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ATM5060 - Contemporary Issues in Tourism

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Vicki Peel and Mr Jeff Jarvis


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as poverty alleviation through tourism and the growth of independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to destinations including Sydney and far North Queensland.


On successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. an understanding of key problems and issues in the current and future development of the global tourism industry.
  2. an understanding of the principles and practices of e-tourism.
  3. enhanced research and writing skills through the application of appropriate theory to real-life problem solving.
  4. enhanced oral communication skills suitable for professional progression in management of the tourism profession.
  5. experience in working with tourism professionals in response to industry needs.


Research paper (6600) : 70%
Group fieldwork assignment (2000 each) : 20%
Class Contribution (400) : 10%

Contact hours

7 x 3 hour lectures, 2 x 2 hour student presentation seminars and a 7 day intensive study tour with industry seminars and field work


ATD4060, ATM4060