Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Ms Neelu Seetaram


The components of the tourism industry (accommodation, travel companies, air transport etc.) and their significance in the economy. Tourism enterprises and the supply conditions of the industry, including aspects of finance and investment. The demand for tourism and tourism forecasting. The impacts of the growth of tourism demand on the economy. Tourism's impact on the environment. Tourism policy issues, including taxation of tourism, promotion, foreign investment and international aviation policy.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand how markets in tourism industries work
  2. understand the factors behind the demand for tourism services and patterns of demand growth
  3. appreciate how provision of tourism services affects the natural and built environment, and how economic instruments can be used to control adverse impacts
  4. comprehend a range of tourism policies, and how economic analysis can be brought to contribute to the resolutions
  5. analyse economic issues in tourism, and have developed skills in discussing these in written and oral form through writing an essay and in tutorial presentations.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mrs Neelu Seetaram

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed ECG1101 or ECW1101 before undertaking this unit.