APG5390 - Contemporary tourism and development in emerging economies - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jeff Jarvis


Dr Jeff Jarvis

Quota applies

This unit has a student enrolment quota of 40.

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2019 (Flexible)




ATD4060, APG4390



The challenges facing the sustainable development of the industry in emerging economies are identified and the roles played by key sectors of the tourism economy such as aviation and transport, accommodation, national tourism boards, NGO development organisations and the public and private sector are examined.

The impact of market facing development, the growth of "new tourism" business models and independent travel on emerging tourism economies are reviewed as are the economic concepts of leakage and linkage.

The unit is presented via a number of on campus seminars complemented by an industry focused field work tour to a "case study" tourism economy such as; Fiji (South Pacific}, Vietnam/Cambodia (S.E Asia} or the Baltic States (Eastern Europe). (The selected study tour destination will be nominated at the start of semester and may vary from year to year}


On successful completion of this unit, students will have gained:

  1. an understanding of key problems and issues in the current and future development of the global tourism industry;
  2. a developed capacity to undertake original research on an area of their particular interest;
  3. enhanced written and oral communication skills suitable for progress in the tourism profession;
  4. an understanding of key issues facing the future development of the industry in emerging economies;
  5. an understanding of the challenges facing tourism development in emerging tourism economies/regions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement. + Additional requirements + Field trip

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