Core Module Information
Module title: Global Tourism Distribution

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM07109
Module leader: Ross Tinsley
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

The module examines concepts and descriptions of tourism distribution, from an economic and supply perspective. This includes: the categorisation of supply – accommodation, attractions, transport, tour operators and travel agents; aspects of tourism demand – determinants, motivations and segmentation; intermediaries and the distribution of tourism products, particularly niche products; the role of destination management and the public sector; management issues relating to the tourism sector; all aspects of organising, producing, distributing and costing a special interest tour.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Distinguish between different tourism providers
LO2: Appreciate the roles of intermediaries in the supply of tourism products
LO3: Identify key issues in the distribution, management and operations of the travel industry
LO4: Produce a niche tour idea and justify the choice of elements and demand for this product
LO5: Make informed comments on current niche industry issues and their effect on travel and tourism.
LO6: Develop an awareness of the impact of technology on travel and tourism

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ross Tinsley
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 12
Online Guided independent study 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 134
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 2,3,4 8 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Class Test 50 1-6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 800
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Global Tourism Distribution