Module title: International Tourism Policy and Planning

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM09103
Module leader: Constantia Anastasiadou
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

TMS07106; TSM08102
Students should normally have completed tourism-related modules at SQCF levels 7 & 8

2019/0, Trimester 1, 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: Joanna McVicar
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs;
Lectures cover the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the module. Guest speakers will be used to relate this to actual industry practice. Tutorials will allow students the chance to discuss the module content and do more detailed work on specific areas. Directed study tasks on the internet encourage integration of key reading material.
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy
The students will develop research skills for their assessments. Specifically, group work
and presentation skills are developed during the tutorial and seminar sessions and
critical appraisal and reflection are required in the essay.
Assessment (formative and summative);
There is one formative assessment (individual essay) and one summative (end of
module exam). The individual essay covers LOs 3 & 4. The exam will cover LOs 1, 2 &
Research/ teaching linkages;
The module leader undertakes scholarly activity in European tourism policy and
international cross-border tourism development and cooperation.
The students will develop critical reflection skills throughout the module. They will also
need to collect and process a range of secondary information sources (books, journal
and newspaper articles, government studies and reports).
Supporting equality and diversity;
All materials are available on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group. The tutorial
activities use a variety of formats and develop comprehension, reflection, critical
discussion and presentation skills to account for diverse backgrounds and aptitudes.
The role of the European Union in tourism and examples drawn from the UK, Europe
and other parts of the world are used to highlight the issues

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:
Individual essay 50% of overall mark. Will cover learning outcomes 3 & 4
End of module exam - 2hrs in duration- 50% of overall mark. Will cover learning
outcomes 1, 2, 5

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 12
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 174
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 3,4 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,5 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The rationale for government involvement in tourism; the types of government involvement; the tourism policy system; structures and stakeholders in tourism policy; tourism planning and the planning process, the impact of EU policies on tourism development; tourism policy and structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the relationship between tourism and government policy in a range of different contexts
LO2: Critically reflect on the rationale of government involvement in tourism management and planning
LO3: Critically evaluate on the roles of different stakeholders in tourism policy in different destinations
LO4: Demonstrate the importance of planning for sustainable tourism development
LO5: Determine the impact of international organisations on tourism planning and development

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TSM09103 - International Tourism Planning and Policy