Core Module Information
Module title: Business Tourism

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

Module code: TSM10105
Module leader: Joan McLatchie
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

'The module introduces you to all aspects of business tourism. It begins by analysing the concepts of ‘business travel’ and ‘business tourism’, discussing definitions and differences. You will examine demand and supply issues in both individual business travel and MICE tourism. The module will also consider the role of the destination in business tourism, the potential impacts of business tourism, and the relationships between business and leisure tourism. We will conclude by considering the buyer point of view – what is the purpose of the events, and what legacy do they leave behind? You will learn about these diverse components of the Business Tourism Industry, and the role that they have to play within the wider tourism context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Analyse the individual business travel market from all stakeholder perspectives
LO2: Analyse the various components of the business events industry from all stakeholder perspectives
LO3: Evaluate the relationship between destinations and business tourism
LO4: Examine the impacts of business tourism
LO5: Appraise the relationship between business and leisure 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: Joan McLatchie
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 33
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1-2 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Portfolio 50 3-5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TSM10105 Business Tourism