Module title: Business Tourism

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

Module code: TSM10301
Module leader: Joan McLatchie
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MAURITIUS
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Joan McLatchie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
This module will be taught by a combination of lectures and tutorials. The UK lecturer will deliver the lectures, followed by the HK tutor’s delivery of the tutorials. The tutorials are designed to encourage student engagement with the application of theory to practice, and are aligned to the module learning outcomes.

embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Students will develop their team-working, communication and presentations skills by participating in the tutorials. They will develop their researching and academic writing skills by completing the assessments. An academic writing workshop will be included in the module timetable.

research/ teaching linkages:
Students will be required to carry out independent research to complete their assessments, and also in preparation for tutorials. They will be guided towards relevant academic sources during lectures.

supporting equality and diversity:
All module materials will be on Moodle, and can be provided in advance if required. A flexible approach will be taken in order to best meet the needs of individual students.

Internationalisation:
International examples will be used in class. Recommended textbooks also provide an international perspective.

Formative Assessment:
assessment (formative and summative):
Students will be assessed by one piece of coursework and a formal exam. In addition, they will complete a piece of work which reflects on their experience of designing and delivering a tutorial session. They will be invited to submit a draft of the coursework for formative feedback. They will also have the opportunity to submit an answer to a sample exam question.

Summative Assessment:
assessment (formative and summative):
Students will be assessed by one piece of coursework and a formal exam. In addition, they will complete a piece of work which reflects on their experience of designing and delivering a tutorial session. They will be invited to submit a draft of the coursework for formative feedback. They will also have the opportunity to submit an answer to a sample exam question.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 13
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 2,3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,4-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MAURITIUS
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Joan McLatchie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
This module will be taught by a combination of lectures and tutorials. The UK lecturer will deliver the lectures, followed by the HK tutor’s delivery of the tutorials. The tutorials are designed to encourage student engagement with the application of theory to practice, and are aligned to the module learning outcomes.

embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Students will develop their team-working, communication and presentations skills by participating in the tutorials. They will develop their researching and academic writing skills by completing the assessments. An academic writing workshop will be included in the module timetable.

research/ teaching linkages:
Students will be required to carry out independent research to complete their assessments, and also in preparation for tutorials. They will be guided towards relevant academic sources during lectures.

supporting equality and diversity:
All module materials will be on Moodle, and can be provided in advance if required. A flexible approach will be taken in order to best meet the needs of individual students.

Internationalisation:
International examples will be used in class. Recommended textbooks also provide an international perspective.


Formative Assessment:
assessment (formative and summative):
Students will be assessed by one piece of coursework and a formal exam. In addition, they will complete a piece of work which reflects on their experience of designing and delivering a tutorial session. They will be invited to submit a draft of the coursework for formative feedback. They will also have the opportunity to submit an answer to a sample exam question.

Summative Assessment:
assessment (formative and summative):
Students will be assessed by one piece of coursework and a formal exam. In addition, they will complete a piece of work which reflects on their experience of designing and delivering a tutorial session. They will be invited to submit a draft of the coursework for formative feedback. They will also have the opportunity to submit an answer to a sample exam question.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 13
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 2-3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1,4-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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

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