Core Module Information
Module title: Tourism Concepts and Issues

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM11111
Module leader: Gesthimani Moysidou
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

The overall aim of this module is to provide a stimulating programme of study that enables you to determine and evaluate the current trends and contemporary debates and developments in international tourism, events and hospitality management and their implications for tourism business. This module therefore aims to introduce and evaluate the tourism phenomenon, current trends and developments in international tourism and their implications for tourists, tourism businesses and destination populations. The effects on international tourism of the global economic downturn and the recovery are reviewed but in the wider context of key issues: problems involved in monitoring, measuring and defining tourism; the complexities of stakeholder relationships; visitor demand and behaviour; current issues and trends including environmental concerns, the ethics of the globalisation of tourism and the development of alternative forms of tourism. Furthermore, issues and trends in related sectors, namely hospitality and festivals and events, are also discussed.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1. Appraise the significance of consumer demand and behaviour for contemporary tourism product development
LO2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the tourism system, its components and characteristics
LO3. Critically analyse stakeholder relationships with regard to their implications for destination development
LO4. Critically appraise the impacts of international tourism on destinations
LO5. Critically evaluate a range of impact management techniques for sustainable tourism development

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gesthimani Moysidou
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1 - 2 7 , WORDS= 2000
Report 50 3 - 5 12 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TSM11111 Tourism Concepts and Issues