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BIBM762 – Tourism Policy and Planning

Module code
Module title
Tourism Policy and Planning
To provide students with the knowledge and understanding of tourism policy and planning. Identify the processes relating to the key policy and planning issues affecting the development of tourism. Planning is examined within a policy framework and applied in the context of the tourism development process including the critical analysis of sustainability and tourism impacts and the expectation of the changing tourist market.
  • BI1401
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse the role and nature of tourism policy development
2. Discuss and critique the tourism policy-making process
3. Evaluate the key issues in tourism policy and planning, and analyse their implications
4. Examine the nature of tourism impacts and analyse the implications of these impacts on
tourism management
5. Examine and analyse the concept of sustainability and its application to tourism
- Tourism policy.
- Tourism policy making process.
- Issues in tourism policy.
- Plan formulation and implementation.
- Plan assessment and evaluation
- Impacts of tourism management.
- Sustainable tourism
- Environmental management systems
- Tourism policy planning for the future
- Case Studies in Tourism Policy Planning
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods my involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must also achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from all assessments to receive a passing grade for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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