BUSM 3073 Tourism Policy and Planning

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101904

Coordinator Garth Lean Opens in new window

Description This unit gives students a general understanding of planning theory as it relates to sustainable tourism policy and practice. Students will apply this knowledge to tourism sites, facilities and activities in Sydney with a major assignment focusing on Sydney Olympic Park. A self-guided field trip enables students to apply and understand various planning techniques, tourism policies, scenario mapping strategies and consider conflict resolution practices. Students will present their ideas by integrating quantitative and qualitative data, both in teams and individually. At the conclusion of this unit students will have the skills to apply planning theory to an analysis of tourism policies, sites, facilities and activities in a global city such as Sydney.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1265 - Tourism Policy and Planning BUSM 2035 - Recreational Tourism Policy and Planning

Incompatible Subjects LGYB 8930 - Tourism Policy and Planning LGYA 6103 - Recreational Planning towards Sustainable Tourism LGYB 8197 - Sustainable Tourism and Recreational Planning

Restrictions Successful completion of 80 credit points

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of planning theory as it relates to sustainable tourism;
  2. Analyse various planning techniques, tourism policies, scenario mapping strategies and conflict resolution practices;
  3. Work individually and in teams to present their ideas orally and in written forms;
  4. Integrate quantitative and qualitative tourism data to formulate policies and procedures; and
  5. Apply planning theory to an analysis of tourism policies, sites, facilities and activities.

Subject Content

Understanding tourism policy and planning
Applying sustainable tourism concepts and indicators to case studies
Assessing tourism experiences and opportunities using qualitative and quantitative data
Examining stakeholder conflicts and impact assessments
Planning for destination management
Conducting scenario planning
Conducting site visits and field work
Preparing professional presentations
Evaluating planning frameworks

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay 1200 words 30 Y Individual
Presentation 20 minutes 25 Y Group
Report 1800 words 45 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

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