TOUR08008 2016 Globalisation and Tourism

General Details

Full Title
Globalisation and Tourism
Transcript Title
Globalisation and Tourism
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Subject Area
TOUR - Tourism
BUS - Business
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
James Hanrahan
Programme Membership
SG_BTOUR_K08 202100 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBMTS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Add-on) DoMTS

This module aims to introduce students to the key ideas, concepts and issues of importance to the tourism industry in relation to globalisation. It will develop their capacities to think and act strategically with a focus on problem solving and decision making within the industry to maximize the positive impacts of globaliation with the tourism industry while mitigating the negative associate impacts of tourism.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Explain the connection between globalisation theory and tourism enterprises and the implications of this in relation to the concept and dynamics of the ‘North-South' debate.


Analyse the strategic role and practice of government involvement on tourism, planning policy and funding in relation to issuess associated with globalisation of tourism


Formulate and defend their personal perspective on current global issues within tourism.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students select and evaluate LDC tourism developemnt based on the key principles of globalisation theory.

Students examine the role of tourism developemnt in the North South divide in selected case study examples.

Students assess the role of key stakeholders in planning sustained responsible tourism and suggest how such roles could be expanded.


Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be required to develop a  consultancy report to remedy problems with a set case study  using the tools and techniques provided in Sections 1 and 2, concluding with recommendation based on Section 1,2 and 3.


Assessment of current issues relevent to the globalisation of tourism utilising relevant journal article analyses and discussions/presentations implemented for a selected case study destination, 1-3

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignment or exam

Module Dependencies

level 7 award

Indicative Syllabus

1 Globalisation of Tourism                                                                                       

•·         Explain globalisation theory

•·         Explain and compare the concept and dynamics of ‘North-South' debate

•·         Assess and formulate a view on the relationship between globalisation and tourism Identify and describe the role of Ireland and the EU in relation to the LDC's

2 Government Involvement in Tourism                                                              

•·         Describe and evaluate policy considerations in tourism planning

•·         Evaluate governments role in tourism planning and development

•·         Compare and evaluate tourism marketing planning

•·         Describe and assess the approaches and implementation of tourism  development funding

3 The Future of Tourism                                                                            

•·         Transportation Developments pertinent to Tourism               

•·         Operations Management for Tourism Facilities          

•·         The ‘gaps' in the Tourism Product                                             

•·         New Tourism Products and Social Change

•·         Education and training for tourism        


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 9 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre lecturer 4 Weekly 4.00
Group Learning Not Specified project work 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN research 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Ashworth, 2012, G.J. Ashworth, Do we understand urban tourism? Journal of tourism hospitality, Open Access Journal, 1 (2012), p. 4

Budeanu, A., Miller, G., Moscardo, G and Ooi, C.S (2016) Sustainable Tourism, Progress, Challenges and Opportunities: An Introduction. Journal of Cleaner Production, 111(B), 285-294

Bramwell, B and Lane, B (2013) Getting from Here to There: Systems Change, Behavioural Change and Sustainable Tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 21 (1), 1-4

Buckley, R (2012) Sustainable Tourism: Research and Reality. Annals of Tourism Research, 39, 528-546

Conaghan, A. and Hanrahan, J. (2013). The Demand for and Supply of Sustainable Tourism in Ireland. Tourism Education for Global Citizenship: Educating for lives of consequence: Oxford Brookes University.

Chathoth, P.K. and Law, R. (2011), “Managerial perceptions of information technology from the transaction-cost perspective”, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Vol. 28 No. 8, pp. 787-803.

Fáilte Ireland (2015) Tourism Facts 2015. Dublin: Fáilte Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland (2011) Sales Toolkit: Step 1. The Great Britain (GB) Market, Dublin: Fáilte Ireland.

Irish Tour Operators Association, (March 2003) Review of Tourism Policy.

Lawless, Martina & McCann, Fergal & McIndoe-Calder, Tara, 2012. "SMEs in Ireland: Stylised facts from the real economy and credit market,"Quarterly Bulletin Articles, Central Bank of Ireland, pages 99-123, April.

Haugland et al., 2011, S.A. Haugland, H. Ness, B.O. Grønseth, J. Aarstad, Development of tourism destinations: an integrated multilevel perspective, Annals of Tourism Research, 38 (1) (2011), pp. 268–290

Hall, C.M. (2011) A Typology of Governance and Its Implications for Tourism Policy Analysis. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19 (4-5), 437-457

Hall. Michael (2007) Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach (Paperback) Routledge; 1 edition

William F Theobald (2001)Global Tourism, Butterworth and Heinemann

Martin Mowforth and Ian Munt (2003) Tourism and Sustainability, Routledge

Hall, M., (2000) Tourism Planning. Policies, Processes and Relationships. Essex: Prentice Hall.

Bramwell, B., and Lane, B., (2000) Tourism Collaboration and Partnerships, Aspects of Tourism, Channel View publications.

Department of the Environment, (1997) Sustainable Development, A Strategy for Ireland, Dublin.

European Commission Enterprise and Industry, (2007) Actions for More Sustainable European Tourism, Report of the Tourism Sustainability Group, European Commission

Hanrahan, J., (2006), Tourism planning in Ireland ‘An analysis of County Development Plans' Paper presented at 2nd Annual Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference: Waterford Institute of Technology.

Fennell, D, A., (2006) Tourism Ethics, AOT, Channel View Publications.

Alister Mathieson and Geoffrey Wall (2006) Tourism Economic,Physical and Social Impacts, Longman Scientific and Technical

Peter Mason (2003) Tourism Impacts,Planning and Management

Butterworth, Heinmann

Page. S. (2006) Tourism Management, Butterwoth Heinemann.

Yvette Reisinger 2012, International Tourism, 1st Ed., Routledge Oxon, Uk

Yette Reisinger & Lindsey Turner 2011, Cross cultural behaviour in tourism, 1st Ed., Routledge Oxon, UK
Peter Mason 2013, Tourism Impacts, planning and management, 2nd Ed., Routledge

Brian Boniface 2012, Worldwide Destinations and Companion Book of Cases Set: Worldwide Destinations: The geography of travel and tourism (Volume 1), Routledge, [ISBN: ISBN-10 00809]

Cooper C., Hall M., 2008, 'Contemporary Tourism - An International Approach', Butterworth Heinemann

Reisinger, Yvette 2009, International Tourism, Cultures and Behaviour,, Butterworth Heinemann, [ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-7]

Witt, Stephen F 2014, The Management of International Tourism (RLE Tourism), Routledge, [ISBN: ISBN-10 11380]

Other Resources

On line journals: Journal of Ecotourism, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Insights, Tourism Ireland "Contact", Tourism News (ITIC) and all Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland publications

Tourism DVDs (various)

Additional Information