Destination Management and the Visitor Economy (11210.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
St Leonards, NSW
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the forces driving tourism destination development at a regional, national and global level;
2. Discuss the roles of key stakeholders in, and the dynamics of, destination development;
3. Knowledge of the composition and relative importance of visitor economy elements in tourism destinations;
4. Apply theory and practice in researching effective partnerships in tourism destination visitor economies; and
5. Communicate theory and practice in destination development and its links to the visitor economy.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites11321 Introduction to Events and Tourism.
Assumed knowledgeGood understanding of tourism and events theory and practice, and of the tourism system.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Mr Brian Weir|
|2023||St Leonards, NSW||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Brian Weir|
There is no set textbook for this Unit.
Instead, students are offered a set of readings, most of which will be provided on the Unit Canvas site.
However, these are only a selection from a vast literature on the topic, and you are strongly encouraged to undertake further research yourself to identify additional material of use in this Unit.
Assaker G. (2014) Examining a hierarchical model of Australia's destination image. Journal of Vacation Marketing 20(3), 195 - 210.
ACT Government (2022) ACT Tourism Strategy 2023 - 30. ACT Government: Canberra, Australia.
Ahmad N., Harun A., Khizar H. M. U., Khalid J. & Khan S. (2022) Drivers and barriers of travel behaviors during and post Covid-19 pandemic: A systematic literature review and future agenda. Journal of Tourism Futures. doi 10.1108/JTF-01-2022-0023.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2022) Australian National Accounts: Tourism Satellite Account 2021-22 Financial Year. Australian Government: Canberra, Australia.
Australian Chamber Tourism (2020) Tourism Restart Plan. Australian Chamber: Sydney, Australia.
Australian Government (nd) Tackling Labour and Skills Issues in the Tourism & Hospitality Industries: A Guide to Developing Tourism Employment Plans. Australian Government: Canberra, Australia.
Australian Regional Tourism Network (nd) The Guide to Best Practice Destination Management. ARTN: Sydney, Australia.
Australian Trade & Investment Commission (2021) Domestic Tourism Forecasts 2021-22 to 2025-26. Australian Government: Canberra, Australia.
Australian Trade & Investment Commission (2022a) Tourism Forecasts for Australia 2022 to 2027. Australian Government: Canberra, Australia.
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (2022b) Tourism Investment Monitor 2022 - 21. Australian Government: Canberra, Australia.
Australian Trade & Investment Commission (2022c) Thrive 2030: The Re-imagined Vistor Economy. Australian Government: Canberra, Australia.
Beech J. & Chadwick S. (2006) The Business of Tourism Management. Prentice-Hall: Harlow: UK.
Beerli A. & Martin J.D (2004) Factors influencing destination image. Annals of Tourism Research 31(3), 657 - 81.
Birgit P., Mike P. & Chung-Shing C. (2018) Needs, drivers and barriers of innovation: The case of an alpine community-model destination. Tourism Management Perspectives 25, 53 - 63.
Boniface B., Cooper R. & Cooper C. (2016) Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel & Tourism. Seventh Edition. Routledge: Abingdon, UK.
Bruno A., Davis K. & Staib A. (2022) The Recovery of the Australian Tourism Industry. Reserve Bank of Australia: Canberra, Australia.
Campelo A., Aitken R., Thyne M. & Gnoth J. (2014) Sense of place: The importance of destination branding. Journal of Travel Research 53(2), 154 - 66.
Colmar Brunton (2016) Tourism and Hospitality Careers. Australian Trade Commission: Canberra, Australia
.d'Angella F., De Carlo M. & Sainaghi R. (2010) Archetypes of destination governance: A comparison of international destinations. Tourism Review 65(4), 61 - 73.
Dente B. (2014) Towards a typology of local development policies & programmes. Local Economy 29(6 - 7), 675 - 86.
Destination Southern NSW (2022) Destination Management Plan 2022 - 2030. Destination Southern NSW: Sydney, Australia.
Dwyer L., Forsyth P. & Dwyer W. (2010) Tourism Economics & Policy. Channel View: Bristol, UK.
Edelheim J.R. (2015) Tourism Attractions. Channel View: Bristol, UK.
Edgell D.L. Snr. & Swanson J.R. ( 2013) Tourism Policy & Planning: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Second Edition. Routledge: London, UK.
Edwards D., Dickson T.J., Griffin T. & Haylar, B. (2010) Tracking the urban visitor: Methods for examining tourists spatial behaviour and visual representations. In: G. Richards & W Munsters (eds.) New Perspectives on Cultural Research. CABI: Wallingford, UK. p 104 - 114.
European Cities Marketing (2017) The Future of DMOs: The ECM Manifest. European Cities Marketing: Brussels, Belgium.
Goffi G, Cucculelli M. & Del Chiappa G. (2022) Tourism destination competitiveness in Italy: A stakeholder's perspectice. Tourism Planning & Development. doi 10.1080/21568316.2022.2160805.
Gonzalez V.M., Coromina L. & Gali N. (2018) Overtourism: Residents perceptions of tourism impact as an indicator of resident social carrying capacity - case study of a Spanish heritage town. Tourism Review 73(3), 277 - 96.
Graci S., Maher P.T., Peterson B., Hardy A. & Vaugeois N. (2021) Thoughts from the think tank: Lessons learned from the sustainable Indigenous tourism symposium. Journal of Ecotourism 20(2), 189 - 197.
Hartman S., Wielenga B. & Heslinga J.H. (2020) The future of tourism destination management: Building productive coalitions of actor networks for complex destination development. Journal of Tourism Futures 3, 213 - 218.
Herrero C.C., Laso J., Cristobal J., Fullana-i-Palmer P. Alberti J. Fullana M., Herrero A., Margallo M. & Aldaco R. (2022) Tourism under a life-cycle thinking approach: A review of perspectives and new challenges for the tourism sector in the last decades. Science of the Total Envionment. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157261.
Islam M. W., Ruhannen L. & Ritchie B.W. (2018) Adaptive co-management: A novel approach to tourism destination governance? Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management 37, 97 - 106.
Jamal T. & Robinson M. (Eds.) (2009) The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies. Sage: London, UK.
Lever G. & Hicks J. (2018) A Call to Arms to the Tourism Industry in Support of People with Disability. Discussion Paper. Sparrowley Group: Sydney, Australia.
Nielson N. & Wilson E. (2012) From invisible to Indigenous-driven: A critical typology of research in Indigenous tourism. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 9, 1 - 9.
NSW Government (nd) Destination Management Planning. NSW Government: Sydney, Australia.
NSW Government (2022) NSW Visitor Economy Strategy 2030. NSW Government: Sydney, Australia.
Page S.J. (2015) Tourism Management. Fifth Edition. Routledge: London, UK.
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Pearce D.G. (2014) Towards an integrative conceptual framework of destinations. Journal of Travel Research 53(2), 141 - 53.
Queensland Government (2020) Welcome to the Year of Indigenous Tourism 2020. Queensland Government: Brisbane, Australia.
Russo A.P. & Richards G. (2016) Reinventing the Local in Tourism: Producing, Consuming & Negotiating Place. Channel View: Bristol, UK.
Scott N., Baggio R. & Cooper C. (2008) Network Analysis & Tourism: From Theory to Practice. Channel View: Bristol, UK.
Sigala M. (2020) Going back to places but no going back: Why the opening of regional tourism can give us a pre-taste of the next normal for tourism. Travel Daily News. 17 June 2020, pp 16 - 19.
Singh T.V. (2015) Challenges in Tourism Research. Channel View: Bristol, UK.
SkillsIQ (2018) Tourism, Travel & Hospitality Industry Referenece Committee Industry Skills Forecast 2018. SkillsIQ: Sydney, Australia.
Son I.S., Krolikowski C., Rentschler R. & Huang S. (2022) Utilizing events for placemaking of precincts and main streets: Current state and critical success factors. Event Management 26, 223 - 235.
Thomas E. (Ed.) (2009) Managing Regional Tourism: A Case Study of Yorkshire, England. Great Northern Books: Ilkley, UK.
Tourism Australia (2022a) Accessible Tourism. Access at: www.tourism.australia.com.
Tourism Australia (2022b) Indigenous Update. Tourism Australia: Sydney, Australia.
Tribe J. (2016) Strategy for Tourism. Second Edition. Goodfellow; Oxford, UK.
UNWTO (2018) Overtourism: Understanding & Managing Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions. UNWTO: Madrid, Spain.
Weaver D. & Lawton L. (2014) Tourism Management. Fifth Edition. Milton: Australia.
Zach F. (2012) Partners and innovation in American Destination Management Organizations. Journal of Travel Research 51(4), 412 - 25.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this Unit, you must BOTH:
- Achieve a mark of 50% or more; and
- Submit every assessment item.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assessment item 2 (group presentations) will rewquire students to be part of their group in class to present their submission.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
This Unit involves Work Integrrated Learning.
The major assessment items for this Unit require you to develop a realistic means of evaluationg and address gaps / opportunities in your destination's new tourism strategy, based on desk research on your destination, current and previous destination strategies and other relevant materials..
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (211737)
- Semester 1, 2023, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (211735)
- Semester 1, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206277)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (206279)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (202700)
- Semester 1, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (204013)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (197607)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's (197606)