Short Title:Tourism Studies 2
Full Title:Tourism Studies 2
Module Code:TOUR H3005
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Travel, tourism and leisure
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Author:GLENN MEHTA
Module Description:This syllabus aims to provide students of Tourism Studies 2 with continuing transferable skills (previously built upon in Tourism Studies 1 module), specifically in the areas of understanding economic influences of tourism, and the increasing use of technology is travel distribution. The syllabus also introduces some legal issues prevalent in the study of tourism, as well as an overview of the business tourism sector.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine and critically evaluate the significance of the tourism industry to the economy at local, national and international levels
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of how tourism products are distributed and investigate likely trends into the future
LO3 Critically assess the legal environment unique to the tourism sector
LO4 Explain and discuss the importance of business tourism
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Economic Impacts
International Perspective (including BRICS economies), Irish Perspective, Employment, Investment, Regional Development, Foreign Exchange, Multiplier Effects, Statistics
Tourism & Travel Distribution
Central Reservation Systems, Global Distribution Systems, Travel Agent and Tour Wholesaler: Role & Trends, Consolidators, Consortiums/Alliances, On-Line Web Sites, Disintermediation; eTourism and mTourism; Social Media and Tourism
Legal Issues in Tourism
Travel Legislation, Licensing Legislation, Hospitality Legislation, Equality Legislation
Business Tourism
Business & Leisure Tourism Distinctions, Conference & Meetings, Exhibitions, Incentive Travel, Corporate Events, Business Travel Distribution
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment may take the form of group/individual research project(s) and presentation or in class test. 1,2,3,4 30.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Mehta, G. 2007, The Welcome Business – Tourism and Travel in Ireland, Gill & Macmillan
Recommended Book Resources
  • Goeldner, C. Brent Richie, J. 2009, Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies, 11th ed Ed.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Various Newspapers, Trade Magazines, Tourism Journals
  • Online Journals: Travel and Tourism Analyst (Mintel)
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 6 Elective
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 6 Elective
TA_BMNGT_D (1 year add-on) TA_BMNGT_D - Bachelor of Business in Management 6 Elective