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Tourist Destination Management

2014 unit code: TOU20006 (formerly LTT201)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
Contact hours36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)

  LTT100 Introduction to Tourism

Related course(s)

Students enrolled in this unit for 2014 at the Hawthorn campus need to refer to TOU20006 Tourist Destination Management (Bachelor of Business entry) for learning outcome and assessment detail.

Aims and objectives

• To identify the degree of interdependence in a region's tourism industry
• To study the roles and functions of destination tourism organisations
• To examine the contribution of technological advancement to tourist destination management
• To develop strategies for the sustainability of a destination's tourism industry

Teaching methods

This unit will be taught in a variety of modes including face to face, online, distance and blended modes. Delivery of this unit may be through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and online.


Research Essay 30 - 40%
Group Task 10 - 20%
Examination 45 - 55%

Generic skills outcomes

This unit will provide discipline-based knowledge and professional capabilities and experiences contributing to students progress in attaining generic skills such as:
• teamwork skills
• analysis skills
• problem solving skills
• communications skills
• ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• ability to work independently


• Tourist Destination Areas: the regionalisation process, growth and development
• The Destination Environment: physical, sociocultural, economic
• Sustainability and Management Processes, Destination Marketing, Tourism and the Community