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2013/2014  BA-HAS_CITD  Contemporary Issues in Tourism Demand, 2nd year project

English Title
Contemporary Issues in Tourism Demand, 2nd year project

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Fourth Quarter
The course is offered from spring 2015
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Ana Maria Munar - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Experience economy and service management
Last updated on 09-08-2013
Learning objectives
• Develop and present a scientific problem
• Critically analyse and apply theories and concepts
• Select, explain and apply appropriate methodological frameworks
• Analyse and discuss theoretical implications, and present managerial recommendations of the problem examined in the project
• Write and present to audiences an academic research report
Contemporary Issues in Tourism Demand, 2nd year project:
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 3 students in the group
Group size: max. 2-3 students.
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
The project size should be:
• 1 student: max.10 standard pages
• 2 students: max.15 standard pages
• 3 students: max. 20 standard pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Make-up examinations are given as an individual oral exam based on the group project.
Re-take examinations are given as an individual oral exam based on the group project handed in for the regular examination, as well as a supplementary piece, max. 5 standard pages in length.
Description of the exam procedure
The final exam is a group project which Is also ending 2nd year.
The project will be followed by an individual 20 minutes oral exam which takes its point of departure in the group project but also to relations to theory and models from syllabus. The individual assessment is based on a combined evaluation of the written group project and the individual oral exam
Assessment. The student’s linguistic abilities may be included in the evaluation of the project. This evaluation is an overall evaluation of the academic content including the student’s ability to spell and write, taking into account that the academic content must be given preference. The individual assessment is based on a combined evaluation of the written group project and the individual oral exam.
Course content and structure
This course deals with the factors influencing the development of contemporary tourism demand. It introduces theories and empirical studies at the forefront of research in the field of tourism. Students gain insights on the factors that impact on the ability and motivation to travel in a fast changing world.  The course presents the latest  theoretical frameworks to comprehend tourist behaviour, tourist consumption, and tourism and hospitality product development. It examines the complex interrelationship between technological development and tourism demand. The aim of this course is also to explore various aspects of demand trends for emerging tourism products and destinations. Finally, the readings and teaching activities aim to provide theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the second year projects.
Teaching methods
The course includes lectures, student's presentations and interactive exercises in class.
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
Study and preparation for class 90 hours
2nd year project and examination 86 hours
Further Information
The Study Board each year publishes the 2nd Year Project Guidelines, which supplements the Program Regulations and serves as a teaching aid for the Project. The Manual provides detailed information about Project requirements and deadlines, as well as practical suggestions and advice regarding the Project experience and proper use of a Project Adviser. - The Project Guidelines will be available at the BSc SEM e-campus (in the menu under Exam > Exam guidelines)
Expected literature
A compendium of research articles
Last updated on 09-08-2013