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BCDP02-042: Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management


Managers in tourism and hospitality organisations need to have a wide range of skills and knowledge to successfully navigate in competitive and dynamic international markets. They must be adept at managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders including business owners, brand or chain managers, staff, customers, suppliers and government agencies. In this subject, you will learn about the key challenges, innovations and issues shaping tourism and hospitality now and in the future and develop skills and knowledge that could lead to a successful international management career in these industries.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • University Preparation & Diploma
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $3,920
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,060

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the structure of the tourism and hospitality industries and the economic contributions of these sectors at national and international level.
2. Describe the key skills required by managers in the tourism and hospitality industries and strategies for developing those skills.
3. Describe management strategies for service delivery organisations.
4. Discuss key issues related to corporate social responsibility for tourism and hospitality organisations.
5. Discuss the role of government in regulation and promotion of the tourism and hospitality industries.
6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various tourism product distribution systems.
7. Evaluate case studies to identify critical success factors for tourism and hospitality businesses.

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into a Bond College Diploma Program.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020