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HRTM12-206: Tourism Analysis and Evaluation May 2017 [Standard]

General information

This subject focuses on how markets for tourism, hospitality and leisure services operate. Businesses in these sectors operate in competitive environments and managers are required to make decisions about investment in capital, people and marketing activities that require understanding of how market forces will impact their business. Topics include domestic and international market structure, principles of demand and supply for leisure services, impacts of government policy, impacts of exchange rates and trade agreements on tourism, tourism and regional economic development in advanced and developing countries, environmental economics and tourism.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:HRTM12-206
Subject title:Tourism and Hospitality Economics
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x11 (Total hours: 22) - Seminar 2
  • Personal Study Hours: x15 (Total hours: 105) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities: Students are expected to attend all sessions (Lectures and Tutorials). Most sessions build on the work covered in the previous week and it is difficult to recover if you miss a session. To ensure successful learning in this subject it is a requirement that students come to class having completed any required readings; preparation for discussion or other activities as advised.


Prescribed resources:
  • John Tribe (2015). The Economics of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism. 5th, Routledge , 474.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the nature of tourism and hospitality organisations and the characteristics of the markets in which they operate. [This learning outcome relates to Bond Graduate Attribute 1 and 2]
  2. Analyse the factors that affect demand for, and supply of, tourism and hospitality services. [This learning outcome relates to Bond Graduate Attributes 1 and 2]
  3. Evaluate the objectives of government policy in relation to tourism and hospitality and describe the nature of the policy instruments used. [This learning outcome relates to Bond Graduate Attributes 1 and 2 above]
  4. Describe the economic impacts of tourism and hospitality at national and regional levels and the role of the tourism and hospitality industries in the global economy. [This learning outcome relates to Bond Graduate Attributes 1 and 2 above]
  5. Evaluate the impact of globalisation on the tourism and hospitality industries. [This learning outcome relates to Bond Graduate Attributes 2 and 3 above]
  6. Describe the role of environmental resources in the leisure and tourism and industries and the nature of market failure in relation to these resources. [This learning outcome relates to Bond Graduate Attributes 2 and 3 above]


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*In-Class Quiz - Individual Mid Semester Test 20% Week 6 1, 2.
Essay Written Report 30% Week 10 4, 5.
*Showcase Portfolio Portfolio of Readings and Exercises 10% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Open) Final Examination 40% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

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Feedback on assessment

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Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Introduces students to the topics and issues that will be covered in this subject. Tutorial: No tutorial this week. Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 1.

Introduces the basic concepts of demand and supply in the context of tourism and hospitality markets. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 2 & 3.

Introduces the concept of elasticity of demand in the context of tourism and hospitality services. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 4

Introduces the concept of elasticity of supply and describes the impact of fixed and variable costs on the firms decision to supply services. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 5

Considers the effects of market structure on pricing strategies in the private sector and the issues related to pricing in the public sector. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 6.

Describes the principles of the 'free market' approach and examples of government intervention to correct market failure in tourism and leisure. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 7.

Describes the elements of the macroeconomic environment which impact the tourism and hospitality industries. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 8 & 9

Describes the methods of measuring and expressing the impacts of tourism at a macroeconomic level. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 12.

Describes the role that tourism plays in regional economic development and regeneration in both urban and rural areas. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 13.

Describes the role that tourism plays in trade between nations and the effects of trade liberalisation on tourism. Require Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 14 & 15.

Considers the role that natural environments play as inputs to tourism and the techniques used to value and manage environmental services. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 16

Considers the nature of investment in tourism, hospitality and leisure. Required Reading: Tribe (2016), Chapter 10 & 11.

Revision exercises and preparation for the final exam.

Approved on: Mar 21, 2017. Edition: 3.1