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LAWS17-452: International Tourism Law


International Tourism Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. This subject examines the regulation of domestic and international tourism and analyses key current issues arising in the subject area. It aims to provide students with the understanding and insights required to provide specialised legal and policy advice to the many stakeholders in tourism including governments, investors, developers, operators, marketers, special interest groups, local communities and tourists themselves.

Subject details

Code: LAWS17-452
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. To examine the law regulating the tourism industry and particularly the law and policy governing agency and distribution, passenger transport, traveller accommodation, activities and attractions.
  2. In this examination to apply principles from the many areas of law involved to an increased knowledge of the requirements of this industry gained from reading, seminars and shared experiences.
  3. To consider and discuss the function and effectiveness of the law regulating tourism having regard for the underlying commercial and policy considerations.
  4. To analyse key current issues arising in the subject areas and the relevant legal, policy and strategic considerations.
  5. To research and write an academic paper addressing a tourism law topic of your choice (selected in consultation with the course co-ordinator, having regard for your particular career ambitions and interests).

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.


Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

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