Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThis subject introduces students to the current issues relevant to management of tourism and hospitality operations. Topics will include; industrial structure of tourism and leisure, challenges and strategies for managing service delivery, distribution systems for tourism products, tourism and transport, property owner-operator relations, and the role and influence of government.Learning Objectives1. Students will be able to describe the key skills required by managers in the tourism and hospitality industries and the roles of education and experience in developing those skills.2. Students will be able to describe the functions of management in the tourism and hospitality industries.3. Students will be able to describe typical business structures of firms operating in the tourism and hospitality industries and conduct a SWOT analysis of a representative firm.4. Students will be able to describe the key challenges, innovations and issues shaping the tourism and hospitality industries now and in the future.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.