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Unit 7 Sustainable Tourism Development HND ICTM

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HND Assignment Brief

Session: September 2019

Programme title Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Travel and Tourism Management
Unit number and title 07 Sustainable Tourism Development
Assignment number & title 1 of 1 Sustainable Tourism Development
Assessor (s) Blerton Hyseni and Julian Joy
Issue Date 03 October 2019
Final assignment submission deadline   06-11 January 2020
    Late submission deadline 13-18 January 2020 The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the College for submissions of assignments in accordance with the BTEC level 4 – 5 submission guidelines and College policy on submissions.
Resubmission deadline TBA
    Remark and Feedback In-class feedback will be available from formative assessment of the initial submissions based on each learning outcome. Final feedback will be available within 2 – 3 weeks of the assignment submission date.
    General Guidelines The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or an illustration from somewhere you must give the source.Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must give all your sources of information. Make sure your work is clearly presented and that you use readily understandable English.Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.
Internal verifier Moghal Baig
Signature (IV of the brief) *     Date   30/09/2019

ICON College of Technology and Management

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Travel and Tourism Management (QCF)

Unit 7: Sustainable Tourism Development (L5) Session: September 2019

Recommended Word Count: 3,000

Assignment Context and Scenario

As an international tourism consultant, you have been assigned to assess the indicators for sustainable tourism development for the selected country and to make some recommendations for future development of this tourist destination.

As a specialist in the area of responsible tourism development, you have ideas for your investigation and therefore you need to examine the tourism potential in general and gather relevant information, including the current situation as a tourist destination.

You will also need to consider the concept of sustainability in tourism planning and development and analyse the relevant national and regional policy issues in order to integrate the sustainability concept into the process. Also, you will need to examine the impacts of tourism development in general with a focus on the economic, social/cultural and environmental factors.

You will need to choose a tourist destination, preferably a country with an established visitor economy.

What you must do:

You will need to summarise your findings and recommendations and write up a report based on the five assignment tasks given below. All your answers should be focused on the chosen case study scenario whenever possible.

Task 1

  1. Identify and discuss how different stakeholders would benefit from tourism development planning with reference to the chosen destination (P1.1).
    1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of public-private sector partnerships (PPP) in tourism planning and development at the chosen destination (P1.2).

Ø  M 1: Demonstrate that you have approached to study and research the public-private partnership arrangement in tourism development in the chosen country effectively (This is related to P 1.2 above).

Task 2

  • Outline the key steps of tourism development planning process and analyse the features at different levels such as local authority and national levels using your case study destination. (P2.1)
    • Explain interactive planning and evaluate the significance of interactive planning systems and processes in tourism development in the chosen destination. (P2.1)
  • Explain tourism impacts and evaluate a range of methods to measure those impacts (consider all three impacts; economic, social and environmental) (P2.3).

Ø  M 2: Relevant theories and techniques are applied in explaining, analysing and measuring tourism impacts in the case study destination (related to P2.3).

  • D 1: Conclusion on the significance of interactive planning in tourism development at different level has been drawn through synthesis of ideas with justification (related to P2.1).

Task 3

  • Justify the concept of sustainability in tourism development in the chosen country (P3.1).
    • Discuss why sustainability is an issue through the analysis of factors that may prevent/hinder sustainable tourism development your chosen country. (P3.2)
    • Identify and analyse the various stage of sustainable tourism development planning with example drawn from the case study destination. (P3.3)

Ø  D 2: Plan, manage and organise substantial activities and research in carrying the tasks of 3.1 and 3.2 on the issues and challenges of sustainable tourism development.

  • M 3: Use appropriate methods and techniques to analyse and present the various stages of sustainable tourism development (3.3).

Task 4

  • Examine the issues of conflict of interests and evaluate the methods of resolving a conflict of interests to ensure the future wellbeing using examples from your case study destination. (P 4.1).
    • Analyse the implications of sustainable tourism development (STD) for balancing supply and demand in your chosen destination. (P 4.2)
    • Evaluate the moral and ethical issues of developing and promoting enclave tourism with examples.(P 4.3)

Ø  D 3: Being able to be receptive and impartial to new ideas of resolving conflict of interest in developing sustainable tourism (related to P4.1).

Task 5

  • Compare current issues related to tourism development at your chosen destination and an emerging destination of your choice where the impacts of tourism are different (P 5.1)
    • Evaluate, with recommendations, the future development of tourism in both destinations (P5.2)

Ø  D 3: applied effective thinking and show evidence of receptiveness to new ideas and originality in recommending (related to P 5.2)

Relevant Information

  1. Outcome of the Unit
On successful completion of this unit a learner will: Assessment criteria for pass: To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate; Questions reflecting the Outcome
L01. Understand the Rationale for planning in the Travel and Tourism Industry Discuss how stakeholders can benefit from planning with reference to a current case study (P1.1)Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of public/private sector tourism planning partnerships drawing on a current example (P1.2)     Task 1
L02. Understand different approaches to tourism Planning and development Analyse features of Tourism Development Planning at different levels (P2.1)Evaluate the significance of interactive planning systems and processes in tourism developments (P2.2)Evaluate different methods available to measure tourist impact (P2.3)     Task 2
L03 Understand the need for planning for Sustainable Tourism Justify the introduction of the concept of sustainability in tourism development (P3.1)Analyse factors that may prevent hinder sustainable tourism development (P3.2)Analyse different stages in planning for sustainability (P3.3)   Task 3
L04. Understand current issues related to tourism development planning Evaluate methods of resolving a conflict of interests to ensure the future well-being of a developing tourism destination (P4.1)Analyse the implications of balancing supply and demandEvaluate the moral and ethical issues of enclave tourism     Task 4
LO5 Understand the socio-cultural, environmental and economic impacts of tourism in developing countries and emerging destinations 5.1. Compare current issues associated with tourism development in a developing country and an emerging destination where the impacts of tourism are different (P5.1) 5.2 Evaluate, with recommendations, the future development of tourism in both destinations (P5.2)     Task 5
  • Grading Criteria for Merit and Distinction of this coursework
Merit (M1, M2, M3) Distinction (D1, D2, D3)
Descriptors Indicative characteristics Descriptors Indicative characteristics
M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solution M 1: Demonstrate that you have approached to study and research the public-private partnership arrangement in tourism development in the chosen country effectively D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions D 1: Conclusion on the significance of interactive planning in tourism development at different level has been drawn through synthesis of ideas with justification
M2 Select/design and apply appropriate methods and or techniques M 2: Relevant theories and techniques are applied in explaining, analysing and measuring tourism impacts in the case study destination D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities D 2: Plan, manage and organise substantial activities and research in carrying out the tasks 3.1 and 3.2
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings M 3: Use appropriate methods and techniques to analyse the stages of sustainable tourism development. D3 Demonstrate convergent and or lateral creative thinking D 3: applied effective thinking and show evidence of receptiveness to new ideas and originality in recommending
  • Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document
    • All coursework must be word processed.
    • Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch).
    • Font size must be within the range of 10 point to 14 point including the headings and body text (preferred font size is 11).
    • Standard and commonly used type face such as Arial should be used.
    • All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered.
    • Material taken from external sources must be properly refereed and cited within the text using Harvard standard
    • Do not use Wikipedia as a reference.
    • Word limit must be strictly followed.

4.  Plagiarism and Collusion

Any act of plagiarism or collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the College regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism and collusion are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort.

Collusion is copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work.

Suspected plagiarism or collusion will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For details on Plagiarism & Collusion please see the student hand book)

5.  Submission

  1. Initial submission of coursework to the tutors is compulsory in each unit of the course.
    1. Student must check their assignments on ICON VLE with plagiarism software Turnitin to make sure the similarity index for their assignment stays within the College approved level. A student can check the similarity index of their assignment three times in the Draft Assignment submission point located in the home page of the ICON VLE.
    1. All Final coursework must be submitted to the Final submission point into the unit (not to the Tutor). A student would be allowed to submit only once and that is the final submission.
    1. Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that form part of the coursework must be submitted as an attachment to the assignment with all documentation.
    1. Any portfolio for a unit must be submitted as a hardcopy to examination office.
    1. The student must attach a tutor’s comment in between the cover page and the answer in the case of Resubmission.

6.  Good practice

  1. Make backup of your work in different media (hard disk, memory stick etc.) to avoid distress for loss or damage of your original copy.

7.  Extension and Late Submission

  1. If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using an Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC) form available from the College examination office and ICON VLE. Please note that the lecturers do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
    1. Late submission will be accepted and marked according to the college procedure. It is noted that late submission may not be graded for Merit and Distinction.
    1. All Late coursework must be submitted to the Late submission point into the unit (not to the Tutor). A student would be allowed to submit only once and that is the final submission.

8.  Submission deadlines: as above (page 1) Submit to:      Online to the ICON VLE only