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ECW2600

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Neelu Seetaram

Synopsis

The components of the tourism industry (accommodation, travel companies, air transport etc.) and their significance in the economy. Tourism enterprises and the supply conditions of the industry, including aspects of finance and investment. The demand for tourism and tourism forecasting. The impacts of the growth of tourism demand on the economy. Tourism's impact on the environment. Tourism policy issues, including taxation of tourism, promotion, foreign investment and international aviation policy.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • understand how markets in tourism industries work
  • understand the factors behind the demand for tourism services and patterns of demand growth
  • appreciate how provision of tourism services affects the natural and built environment, and how economic instruments can be used to control adverse impacts
  • comprehend a range of tourism policies, and how economic analysis can be brought to contribute to the resolutions
  • analyse economic issues in tourism, and have developed skills in discussing these in written and oral form through writing an essay and in tutorial presentations.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mrs Neelu Seetaram

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECW1101