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HTM6002 Theories and Concepts in TourismSubject NameSubject CodeNo. of CreditsTotal Contact HoursPrerequisiteTheories and Concepts in TourismHTM60023 credits30 hoursNoneSubject DescriptionThe subject explores a number of issues that explain what tourism is, how it worksand what internal and external factors influence successful tourism operations. Thesubject adopts a multi-disciplinary perspective that allows students to examine themeaning of tourism to the individual, the structure of tourism and its componentelements and the management of tourism from the perspective of the market place.Subject OutcomesEvaluate the knowledge and theories of hospitality and tourismAnalyse the structure, products, services, and interactions in tourism and hospitalityExamine the role of hospitality and tourism in communities and environments thatthey affectEvaluate and implement appropriate management theories and concepts in thebusiness research areaCommunicate and respond to the diversity that prevails within the hospitality andtourism industry, andEvaluate issues and apply professional skills and management knowledge tocomplex and unstructured problems in hospitality and tourism.Assessment WeightingContinuous Assessment 100%The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SHTM1


HTM6002 Theories and Concepts in TourismKey topics to be addressed in this subject (Subject to regular update)1 Theory Development in Tourism2 What is tourism? The difference between tourism, leisure and recreation3 Attractions and Demand Generators4 Factors Affecting Tourist Flows - Access and spatial interactions of tourists5 The tourist Motives and Movements6 Destination Lifecycle7 Tourism as a Complex System8 Tourism and the Individual Sociology of Tourism9 Sustainability and Tourism ImpactsThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SHTM2

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