The aim of the module is to investigate the opportunities for sustainable transportation and explore the issues within the tourism industry. It identifies the opportunities and challenges facing sustainable practice in the travel industry from a range of stakeholder perspectives. Through examining the differing motives between public and private stakeholders, exploring new developments in technology, consumer trends and sustainable initiatives, students will develop a critical awareness of the ways in which sustainable transportation and tourism can enhance the welfare of society and environmental quality. The module will enable students to further their professional development, knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism and transport and prepare them for a career in sustainable tourism destination management.
Module learning outcomes
On completion of this module, a capable student will be able to:
Integrate detailed knowledge of travel, tourism and transport in different contexts, and how they are inter-linked to wider issues of sustainability and global climate change.
Analyse the main tourism policies that impact on various sectors of the transportation industry.
Evaluate the economic and environmental impacts transportation systems and infrastructures have on destinations.
Evaluate and critically analyse sustainable tourism and transport research and policy, and how these concepts are interpreted by different actors and interest groups.
Academic and graduate skills
Work as a member or leader of a group and effectively contribute to the achievement of objectives
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively and fluently orally and in writing
Undertake independent/self-directed study/learning including time management
Develop a sustained and reasoned argument
Use Computing and IT effectively and appropriately to analyse and present information
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Report 2000 words
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Reassessment: Essay 2000 words
Continuous feedback will be made available to the students during the seminar sessions.
Feedback on the report will be delivered individually (4 week turnaround).
Hall, C. M., & Page, S. J. (2014). The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space. Abingdon: Routledge.
Rodrigue, J. P., Comtois, C., & Slack, B. (2017). The Geography of Transport Systems. 4th Edition. Abingdon: Routledge.
Lumsden, L. & Page, S. J. (2004). Tourism and Transport: Issues and Agenda for the New Millennium. Amsterdam; London : Elsevier