tourism and event planning.

tourism and event planning.

Assessment Criteria

This assignment requires you to demonstrate your ability andunderstanding of the demands and issues involved when working in the Tourism sector and meeting client’s requirements.

The analysis must be supported by academic theories and concepts and the paper must be a report and comply with the Harvard referencing guidelines.  The reflection must not be descriptive in nature; it should provide clear evidence of understanding of the issues under consideration.

There is no correct number of academic references to be utilised as the student must draw as many references as required to provide a high quality answer.  However, a minimum of 12 academic sources are expected, and a majority of these should be current, internationally peer reviewed articles/journals or accredited textbook references.  Sources such as Wikipedia and the like are not accepted.  Sources available only online should be avoided.

You must be mindful of how marks are allocated based on your ability to define, analyse and apply the key concepts.  The chart below demonstrates how the marks (in percentages) will be allocated according to the criteria shown.

You will notice that without any application or understanding you may struggle to pass the module and note that the majority of the weighting in the marks is on analysis. Similarly, if you only demonstrated understanding and application the highest mark that you could achieve is 50%.

Specific Module Guidance

To achieve a pass level mark you must ensure that you describe the characteristics of the tourismsector and recognised codes of ethics and practice. This will require secondary research.  Your work will be referenced according to the Harvard Referencing System and will be report format.
To achieve higher marks, in addition to the requirements to achieve a pass mark, you will need to make informed comparisons between the theories and concepts you have studied and provide a reflection on how these apply to your project topic. The analysis will be very well applied and will rely heavily for support on current literature.

Marking Guide
?    Student identifies key issues and theories relating to tourism and event planning.
Maximum marks 25

?    Student describes and/or explains the key issues and theories relating to tourism considering the economic, environmental, cultural, political, social impacts and codes of ethics and practice.  Maximum marks 20
?    Student analyses the key issues and theories relating to the economic, environmental, cultural, political, social impacts and codes of ethics and practice of the tourism sector. Maximum marks 25

?    Recommendations for the client’s trip. Presentation will be marked see criteria attached. Maximum marks 20

?    Presentation and referencing. Appropriate format is used and follows Harvard referencing guidelines. Maximum marks 10

Presentation Assessment Form


Module:        Introduction to Tourism  – Work Based Project

Date of presentation:                                         Marker:

Criteria    A    B    C    D    E
Very Good    Good    Pass    Poor    Very Poor
Impact at opening
Audience contact
Use of voice
Presentation Aids
Use of Aids
Content of Presentation
Summing Up
Use of time
Handling Questions

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