Assessment guidance: Learners will carry out research into the travel and tourism sector and report on key developments, the structure of the sector and its influences. Learners will analyse the effects of demand and supply and report on the impacts of tourism.
This unit aims to develop understanding of the development and structure of the travel and tourism sector and how it is affected by external agencies and factors. An understanding of the impacts of tourism will also be developed.
Understand the history and structure of the travel and tourism sector
Explain key historical developments in the travel and tourism sector
Explain the structure of the travel and tourism sector
Understand the influence of local and national governments and international agencies on the travel and tourism sector
Analyse the function of government, government sponsored bodies and international agencies in travel and tourism
Explain how local and national economic policies influence the success of the travel and tourism sector
Discuss the implications of political change on the travel and tourism sector in different countries
Understand the effects of supply and demand on the travel and tourism sector
Explain factors affecting tourism demand
Explain how supply has changed to meet the effects of demand
Understand the impacts of tourism
Evaluate the main positive and negative economic, environmental and social impacts of tourism
Explain strategies that can be used to minimise the negative impacts whilst maximising the positive impacts