Courses & Units

Dynamics of Tourism BMA115




Unravelling, and understanding, the links between the many different components of the systems that comprise tourism is the focus of this unit. The unit will introduce you to the global dimensions of tourism, and help you to understand the scale and dynamism of tourism from local, regional, national and global perspectives. Areas of study include understanding tourism as a series of systems, evaluating the impacts of tourism and tracing the development of tourism from an elite to a mass activity and then to special interest tourism. Specific focus is given to the business of tourism, including major industry sectors.


Unit name Dynamics of Tourism
Unit code BMA115
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Marketing

Dr Alison Dunn

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Explain the systems approach to the definition, structure and historical development of tourism
  • LO2: Describe the impacts of tourism differentiating between economic, social and environmental influences.
  • LO3: Clarify the main sectors ad operations of tourism.
  • LO4: Account for the rise and development of special interest tourism.
  • LO5: Conduct research into a tourism operation and report on findings.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080700

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week.  Please check the unit outline for details.


Report (30%), Presentation (30%), Final examination (40%).

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