International Tourism System Report

International Tourism System Report


Complete an annotated bibliography of literature related to tourism impacts and your MKT01906 destination.Instructions

  1. Locate, summarise and evaluate five (5) articles (three (3) academic journal articles published between 2015 and 2019, and two (2) non-academic ones) relating to tourism at your MKT01906 destination (see Question 5 instructions for Assessment 3).
  2. Use the Academic Skills Quick Guide ‘Writing an Annotated Bibliography’ on MySCU site produced by SCU Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Your annotated bibliography should be presented as follows:

  • Provide a heading for each article with full bibliographic details arranged in alphabetical order, following the Harvard format.
  • Describe the contents of each article and analyse each in relation to Assessment 3 (tourism impacts, destination development, tourism policy) (see Assessment 3 instructions). What is the article about? What are key ideas in the article?
  • Provide a statement on the relevance of each article to your selected MKT01906 destination. Do key ideas relate to study destination? How?

Note: Readings or your text for MKT01906 cannot be used as academic sources for this assessment.

Marking criteria

  • Correct bibliographic details for each academic source (5 marks)
  • Review and evaluation of five sources (3 academic and 2 non-academic) relevant to Assignment 3 (20 marks)
  • Correct spelling, grammar and logical argument (5 marks).

Total (30 marks)Assessment 3: Case study (2500 Words)


Develop a case study showcasing international tourism at your MKT01906 destination. You selected the location prior to Week 3. The assignment will develop critical thinking, analysis and literacy skills to synthesise information related to theories studied in this unit.


Identify key issues for the destination from international tourism and contrast them with ideas discussed in at least eight (8) recent and relevant academic sources. Assessment 2 (Annotated Bibliography) will assist with literature required. Draw on other sources to support. Follow the structure and criteria below.

Case study structure

  1. Introduce the destination and outline main themes to be discussed in the case study (100 words)
  2. Provide an overview of the historical development of tourism for your selected destination (350 words)
  3. Provide an analysis of international tourism visitation to your destination. Use relevant statistics to support your answer (250 words)
  4. Explain what makes the destination attractive to tourists. Link to theories introduced in the unit (e.g. the tourism system (Leiper, 1994, 2003), motivation, satisfaction and attraction theories) (300 words)
  5. Identify and critically analyse the impacts from tourism activity on the host community at the destination (400 words)
  6. Identify and critically explain two key destination development issues which are currently occuring at the destination (500 words)
  7. Identify and criticallyexplain one tourism policy issue for the destination (500 words)
  8. Conclude the case study with a summary of key outcomes (100 words).

At the end of the case study add a list of all references you have cited (the reference list is not included in the word count).

Marking criteria

Case study discussion

  • Logical discussion and argument (4 marks)
  • Clarity of expression (4 marks)

Case study analysis

  • Introduction (2 marks)
  • Historical over view of tourism development (4 marks)
  • International tourism visitation (4 marks)
  • Destination attractiveness (5 marks)
  • Host community impacts of tourism (8 marks)
  • Destination development issue analysis (8 marks)
  • Toursm policy issue analysis (8 marks)
  • Conclusion (2 marks)


  • Correct referencing within body of report (2 marks)
  • Correct referencing style for reference list (2 marks)

Total  (50 marks)

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