Course Title: Tourism Logistics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Tourism Logistics

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2011


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr Prem Chhetri

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1302

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 108.16.48

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The paramount aim of the course is to make the students to understand the indispensable role of logistics in the movement management of tourists and their travel accessories from the tourism generation region to the tourism destination region. The course will introduce the students to the nuances concerning the linkages between the large tourism industry on one hand and the various transport systems of the world on the other.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course focuses on the following capability dimensions:
- Supply Chain Management Practice
- Distribution Practice
- Critical Analysis, Problem Setting and Solving
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Teamwork and Leadership Skills  

This course will assist you to develop your ability to :
• to understand and implement concepts, techniques and applications that underpins supply chain management.
• Ability to link strategic and operational system thinking with appropriate action to inform and facilitate day –to-day decisions in supply chain management
• Ability to apply business and logistic methods and principles to identify problems to improve value chain and supply chain management for sustainable practice.
• Ability to communicate effectively to build and maintain relationships with other professional at various levels of business organisation, stakeholders, clients, team members and management.
• Ability to evaluate and disseminate logistic solutions and information upstream and downstream in supply chain management

 The course will contribute to your ability to:
• Have the generic knowledge of understanding the fundamental supply chain principles involved in the movement of tourists, luggage and services in the global and regional tourism industry.
• Have the critical knowledge and the capability to analyse the prevailing regional and global tourist travel demand and constructively analyse the functional capacity of the existing tourist travel supply capacities.
• Be aware of the functions of transport logistical operations systems in tourist transit regions and their effectiveness in the management of the mass movement of tourists and goods from the travel hubs to the tourist attraction spokes.
• Be aware of the existing and future global, regional and local prospects and challenges for tourist transport provision and methodologically approach each issue from a judicial stand point view.

Overview of Learning Activities

 A variety of class room and field activities, both
individual and in groups will be used to help you
achieve the learning outcomes specified above:
They may include:
• Lectures introducing concepts, models and frame works.
• Structured face to face seminars to discuss and present effectively for debate the prevailing regional and global tourism transport and management issues.
• Engage in group field tourism product regions study to ascertain the prevailing tourism transport and logistics management efforts and present findings through seminars and reports.

Overview of Learning Resources

The Prescribed text for this course is Page, S.J (2005) Transport & Tourism 2nd Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Harlow, UK.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments such as full-fledged examinations,
individual seminar presentations, critical
deconstruction of specific research contribution and
group projects will test and assess your individual
comprehension of the regional and global tourism
transport and logistics and supply chain issues.