Course Title: Tourism Planning and Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Tourism Planning and Resource Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


830H School of Business and Management


Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet2 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet2 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


830H School of Business and Management


Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet2 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Ong Lei Tin

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 3776 1300

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Hanoi Campus, Room 1.9..002

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday to Friday (by appointment only)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will study and evaluate travel and tourism and its economic and cultural impact on society. The course will also include examination of the forces, that influence domestic and international tourism. The component of tourism management and interrelationship of meeting planning, travel systems, food and lodging systems, and tourist attractions are reviewed.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to meet Program Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 as stated as follows.

PLO 1: Analyse how globalisation impacted the historical development of the tourism and hospitality industry. 

PLO2: Apply analytical and quantitative skills to formulate business decisions related to tourism and hospitality management.

PLO 3: Evaluate and apply leadership theory and practices to diverse management scenarios in the tourism and hospitality industry.  

PLO 4: Demonstrate reasoned judgement in the evaluation of ethical business practices in the tourism and hospitality industry.

PLO 5: Reflect on performance management systems to identify and action strategies for the management of people within the tourism and hospitality industry.

PLO 6: Communicate clearly and persuasively to negotiate, consult, and engage with clients, employees and other stakeholders within the tourism and hospitality industry

PLO7: Formulate innovative options and recommendations for sustainable business practices within the tourism and hospitality industry.

PLO 8: Critically evaluate and apply risk management strategies, including counter terrorism strategies, within the international tourism and hospitality industry.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • CLO1 – Identify and assess the varieties, types and functions of organisations either partially or wholly dedicated to serving the needs of the tourism industry;
  • CLO2 - Analyse factors which motivate people to travel and describe the social impact that travel experiences make on the individual, the family or group, and society as a whole--especially the host society;
  • CLO3 - Describe the four major components that any tourist area must possess in order to be successful;
  • CLO4 - Analyse the major barriers and drawbacks to tourism development that must be overcome if tourism growth is to occur; and
  • CLO5 - Appraise the current global forces that are shaping the tourism industry for the future.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will involve lectures and class discussions, case studies, group projects, and student presentations. Students will have the opportunity to participate in work integrated learning assessments and field visits aiming at enhancing their learning experiences associated with the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will be provided with access via the internet to the RMIT Library databases and online facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities the first person to contact is the Business Liaison Librarian for this school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional industry-based resources may be available to you depending on the nature of your placement.

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks WeightingLinked Learning Outcomes
Assessment Task 1 30%   1, 2
Assessment Task 2  20%   1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Task 3  50%  1, 2, 3, 4, 5