Exploring Tourism/Resources/Lesson Plans/Lesson Plan 1

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Diploma in Applied Travel and Tourism

Course Name: Exploring Tourism

Course Code: TT520001

Lesson Plan

Aim: To understand the key terms and concepts of the tourism and hospitality industries the nature of these industries

Lecture Delivery Plan:

Icebreaker - Instructions Stand up ; aim - to shake hands, find out each others names and one place you would like to visit, how many names/places can you remember? Activity 2; map of NZ

Overview of year, how it will look, start thinking about your internship, extra classes, visits, add dates e.g. cruise ship visit etc

1. Introduce course - go through wiki link and blogs . Go over work already covered, National and International destinations

Introductory activity:

Part One: Ask students how many different types of travellers there are? Provide them with handout/then show them travellers quiz.(slide one) Ray is travelling....

Part Two: ask students to reflect on a holiday they have taken recently and make a few notes regarding it.

  • what kind of traveller were they?
  • show slide two - and ask them to answer in relation to their holiday
  • can they now think about and categorise some of the direct and indirect services on their holiday - distribute "tourism systems handout" - ask them to draw a circle and fill in, provide an example of each category from their holiday.

2. Definitions of Tourism

  • Tourism - "The activity of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business or any other purpose
  • Traveller - any person who moves from point A to point B (different categories)
  • Tourist - visitor who travels to a country other than that in which he/she has her/his usual residence for at least one night but not more than one year and whose main purpose of visit is other than the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the country visited.
  • Residence /domestic, international - domestic travelling beyond their normal place of residence to other regions within their country. International - travelling from their normal place (NZ) of residence overseas (outbound). Travelling from overseas to New Zealand (inbound)
  • Time - The period of time visitors stay at a destination - less than 24hrs an excursionist "day tripper"
  • Hospitality - the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers
  • Accommodation - a room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay.

3. Destination/s

  • Slideshare
  • Infrastructure and Services
  • Casestudy

4. Structure of Tourism

  • International
  • Domestic
  • Public
  • Private
  • National Tourism Organisation - Tourism New Zealand

5. Hospitality Sector

  • Commercial/noncommercial
  • structure

Activities to complete

1. Definitions


  • Principles of Tourism (Alan Collier) Figure 1.1, pg 7