Edexcel Level 4/5

| November 12, 2015

Edexcel Level 4/5
BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Hospitality Management
Assignment Summary:
Assignment front sheet:
Qualification Unit number and title
Pearson BTEC Level 4/5 HNC/D Diploma in Hospitality Management Unit 37: The Travel and Tourism Sector
Student name Assessor name
Mihaela Dariescu
Date issued Completion date Submitted on
28 July 2015 Presentation date: 24 November 2015
Submission on Turnitin for presentation: 29 November 2015
Written assignment: 4 December 2015

Assignment title The Travel and Tourism Sector

Learning Outcome
Learning outcome Assessment Criteria In this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to: Task no.
Evidence
(Page no)
LO1 Understand the history and structure of the travel and tourism sector 1.1 explain key historical developments in the travel and
tourism sector
1.1
1.2
explain the structure of the travel and tourism sector 1.2
LO2 Understand the influence of
local and national
governments and
international agencies on the
travel and tourism sector 2.1 analyse the function of government, government
sponsored bodies and international agencies in travel
and tourism
2.1
2.2 explain how local and national economic policy
influences the success of the travel and tourism sector
2.2
2.3 discuss the implications of political change on the travel and tourism sector in different countries 2.3
LO3 Understand the effects of supply and demand on the travel and tourism sector 3.1 explain factors affecting tourism demand
3.1
3.2 explain how supply has changed to meet the effects of demand 3.2
LO4 Understand the impacts of
tourism 4.1 evaluate the main positive and negative economic, environmental and social impacts of tourism
4.1
4.2 explain strategies that can be used to minimise the negative impacts while maximising the positive impacts 4.2
Learner declaration
I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.
Student signature: Date:

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

Grade Descriptor
Indicative characteristic/s
Contextualisation
M1 Identify and find appropriate solutions • An effective approach to study and research has been applied • An effective approach to study and research has been applied to analyse the economic and social impacts of the travel and tourism industry (AC 4.1)
M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques • Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied

• Relevant theories and techniques have been evaluated • Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied to examine the main areas specified in the assignment supported by appropriate examples to compare local, regional and national governmental policies and their impact on the travel and tourism industry (AC 2.1)
• Relevant theories and techniques have been used to discuss the supply and demand in the travel and tourism sector (AC 3.2)
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings • Communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used
• Range of sources of information from books, journals, articles, newspaper / data used in making the formal report
• Information/ data used are synthesized and justified supported by relevant examples • Communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been present the governmental and international organisation’s impact on the travel and tourism industry (AC 4.1)
• Range of sources of information from books, journals, articles, newspaper / data used in making the essay and presentations
• Information/ data used are synthesized and justified supported by relevant examples to evaluate the impacts of governmental organisations on the travel and tourism industry (AC 4.2)
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions • Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified
• Realistic improvements have been proposed
• Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified in the presentations on the impacts of the travel and tourism industry for selected organisations (LO 4)
• Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success in relation to the chosen travel or tourism destination (LO4, LO3)

D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities • Activities have been manage to a high standard
• Autonomy/independent thought and analysis has been demonstrated

• Substantial activities or investigations have been planned, managed and organised

• The main areas specified in the assignment have been critically analysed in terms of theory and practical application supported by appropriate examples • Activities have been manage to a high standard in relation to the tasks given (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
• Autonomy/independent thought and analysis has been demonstrated in relation to the travel and tourism organisations given and chosen (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
• Substantial activities or investigations have been planned, managed and organised in relation to the travel and tourism organisation (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
• The main areas specified in the assignment have been critically analysed in terms of theory and practical application supported by appropriate examples in relation to the travel and tourism industry and the chosen destination (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral / creative thinking

Assignment brief
Unit number and title Unit 37: The Travel and Tourism Sector
Qualification Pearson BTEC Level 4/5 HNC/D Diploma in Hospitality Management
Start date
Deadline/hand-in Presentation date: 24 November 2015
Submission on Turnitin for presentation: 29 November 2015
Written assignment: 4 December 2015
Assessor Mihaela Dariescu

Assignment title The Travel and Tourism Sector
Purpose of this assignment
Learners will be provided with an over-arching view of the travel and tourism sector with an emphasis on the history and structure of the travel and tourism industry, on the influence if local regional and international governments on the travel and tourism industry, the effect of supply and demand in the travel and tourism industry and the impacts of the travel and tourism sector.
Learners will explore the industry’s dynamic structure through an identification of trends in the public, private and voluntary sectors’ involvement in the world of travel and tourism. A range of activities and venues and the corresponding levels of public usage and support are explored. This will provide learners with an insight into the management and operation of travel and tourism organisations.
Learners must ensure that their evidence relates to the travel and tourism industry.
Scenario for Individual Written Assignment
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism. WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world’s largest industries, supporting 277 million jobs and generating 9.8 per cent of world GDP.
Freedom to Travel:
WTTC believes in the right of people to cross international borders efficiently for leisure or business travel purposes, without compromising national security. Despite an increasing number of visa waiver programs around the world, too many individuals still find it too difficult to enter certain countries as international travellers. WTTC’s ongoing focus is visa facilitation, convincing governments of the huge economic advantages generated by visa policies which encourage inbound visitors.
Policies for Growth
WTTC campaigns for governments to implement policies that ensure the business environment is conducive to the growth of Travel & Tourism. This means planning and investing in appropriate infrastructure and creating a tax regime which allows the private sector to be competitive. WTTC has made it a priority to raise awareness of the negative impact punitive taxation has – particularly aviation tax – on inbound and outbound tourism
Tourism for Tomorrow
WTTC has a huge responsibility for safeguarding the environment and ensuring that the growth of our sector is managed responsibly, finding the balance between people, planet and profits. WTTC continues to promote the very best in sustainable tourism through our Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. We are also spearheading environmental initiatives and our Members’ global reach means that they are in a unique position to drive greener practices into core business models.

Source: World Travel & Tourism Council, 2015, Startegic Priorities, Online at: www.wttc.org/about/

The students are advised to use the information from scenario in their assignments but not to copy it.
Learning Outcome Tasks Mode of Assessment
Learning Outcome 1

Understand the history and structure of the travel and tourism sector

TASK 1
Victoria Beckham was elected to be independent member of European Parliament. In the beginning of her career at Bruxelles she needs to organise a workshop with the topic – The Travel and Tourism Industry Today – Challenges for Sustainable Development. Before starting the planning, within the research phase, she hires you to write a report about the travel and tourism industry that need to contain the following points:
1.1. Explain the key developments in the travel and tourism industry
1.2. Explain the structure of the travel and tourism sector giving relevant examples from various sub-sectors of the industry.

2.1. Analyse the function of the government, government sponsored bodies and international agencies in travel and tourism industry.
2.2.Chose a destination and explain how local and national economic policy influences the success of the travel and tourism sector
2.3. Discuss the implications of political change on the travel and tourism in different countries.

3.1 & 3.2 Chose a destination and explain factors affecting tourism demand and how supply has changed to meet the effects of demand. Individual written assignment (report)
to be submitted via Turnitin
Submission deadline:
4 December 2015
Learning Outcome 2

Understand the influence of local and national governments and international agencies on the travel and tourism sector
Learning outcome 3

Understand the effects of supply and demand on the travel and tourism sector

Learning outcome 4
Understand the impacts of tourism TASK 2
In group of 2 students create a 10 minutes individual presentation in which to respect the following:
4.1. & 4.2 With the approval of your tutor chose 2 destinations from below and evaluate the main positive and negative economic , environmental and social impacts of tourism and then explain strategies that can be used to minimise the negative impacts while maximising the positive impacts.
Destinations:
Hawaii, South Australia, Tasmania, Tonga, Kenya, Galapagos, Vatican, Bangkok, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Grand Bazaar-Istanbul, Forbidden City – Beijing, Yellowstone Park, Karlovy Vary, Alaska, Kathmandu.
The presentation document will be submitted by the group leader via Turnitin before or not later than the submission deadline.
Individual each student will need to submit a Reflective Learning Log (see details in the table with summary of evidence).
The oral presentation to your tutor and colleagues will be done in classroom, on submission day, during the regular session time. And each student will complete a peer assessment sheet. The oral presentation will be recorded. If you are not present without extenuating circumstances you will be marked with No Submission.
Group Presentation
Presentation date:
24 November 2015

Submission deadline:
29 November 2015

Evidence checklist Summary of evidence required by student Evidence presented
Task 1 1.1 explain key historical developments in the travel and tourism sector
1.2 explain the structure of the travel and tourism sector
Evidence required: Task 1 – individual written assignment
Task 2 2.1 analyse the function of government, government sponsored bodies and international agencies in travel and tourism
2.2 explain how local and national economic policy influences the success of the travel and tourism sector
2.3 discuss the implications of political change on the travel and tourism sector in different countries

Evidence required: Task 1 – individual written assignment
Task 3 3.1 explain factors affecting tourism demand
3.2 explain how supply has changed to meet the effects of demand

Evidence required: Task 1 – individual written assignment
Task 4 4.1 evaluate the main positive and negative economic, environmental and social impacts of tourism
4.2 explain strategies that can be used to minimise the negative impacts while maximising the positive impacts

Evidence required: Task 2 – group presentation
– Presentation document submitted by the group leader on Turnitin
– Oral presentation – in classroom, on the submission date, during regular hours session
– Peer assessment – will be filled in classroom, during the presentation
– Reflective learning log (word document) to contain:
1 – Reflective planning on how you need to meet this learning outcome (150 words)
2 – Individual research notes
3 – Minutes from at least 3 group meetings
4 – Reflective evaluation on individual contribution to the presentation (to be written after presentation)
Submission Guidelines:
Excellent Formatting:
• Preferred writing styles Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman, Calibri
• Line spacing 1.5, Font Size 12
• Consistency in Heading Scheme, bullets and numbering
• Consistency in top, bottom and left, right margins
• Alphabetical Harvard referencing and bibliography

Essay Structure

• Title Page
• Contents page.
• Main Body (Tasks)
• References (including weblioreferencing)
• Appendices

*For Late Submission policy, please refer to your student course handbook available on Live Campus.

Presentation Structure
Title page
Argument
Main content
Conclusion
References
Plagiarism Rules and Regulations
o No plagiarism is accepted in assignments and students are advised to do the referencing correctly according to the Harvard Referencing System.
o Students are advised to submit assignments with a similarity in below 10%. Any student submitting an assignment with a percentage of more than 20% will fail and get an official academic warning.
o Reduce your plagiarism by not sharing assignments and doing in text citations of sources used, using the Harvard referencing method

What is Turnitin?
Turnitin is the software that EThames uses to calculate the similarity of your assignment to any other document submitted in the same system all over the world.
What happens when you submit an assignment on Turnitin?
You submit your assignment on Turnitin by submitting it on Livecampus on the assignment submission link. Your assignment is then compared with all of the assignments for all the different units submitted on Livecampus as well as assignments submitted by other students in other colleges and books and documents all over the world. The report generated is not the final report. The final report will only be generated after the final deadline which would mean that once the submission link closes and once every student submitted assignments at EThames for the specific unit, only then the final report will be generated. This means that if you have shared your assignment with anybody and they have submitted part of it or the full assignment the initial report your friend got would’ve indicated the similarity, but your report would’ve remained unchanged. This is because the report is refreshed every time that you upload your assignment and then finally after the deadline. After the deadline their plagiarism will be high as well as your own.
What can you do to avoid getting a high Turnitin score?
• Do not copy pieces of work from any book or website. It needs to be rewritten in your own words and proper in text citation should be done according to the Harvard referencing method
• Do not share your assignment with any friend, not even to assist them
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is passing off the work of others as your own. This constitutes academic theft and is a serious matter which is penalised in assignment marking.
Plagiarism is the submission of an item of assessment containing elements of work produced by another person(s) in such a way that it could be assumed to be the student’s own work. Examples of plagiarism are:
• The verbatim copying of another person’s work without acknowledgement
• The close paraphrasing of another person’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation without acknowledgement
• The unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another person’s work and/or the presentation of another person’s idea(s) as one’s own.
Copying or close paraphrasing with occasional acknowledgement of the source may also be deemed to be plagiarism if the absence of quotation marks implies that the phraseology is the student’s own.
Plagiarised work may belong to another student or be from a published source such as a book, report, journal or material available on the internet.

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