Task The task is to demonstrate you can critically think about the theories and conduct the research skills you have learned about in this unit and apply them to the practical tourism functions or situation occuring at a particular tourism destination place or region, i.e. to identify what is actually occuring or being practised at a place, and relate this to the theoretical concepts introduced in this unit. Instructions 1. Identify a tourist destination region (TDR) that you are familiar with or have recently visited. This selected TDR will be used as a basis for you to compare and contrast relevant theories introduced in the unit to practical aspects of the TDR. 2. Your essay should commence with an introduction that identifies the TDR and the theoretical concepts that you are going to use, compare or contrast with regard to how they relate to the practical aspects of the TDR. 3. The body of your essay then needs to be written around an argument that considers and critically discusses your selected TDR in relation to these theories and according to the following criteria: • provide an overview of how tourism has developed in your TDR (ensure you link your discussion to theories introduced in Topic 5 – Places in tourist itineraries) • identify and explain what factors make the TDR attractive to visitors (ensure you relate your discussion to theories introduced in Topic 4 – People as tourists and Topic 8 – Tourist attractions). Your discussion should identify and explain the main visitor markets that visit the TDR (support your discussion with relevant visitation statistics) • identify and explain the role of a specifc tourism or hospitality industry in your TDR – for example, conferences, events, tour operations, accommodation, restaurants (refer to Topic 9 – Tourism industries). Note: You are required to select an industry sector relevant to your degree program, for example, Conventions and Events, or International Tourism & Hospitality Management, or other if applicable • explain if principles of sustainable tourism are evident within your TDR (ensure you relate your discussion to theories introduced in Topic 6 – Tourism environments and Topic 7 – Sustainable tourism) • conclude your essay with an overview of the main findings of the critical review of the TDR you have selected to analyse. 4. You are required to search for, find and use at least 5 tourism academic reference sources, i.e. academic books and/or academic articles published in academic journals to discuss the theories in relation to your TDR. You also need to use specific references about your TDR or a comparable situation (which may include industry, web and academic sources, e.g. WTO or regional statistics, national or local government tourism information). It is mandatory to reference the textbook and at least 2 of the unit Readings for this essay however these references are not counted as part of the minimum 5 academic sources required. Thus, aim for at least 10 references in total for your essay. IMPORTANT NOTE – 5 marks will be deducted from your final mark if the textbook and 2 unit Readings are not included as references. 5. Include a reference list which conforms to the Harvard Style as per the Harvard Referencing Guide available at http://libguides.scu.edu.au/harvard. 6. Assignment reflection and Turnitin Report – attach a copy of your Turnitin Orginality Report for this assignment and provide a 100 to 200-word reflection of how your information literacy skills may have been enhanced through this assignment. Note: You should not approach the management or staff of tourism and hospitality organisations involved in the TDR that you have selected for this assessment. This assessment requires you to personally consider the TDR and conduct desk-top research to relate the practice at the place with the theories introduced in this unit. ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ 12 | SOY00411 Tourism Theories and Practices (Session 1, 2016) Academic Skills Guides will be put on MySCU to help with your essay writing skills. Marking criteria Essay structure • Logical discussion and argument; and clarity of expression = 10 marks. Essay content • Essay, Introduction and Critical discussion of the TDR in relation to relevant tourism theories = 20 marks • Relevance and number of academic references selected = 10 marks • NOTE – 5 marks deducted if textbook and 2 unit readings are not included. Referencing • Correct referencing, Reflection of literacy skill development and Turnitin originality Report = 10 marks Total = 50 marks. Note :-Please give the good reference. In last time my teacher told me that my reference is not good. He has not give me good marks in reference. so please check the reference you put in the assignment. this assignment is very important for me so please do it in good way. I need maximum marks from this assignment. I am sending all the things those help to finish this assignment.