You are a tourism consultant and you have recently been hired by the government of a developing country of your choice to assess the potential of sport event tourism development in the destination area. Once you have chosen a developing country then identify a specific place (e.g. urban, rural, or coastal) to focus on, for example Rabak in Sudan. You must provide a rationale for selecting the developing country and evidence the need for sport event tourism development in identified specific place.
Have you provided an appropriate introduction to your paper?
Have you explained the reasons for selecting the developing country and the specific place in the destination?
Have you discussed why there is a need for a sports event to stimulate sport tourism visits and how this will contribute to development in the destination area?
Have you provided a background to the current tourism activity in the chosen urban/rural/coastal area?
Have you briefly explained the sports event/s that you are proposing?
Does the introduction show evidence of knowledge of the chosen developing country, is there an understanding of the tourism industry, is there a clear and convincing argument explaining the contribution of the sports events?
Have you included a discussion on sport events the specific place could host?
Is there evidence of research of the existing sport event activities in the destination area?
Sport Event Tourists and Motivations
Have you identified as many relevant types of sport event tourists as possible? Have you discussed the sport event tourist motivations?
Have you weighed up potential positive and negative impacts of the proposed sport event/s (for example, on the host community)? Have you discussed a possible legacy from the sport events?
Have you provided an appropriate conclusion to your paper?
Have you identified the key points emerging from your discussion?
Should your identified place go ahead with the sports event programme – is it feasible?
Any recommendations for sport event tourism development?
Have you used relevant sources (e.g. journal articles, books, etc.) to back up your arguments? Have you used a range of reliable sources?
Is the assignment well written?
Does the paper follow a clear structure?
Does the assignment adhere to a report or essay format?
Have you correctly applied Cite Them Right for your citations and reference list?
Feedback will be provided in the following ways:
·Class discussions on related topics will allow you to reflect on and revise the content of your work before submission.
·You are always welcome to clarify any aspects that are unclear with the module leader.
·Generic feedback on coursework will be given, however, whilst feedback will be given on draft/formative work, it shouldn’t be assumed that every aspect will be identified.
·If you wish to receive generic feedback on draft/formative work from the module tutor then work should be received one week (by Thursday 2nd April 2020) before the deadline. The module tutor will not read multiple copies of your work and no final draft will be read.
·Submission of your work via Turnitin allows you to check your originality report to avoid plagiarism.
·For individual work, feedback together with your mark will be available on Moodle within 15 working days of submission.
·Please refer to Module Guide: Appendix B for information on Assessment Feedback
If you failed the assessment, you have a chance to re-submit an improved version of your Individual Written Assignment for a capped Pass mark of 40%.
If you did not submit, you also have a chance to submit your Individual Written Assignment for a capped Pass mark of 40%.
Learning Outcomes for the module
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
1.Demonstrate a critical understanding of active and passive sport tourism
2.Critically evaluate the significance of sport and events for tourism
3.Critically reflect on the impacts of sport and event tourism
Subject-based practical skills
4.Critically evaluate management problems related to sport tourism and provide recommendations
Skills for life and work (general skills)
5.Undertaken independent research to develop a well-reasoned argument