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TOUR303 Tourist Accommodation Management

A synthesis and examination of factors influencing the operation of accommodation sector organisations and businesses. An application of the knowledge and skills from prior learning in the area of tourism and hospitality human resources management, yield management, and the environmental and managerial conditions specific to the accommodation sector.

The hospitality industry combines the growth of the tourism industry, alongside changing patterns of leisure consumption, in creating one of New Zealand’s fastest growing business areas. Accommodation is a specific sector of this industry and is about much more than a bed for the night. This paper will cover human resources management, yield management, and the environmental and managerial conditions specific to the accommodation sector.

Paper title Tourist Accommodation Management
Paper code TOUR303
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
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TOUR 103 or 54 200-level points
Schedule C

Suitable for undergraduates from a range of disciplines who are interested in learning or pursuing a career in the accommodation sector

Teaching staff

Dr Craig Lee

Paper Structure

This paper covers:

  • An overarching appreciation of the global accommodation sector
  • A more practical understanding of the nature of the commercial accommodation sector

There will also be a field trip to an accommodation provider (subject to the availability of the provider).

Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and a fortnightly tutorial.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

The course outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Have an understanding of the role of commercial accommodation within the tourism context
  • Have knowledge about the financial, environmental, managerial and human resource considerations of tourist accommodation
  • Understand the wider social and cultural contexts in which the accommodation sector occurs
  • Understand and critique trends within the accommodation sector in light of current debates on issues such as sustainability and CSR (corporate social responsibility)

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21