Hospitality in Tourism and Events

Module code: 4TOUR006W
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment – available to Westminster Business School students only
Credit Level: 4
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

Hospitality is integral to the delivery of tourism and event services, and understanding the landscape, operations and related issues of this major sector is vital. This module will cover the various aspects of the hospitality industry, which includes the accommodation and catering sub-sectors. Course content will include hospitality landscape, HRM and services management issues, hospitality pricing, revenue management and distribution, franchises, consortia and management contracts, food and beverage management, food cultures and banqueting, and regulation, licensing and environmental issues.

By the time you complete the module you will understand the structure, roles and scale of the hospitality sector, its relationship to tourism and events, and how the various sub-sectors within hospitality operate. You will be able to show how the geography of the sector differs by function and location, and the relevance of legal regulatory, licensing and environmental issues within the sector. You will also be able to work with fellow students to create solutions to sector problems through case study analysis.

Teaching and learning takes place through a variety of methods, including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment will be based on two key pieces of work – a project report produced through teamwork with other module students, and your individual essay.