Unit 11 Travel And Tourism Entrepreuneur

Unit 11 Travel And Tourism Entrepreuneur

HND Assignment Brief
Session: February 2018

Programme title Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Travel and Tourism Management

Unit number and title 11 Travel and Tourism Entrepreneur

Assignment number & 1 of 1 Skills for Travel and Tourism Start-ups
title

Unit Leader N Saleem

Assessor (s) N Saleem

Issue Date

Final assignment 04-09 June 2018
submission deadline

11-16 June 2018
The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the
Late submission College for submissions of assignments in accordance with the BTEC
level 4 – 7 submission guidelines and College policy on submissions.
deadline
They should also refer to Merit and Distinction criteria that require

evidence of meeting agreed timelines and ability to plan and organise
time effectively without which the learner may not expect to receive a
higher grade.

Resubmission deadline TBA

In-class feedback will be available from draft submissions on a
task-by-task basis as a formative feedback and also for initial
Feedback submission.

Final feedback will be available within 2 – 3 weeks of the assignment
submission date.

The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or an illustration from somewhere you must give the source.

Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must give all
General
your sources of information.
Guidelines Make sure your work is clearly presented and that you use readily
understandable English.
Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.

Internal verifier Vipin Nadda

Signature (IV of the Date 03/03/2018
brief) *

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ICON College of Technology and Management
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Travel and Tourism Management (QCF)
Session: February 2018
Unit 11: Travel and Tourism Entrepreneur Level 5

This Unit will be assessed by written assignment and a class presentation to meet the Merit Criteria

ASSIGNMENT

Assignment Context and Business Scenario

Related to LO1:

Task 1 is related to learning outcome 1 and is about your travel & tourism entrepreneurial skills and focuses on your skills and potential to be an entrepreneur in the travel and tourism sector. It is about self-assessing yourself that requires you to critically examine your strengths and weaknesses as well as your opportunities and threats as an entrepreneur.

It is strongly advised you to take a few minutes and ponder whether you can be an entrepreneur and jot down certain points why you think you are or you could become a travel and tourism entrepreneur. Also, consider identifying what skills you would need to be a successful entrepreneur.

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Unit 11 Travel And Tourism Entrepreuneur

HND Assignment Brief
Programme titlePearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Travel and Tourism Management
Unit number and title11Travel and Tourism Entrepreneur
Assignment number &1 of 1Skills for Travel and Tourism Start-ups
 

Issue Date
11-16 June 2018
The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the
Late submissionCollege for submissions of assignments in accordance with the BTEC
level 4 – 7 submission guidelines and College policy on submissions.
deadline
They should also refer to Merit and Distinction criteria that require
evidence of meeting agreed timelines and ability to plan and organise
time effectively without which the learner may not expect to receive a
higher grade.
Resubmission deadlineTBA
In-class feedback will be available from draft submissions on a
task-by-task basis as a formative feedback and also for initial
Feedbacksubmission.
Final feedback will be available within 2 – 3 weeks of the assignment
submission date.

The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or an illustration from somewhere you must give the source.

Include a list of references at the end of your document. You must giveall
General
your sources of information.
GuidelinesMake sure your work is clearly presented and that you use readily
understandable English.
Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.
Signature (IV of the
Department of HospitalityPage 1 of 5

ICON College of Technology and Management

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Travel and Tourism Management (QCF)

Session: February 2018

Unit 11: Travel and Tourism Entrepreneur Level 5

This Unit will be assessed by written assignment and a class presentation to meet the Merit Criteria

ASSIGNMENT

Assignment Context and Business Scenario

Related to LO1:

Unit 11 Travel And Tourism EntrepreuneurTask 1 is related to learning outcome 1 and is about your travel & tourism entrepreneurial skills and focuses on your skills and potential to be an entrepreneur in the travel and tourism sector. It is about self-assessing yourself that requires you to critically examine your strengths and weaknesses as well as your opportunities and threats as an entrepreneur.

It is strongly advised you to take a few minutes and ponder whether you can be an entrepreneur and jot down certain points why you think you are or you could become a travel and tourism entrepreneur. Also, consider identifying what skills you would need to be a successful entrepreneur.

Related to LO 2:

Task 2 is related learning outcome 2 and it is about entrepreneurial development and how one can start an enterprise and grow with the time to be successful, perhaps making into a large successful travel and tourism business. An entrepreneur needs certain managerial and professional skills along with certain personal skills in order respond to change and sustain the business.

You are required to Identify and choose a few successful entrepreneurs and their businesses and analyse their methods of growing and managing businesses. You are urged to read biographies of a few entrepreneurs that might interest you before doing this task.

Related to LO 3:

Task 3 is about business start-up and therefore planning for launching a new business in the travel and tourism sector. The entrepreneur needs to have certain goals and objectives as well as the understanding of the market environment and its potential. Good understanding of the product or services to be offered and the profile of the customer whom you aim to target are also important. Also, you as an entrepreneur need to consider the financial requirement as well as the sources of funds along with the cost of doing business.

Hint: Consider yourself as a travel and tourism customer and based on your needs and wants, try if you could come up with a new business idea or concept that would satisfy your expectations. You may now screen your idea by discussing it with your friends and family members if they would like the idea.

Avoid using cut and paste materials when writing and completing assignment.

Recommended word limit is 3000

The tasks in this coursework assignment are all based on the above scenario, and should be supported by relevant theories and concepts, where appropriate.

Task 1:

  1. Discuss the entrepreneurial traits and skills required to be a successful travel and tourism entrepreneur.
  1. Using an appropriate format, produce a self-appraisal (self-assessment) of entrepreneurial traits (characteristics) and skills that you may possess and identify the strengths and weaknesses for development benchmark to be a successful.

This requires you to do a skills audit and analysis of your strengths and weaknesses as well. You may rank each trait identified and the skills you possess on a 1 to 10 scale and provide a brief explanation on your judgment with some evidence.

  • To achieve M1, you will have applied effective approaches to study and research the various entrepreneurial traits and skills to be successful T&T entrepreneur (Task 1 A)
  • To achieve D1 you will have evaluated and arrived at conclusion on your strengths and weaknesses as well as your potential to be a successful entrepreneur critically using a range of measures.

Task 2:

  1. Select a successful travel & tourism entrepreneur and analyse his or her business development strategy and the entrepreneurial process by evaluating the factors that could have led to the success of entrepreneur’s business organisation.

(It is about analysis. Avoid using cut & paste materials on the entrepreneur’s biography)

  • To achieve M2, you will have identified and applied relevant theories or techniques to analyse the development strategy of the entrepreneurial enterprise (Task 2 A & B)
  • To achieve D2, you will have planned, managed, and organised a number of activities successfully in carrying out the class presentation on the evaluation of the factors that would have led to the success of the enterprise.

Task 3:

This task is about developing a business plan. You are required to develop a brief business plan that consists of the description of your niche travel and tourism business concept, product/service characteristics, market potential and business analysis, operational plan and financial projection and a brief cash-flow analysis.

  1. Evaluate and discuss the sources of finance and support available to you for the proposed project.
  1. Develop a business plan with a market assessment, business analysis and cash-flow analysis and justify the potential for success of the proposed Travel and Tourism business.
  2. Present a persuasive business plan for the Travel and Tourism start-up project.
  • To achieve M3, you should have used appropriate structure and approaches to develop and present the Business Plan for the proposed project.
  • To achieve D3, you must have critically evaluated the success of your proposed business project.

Relevant Information

To gain a Pass in a BTEC HND Unit, you must meet ALL the Pass criteria; to gain a Merit, you must meet ALL the Merit and Pass criteria; and to gain a Distinction, you must meet ALL the Distinction, Merit and Pass criteria

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