and relatives (26.2%) and ‘business’ (8.6%). Compared to YE Sep 15, visitors who travelled for ‘holiday’ grew by 28.5%* while ‘VFR’ declined by 7.3% and ‘business’ decreased by 14.3%.
BSB42415 | BSBCRT401 Articulate, Present and Debate ideas Learner’s Guide | V 1.0 | Jan 2017 Macquarie Education Group Australia Pty Ltd t/a Macquarie Institute | RTO Code 91305 | CRICOS Code 02657J Approved by: Quality Manager | Next Review: Dec 2017 Page 19 of 30 Sydney (58.6%) was the largest source of visitors to the region, followed by regional NSW (28.1%) and Queensland (4.8%). ‘15 to 29 years’ (25.1%) was the largest age group of visitors to the region, followed by ‘60 to 69 years’ (19.1%) and ‘50 to 59 years’ (16.7%). Based on the above information provided, undertake the following task. Task: Assume that in a role of a Project Officer working with Blue Mountains Tourism, you have been asked to develop a research proposal to address the following problem; “Visitors from some countries in Asia (particularly China, India and Singapore) have a lower tendency to travel to regional areas, and spend fewer dollars in regional areas on average, than visitors from other countries (particularly Sweden, Spain, and UK) preferring instead to visit capital cities or destinations primarily on the east coast of Australia” (Australian Productivity Commission, 2015) Assume that the state government has proposed in a new city precinct comprising of social, cultural, entertainment and sporting venues close to the city centre. Accordingly, you have been asked to present a research proposal based on the research problem stated above. Your proposal will include; A brief review of the region and its key attractions Research need and rationale (why undertake this research?) Research questions/problem (your own words) Your own opinion on the problem Supporting arguments/theories/data Benefits of the research For the purpose of this task, your trainer/assessor will play the role of your project manager. Ensure that you maintain the required communication and interaction. The proposal should be word‐processed on A4 sheets, double‐sided with 1.5 spacing. There is no minimum words/length, however, it is expected that it will be contained in no more than four (4) pages. Assessment Criteria Your work will be assessed based on the following criteria. Ensure that you cover all the task requirements. The following criteria must be addressed for this task; Used an appropriate organisational context for the task and maintained the role play Consulted and obtained feedback within the role play Provided a rationale/purpose of the research The rationale is supported by a range of industry data and statistics Developed effective research objectives Objectives are relevant, realistic and measurable against the outcomes Developed a research question based on the given problem Established research need and provided supporting arguments and evidences Adopted a stance on the matter through expression of own opinion Opinion presented is grounded in realistic theory and logic Obtained specialist (trainer/assessor role‐play) need and advice as required Provided an overview of available data/research in the area
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