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Subject Code: HAT303
Subject Name: Hotel Operations Management
Assessment Title: Length: Group Portfolio Pitch 15 minutes (no more)
Weighting: 30%
Total Marks:
Submission: 100
Week 12: Online via Turnitin
Due Date: Week 12 - In Class Presentation Delivery
Assessment Description
The purpose of this group portfolio pitch is to develop students’ skills in developing solutions for typical problems in hotel and accommodation management. This will enable students to apply learned accommodation management concepts to a business case within a safe learning environment. More importantly, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop essential group work skills that are such a necessity in today’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry.
Students will be placed into groups of three to four members (no more). Once you have been assigned to a group, you then need to get acquainted with the rest of the members and choose your team leader.
Your team is then required to provide a pitch addressing security concerns in accommodation sector by examining the recent mass shooting incident in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured.
Please start your research by watching the following video link:
Based on concepts discussed in weeks to 10 and 11, you must provide at least three action based solutions that management of any accommodation services can utilise to avoid such incidents in the future.
You are required to reference at least 12 sources of information. These may include corporate websites, government publications, industry reports, census data, journal articles, and newspaper articles. Harvard Referencing Style must be used.
Assignment Submission
The presentation slides must be submitted as a ‘PDF’ document to avoid any technical issues that may occur from incorrect file format upload. Uploaded files with a virus will not be considered as a legitimate submission. Turnitin will notify you if there is any issue with the submitted file. In this case, you must contact your lecturer via email and provide a brief description of the issue and a screen shot of the Turnitin error message.
You are also encouraged to submit your work well in advance of the deadline to avoid any possible delay with the Turnitin similarity report or any other technical difficulties that may occur.
Late assignment submission penalties
No late submission allowed.

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HAT303 Assessment Marking Rubric – Group Portfolio Pitch 30%
Criteria NN (Fail) 0 - 49 P (Pass)
50 - 64 CR (Credit) 65 - 74 DN (Distinction)
75 - 84 HD (High Distinction) 85 -100

Your analysis lacks depth, and your
interpretation is not relevant to the scenario
You analyse some specific information, although your
interpretation is not
always relevant to the
You analyse most of the specific information required in the scenario
You analyse and interpret market specific information
required by the scenario
You critically analyse and interpret specific information required by the scenario
The quality of your reasoning is poor and/or incoherent
You have drawn some convincing reasoning to support your recommendation
You have drawn mostly convincing reasoning to support your recommendation
You have drawn comprehensive and
convincing reasoning to support your recommendation
You have drawn dynamic, comprehensive and
convincing reasoning to support your recommendation
And Delivery
A better selection of illustrative devices would enhance your presentation
Your presentation lacks life and vitality, resulting in
audience disengagement
Your presentation is dull and irrelevant
The reference list is absent
Your presentation includes some illustrative devices
Your presentation style initially captures the
audience’s attention,
fluctuating throughout
Your presentation is adequately presented
The reference list is incorrect with major
Your presentation includes mostly useful illustrative devices
Your presentation style is interesting
Your presentation is delivered well
The reference list is correct, with minor errors
and the occasional major error
Your presentation includes an appropriate selection of useful illustrative devices
Your presentation style is expressive and interesting
Your presentation is professional
The reference list is correct, with only the occasional minor error
Your presentation includes a comprehensive selection
of useful illustrative devices
Your presentation style is very engaging
Your presentation is one of high-level professionalism
The reference list is correct, with no errors
Feedback and Grades will be released via Turnitin
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