Assessment Information 1
Subject Code: HAT303
Subject Name: Hotel and Accommodation Management
Assessment Title: Length: Individual Investigation Report
1000 words (+/- 10% allowable range)
Online via Turnitin
Due Date: Week 6
In this individual assignment, you will be given an opportunity to explore contemporary types of accommodation services. This will enable you to understand the different types of operations management issues that can arise in any of the operational contexts.
Synopsis: Multi-sided technology platforms such as Airbnb have dominated the global accommodation sector. Airbnb’s rapid growth can be attributed to consumers’ willingness to use accommodation services directly from property owners, therefore, bypassing the traditional accommodation providers such as hotels.
Task: Your task is to review the scholarly literature concerning the accommodation sector in Australia and to examine the current issues that accommodation services are facing in such a competitive market space. Please note that you must only review sources that are less than 8 years old.
Your investigation report MUST follow a professional structure:
Identified issues analysis
Reference List (You must use Harvard Referencing Style)
You are required to reference at least 12 sources of information. These may include government publications, industry reports, and journal articles.
N.B.: The reference list does not count towards the world limit in this assessment.
This file 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.
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HAT303 Assessment Marking Rubric – Individual Investigation Report 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 does not satisfactorily identifies
and/or examines issues in
managing accommodation services.
Your analysis partially identifies and examines issues in managing accommodation services.
Your analysis satisfactorily identifies and examines issues in managing accommodation services.
Your analysis strongly identifies and examines issues in managing accommodation services.
Your analysis clearly identifies and thoroughly
examines relevant issues in managing accommodation services.
Your research lacks focus because of an unsuitable choice of sources.
Your research is partially focused, drawn from a
reasonable selection of scholarly sources.
Your research is focused, drawn from a reasonable selection of scholarly sources.
Your research is focused, complemented by a quality selection and range of scholarly sources.
Your research is extensive and focused, complemented by a quality selection and range of scholarly sources.
Spelling and/or grammar is consistently incorrect,
impacting on the flow and readability of your analysis.
The format chosen for your report lacks thought and consideration for the
In-text referencing and/or reference list is mostly incorrect.
Mostly correct grammar and spelling used
consistent minor and/or major errors.
The format chosen for your report is
appropriate, but major improvements would
enhance its presentation.
Mostly correct in-text referencing and a
reference list with major errors.
Mostly correct grammar and spelling used throughout, with occasional minor
and/or major error(s).
The format chosen for your report is appropriate but
some improvements would
enhance its presentation.
Mostly correct in-text referencing and a reference list with minor errors and the occasional major error.
Correct grammar and spelling throughout the analysis, with
the occasional minor error.
Your report is professionally presented and have been submitted in appropriate format.
In-text referencing and the resultant reference list are correct, with only the occasional minor error.
Correct grammar and spelling throughout the analysis with no errors.
Your report is professionally presented and have been submitted in an entirely appropriate format.
In-text referencing and the resultant reference list are correct, with no errors.
Feedback and Grades will be released via Turnitin
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