Introduction to the Travel & Tourism Industry: Passport to the World
Duration 8 weeks
Weekly study 2 hours
Develop your passion for travel or a future career in the tourism industry
The Travel & Tourism sector contributed 319 million jobs to the economy in 2018. Whether you’re planning a trip or looking to work in travel, on this course, you will explore key brands and trends in travel and tourism.
You will learn about the structure of the Travel & Tourism industry and how it operates. You will learn where people travel, how they get there, and what they do when they arrive. You will also explore hotel and hospitality business strategy, food, and how to harness the power of social media when traveling or working abroad.
What topics will you cover?
Eight industry sectors from the traveler’s perspective, including the structure of the particular sector, trends in the sector, and the kinds of careers available in each sector.
Finding Information and online information sources for trip planning.
Selecting a Destination.
Tools available for making Reservations.
Types of Transportation.
The Accommodations sector of the industry.
The Food sector of the industry.
The fast-growing “Experiences” sector.
The importance of feedback and social media.
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Who is the course for?
This course is for people who are considering a career in the Travel & Tourism industry. This course will also be of interest to those who are planning a trip abroad or are looking to set up a new business in the industry.