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Diploma in International Tourism including English Language Studies

Learn about the exciting career opportunities in the modern tourism industry with this free online course.

Tourism and Hospitality
Free Course
This free online tourism course will guide you through the career opportunities that await in the tourism industry. Tourism is of great importance in the modern economy of many countries and regions around the world, generating over one trillion dollars in revenue annually. By the end of this course, you will be have a much stronger understanding of the modern tourism industry and the English language skills necessary to start a career in it.





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This course will first discuss the history of travel. You will study ancient and medieval travel, Renaissance and modern travel, and travel in the USA. You will then look into the factors that influence travel which include the modes of transport, accommodation, time, money, and motivation. You will study the career opportunities in airlines, on cruises, and in travel agencies. The course will also cover tourist attractions, tourist amenities, and transport systems.

You will then look into the different reasons for travel including traveling for pleasure and business travel. The course will discuss the different travel destinations, the appeal of warm climates and sandy beaches to tourists, and the three types of tourist cities including historic, modern, and hybrid. You will also study important, advertising methods and promotional campaigns. Then you will look into tour packages, retail travel agencies, and online travel services.

Finally, you will study English language skills for hotel reception and front desk as well as restaurant service - two vital sectors in the tourism industry. You will cover topics such as reservations, complaints and taking customer orders. This course will give you exactly the knowledge and confidence you need to start your career in tourism. So why wait? Start your learning journey today.

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History of Travel

Factors Influencing Travel

Careers & Tourism

Amenities & Transport

Tourism Studies - First Assessment

Types of Travel

Travel Destinations

Advertising Tourism

Promotional Campaigns

The Tourist Industry

Tourism Studies - Second Assessment

English For Restaurant Service

English For Restaurant Service Assessment

English For Hotel Reception and Front Desk

English For Hotel Reception and Front Desk Assessment

English For Tourist Information and Guided Tours

English For Tourist Information and Guided Tours Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how historic travel patterns led to the formation of the modern tourist industry
  • Outline the sectors of the tourist industry and the employment and career opportunities it offers
  • List the main priorities of business and pleasure travelers
  • Explain how travel destinations and tourism businesses can effectively market and promote themselves
  • Describe the role of tour wholesalers, travel agencies and online travel services in packaging and selling tourism products
  • Effectively provide potential hotel guests with information during inquiries using English language phrases
  • Resolve customer complaints with helpful and non-offensive English language phrases
  • Recommend and compare restaurant dishes using adjectives and comparative adjectives
  • Explain the correct expressions to use during the three stages of restaurant service


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