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Diploma in Tourism Studies - Revised 2018

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

Tourism and Hospitality
Free Course
Alison's free online Diploma in Tourism Studies course will guide you through the career opportunities that await every qualified individual interested in starting a career in tourism. 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.

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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 climate 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. Finally, you will look into tour packages, retail travel agencies, and online travel services.

Tourism is an exciting and evolving industry to work in, with career opportunities all around the world. But all of these opportunities can be a little bit confusing, so it helps to have a strong understanding of the industry as a whole so you can navigate it a little bit better. This course will give you exactly the knowledge you need to start your career in tourism. So why wait? Get your journey started, today.

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Modules

Module 1: History of Travel

Module 2: Factors Influencing Travel

Module 3: Careers & Tourism

Module 4: Amenities & Transport

Diploma in Tourism Studies - First Assessment

Module 6: Types of Travel

Module 7: Travel Destinations

Module 8: Advertising Tourism

Module 9: Promotional Campaigns

Module 10: The Tourist Industry

Diploma in Tourism Studies - Second 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 and the ways in which travel destinations can appeal to both groups.
  • 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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)

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