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Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The tourist industry is one of the most important in the world, worth up to one trillion dollars annually. This free online course explains how travel and tourist activities from past times led to the creation of the modern tourist industry. The course describes how tourism developed up to the present day and how advancements in transportation and accommodation in the recent past have helped to create the contemporary tourist industry. The course also describes the practical considerations of tourism and how tourism can be marketed effectively. This course will be of great interest to owners of a tourism focused business and people working in the tourist industry, and who would like to learn how the modern day tourist industry developed. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about the history of travel.

  • After completing this course the learner will be able to:
    - State how travel patterns have developed since ancient times and the reasons for their development;
    - Describe how advancements in transportation influenced tourism habits throughout history ;
    - Define the progression of travel accommodation from the middle ages to the present day;
    - Explain the ways in which the tourism cultures of the past influence the contemporary tourist industry;
    - List and explain the three practical considerations of potential tourists;
    - Understand and utilise effective methods of marketing tourism businesses ;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Global Text Project

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 3 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TOURISM IN...
  • Module
    1
    History of Tourism
    • Learn more about the history of tourism.
    • Learning Objectives
    • Ancient and Medieval Travel
    • Renaissance and Modern Travel
    • History of American Travel
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Modern Tourism
    • Learn more about the modern tourism industry.
    • Learning Objectives
    • Modes of Transport
    • Types of Accommodation
    • Travel Considerations
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 3: Introduction to the Development of Tourism Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Introduction to the Development of Tourism - Assessment
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