International Tourism with English Language Studies | Alison

Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry

Learn more about tourism and tourists.

Tourism and Hospitality
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Learn more about tourism and tourists.





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The tourist industry is one of the most important in the world, worth up to one trillion dollars annually. This 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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 ;


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