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Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry - Revised

Tourism and Hospitality
Free Course
Tourism and travel are incredibly rewarding activities and powerful industries that lie at the heart of several modern economies across the world. These industries didn't just develop overnight, they have a fascinating and important history. This course will teach anyone who wants to work in tourism how this industry evolved from ancient times and how recent advancements in transportation have helped to create the modern tourist industry.
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Description

In order to understand the present and prepare for the future, one must first learn what happened in the past. This course begins by showing you how travel developed in ancient and medieval times and proceeds by detailing the evolution of travel both in Europe and the United States. It will then explain how the modern tourist industry is influenced by the tourist habits of the past.

Different modes of transportation have gradually developed throughout history. This course will explain how transportation influences people's vacation habits. It will also explain how accommodation for travelers has advanced since the Middle Ages. You will then learn about the importance of three central factors that people consider when making decisions about their vacation. You will also learn about the two financial aspects of potential tourists and discover how Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can be used to promote tourism effectively.

Tourism has become one of the biggest industries globally generating up to 10% of the world's GDP. Many countries consider tourism as one of their top priorities because of the benefits it brings. This makes people with knowledge and skills in tourism highly valuable members of any economy, with employment opportunities around the world. With this course, you can boost your knowledge of this vital industry and get a little closer to an excellent career, all for free.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain how the history of travel evolved in ancient and medieval times, to travel in Europe since the Renaissance, and travel in the United States since the 18th century
  • List the modes of transport used throughout history and explain how they influenced people's vacationing habits
  • Describe how accommodation for travellers has developed since the middle ages
  • Discuss the three main influences on people's decisions to go on vacation
  • Outline the financial considerations of potential tourists
  • Summarize the five most popular tourist attractions
  • List the four main amenities required by tourists

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate 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:

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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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