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Tourism - Introduction to Retail Travel Sales

Tourism and Hospitality
Free Course
The tourism industry offers its customers a wide range of products and experiences. As in any other industry, the work that goes into packaging and presenting these products is a specialised activity that requires real expertise. This free online course will clearly explain how the tourism industry packages and sells products to consumers, and show you the most important methods used to create an appealing tourism product.
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Description

Tour wholesalers are companies that purchase a variety of tourist services and sell them as a single product. This course will first discuss the role of tour wholesalers in the tourism industry and the practical benefits of package holidays. You will study the four types of package holidays which include Independent, Hosted, Group Tours, and Special Format. You will also learn the methods tour wholesalers use to make their products appealing to customers.

You will then study the role of retail travel agencies in the tourism industry. In the USA, all travel agencies must be certified by four industry associations in order to legally operate, while in Europe a company must obtain a travel retail license. This course will discuss government regulations regarding travel agencies. You will learn how online travel retail developed, and look at its effects on the travel industry. You will also study how tour wholesalers and travel agencies remain competitive against online travel services.

The tourism industry is a vital, dynamic, and evolving industry, and acts as a primary growth engine for many nations' economies. As with all industries, it depends on sales. This course covers everything you need to know when it comes to how the travel industry packages and sells tourism products to its consumers. So, check out the course today, and start gaining some powerful and practical knowledge that can bring your career to the next level.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the role of tour wholesalers in the tourism industry; - Define the four types of package holiday and the methods tour wholesalers use to make their products appealing to customers; - Explain the role of retail travel agencies in the tourism industry; - Outline the regulations governing travel agencies; - Describe how online travel retail developed and its effect on the travel industry; - Explain how tour wholesalers and travel agencies can compete with online travel services.

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    Course Reviews

    Deborah R.
    2 years ago
    US
    Deborah R.

    very nice course. I am learning a lot.

    Jerry C.
    2 years ago
    US
    Jerry C.

    Very informative, as far as, the history of tourism and travel. A good start for anyone looking to enter into the business of travel retail or wholesale.

    MOHAMMED S.
    2 years ago
    IN
    MOHAMMED S.

    its a wonderful experience .

    Emile G.
    2 years ago
    AE
    Emile G.

    Is an excellent course with well managed time frame

    Sarah W.
    2 years ago
    GB
    Sarah W.

    interesting course to learn...

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