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Tourism - Marketing and Promotion

Tourism and Hospitality
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Learn more about marketing and promotion campaign strategies in tourism.




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In order to attract tourists, any organisation or business in the tourist industry must create successful marketing and promotion campaigns. The tourist industry is one of the most important in the world, worth up to one trillion dollars annually, so successful marketing and promotion campaigns have the potential to generate huge revenue.

This course will explain how tourist destinations and tourism businesses can successfully market themselves. The first section of the course explains the main challenges of promoting tourism and how they may be overcome. The following section explains how to identify the target audience of tourism campaigns as well as which methods of advertising are best suited for tourism. The following section explains the customer buying process and how it can be used to determine the objectives for a tourism promotional campaign. The final section explains how an effective marketing campaign can instil brand loyalty in customers and encourage repeat purchases.

This course will be of great interest to marketers that wish to learn how to create campaigns for the tourism industry. It will also be of great interest to tourism board employees and owners of tourism businesses that wish to attract more tourists to a location.

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After completing this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the main challenges of marketing and promoting tourism; - Explain how promotional campaigns for tourism can appeal to multiple target markets; - Outline which forms of advertising are best suited to promoting tourism; - List and explain each stage of the customer buying process; - Determine the objectives for a tourism promotional campaign; - Outline how an effective marketing campaign can guide potential tourists through each stage of the customer buying process.

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Course Reviews

Cheryl-Ann S.
one year ago
Cheryl-Ann S.

Very Informative and I have gained a new wealth of knowledge... Thank you!!!

Said O.
one year ago
Said O.

c'est parfait

Cheptei K.
one year ago
Cheptei K.

It has been nice and the course was challenging but i finally finished. it has opened my eyes to some things that i never even imagined and i thank Alison for this i think now they should introduce a degree program

Cindy M.
2 years ago
Cindy M.

Great recap on tourism marketing. Thanks!

Robert C.
2 years ago
Robert C.

Very good value in taking this course as it gives you a complete understanding of the process in promoting a brand and a following.

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