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Diploma in Tourism Studies


Diploma in Tourism Studies
Diploma in Tourism Studies

Learn more about the travel and tourism industry.


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Course Description

Tourism is a major global industry worth over one trillion dollars in revenue annually and it is an important part of the economies of many countries and regions around the world. With huge markets such as China yet to reach its full potential, the tourism industry will continue to grow in importance. The first part of the course describes the formation of the tourist industry as well as outlining its sectors and employment opportunities. The next part of the course explains the needs of both business and pleasure travellers. Following this, the ways that tourism businesses/destinations can market themselves effectively is described. The final section explains how the travel industry packages and sells tourism products through retail and online channels. This free Diploma course will be of great interest to all tourism professionals who would like to learn more about the growth and importance of the tourism industry. It will also be of great interest to all learners who are interested in a career in the tourism sector.

Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the learner will be able to: - Describe how historic travel patterns led to the formation of the modern tourist industry; - Outline the sectors of the tourist industry and the employment and career opportunities it offers; - List the main priorities of business and pleasure travelers and the ways in which travel destinations can appeal to both groups; - Explain how travel destinations and tourism businesses can effectively market and promote themselves; - Describe the role of tour wholesalers, travel agencies and online travel services in packaging and selling tourism products.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 212 reviews
Course Title: Diploma in Tourism Studies
Course #: 678
Course Publisher: Global Text Project
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description: Tourism is a major global industry worth over one trillion dollars in revenue annually and it is an important part of the economies of many countries and regions around the world. With huge markets such as China yet to reach its full potential, the tourism industry will continue to grow in importance. The first part of the course describes the formation of the tourist industry as well as outlining its sectors and employment opportunities. The next part of the course explains the needs of both business and pleasure travellers. Following this, the ways that tourism businesses/destinations can market themselves effectively is described. The final section explains how the travel industry packages and sells tourism products through retail and online channels. This free Diploma course will be of great interest to all tourism professionals who would like to learn more about the growth and importance of the tourism industry. It will also be of great interest to all learners who are interested in a career in the tourism sector.
License: This course is available from Global Text Project OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 30th December 2013
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 10-15 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: No
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Mukhammadjon Yunusov
    Mukhammadjon Yunusov Uzbekistan Although I have just started the course my impressions are beyond description. I'm so grateful to the people who created Alison! I chose to take this course as my field requires. I have been working in tourism for seven years now. And I'm sure that I'll gain enough knowledge to develop tourism in my area. 2015-02-05 05:02:04
  • Alison Lee
    Alison Lee United Kingdom Very interesting, particularly the module on the development of tourism. 2015-01-05 15:01:31
  • Ali Abdul Rahman
    Ali Abdul Rahman Maldives Its a great course for online learners 2014-12-29 12:12:10
  • Lisa Mckee
    Lisa Mckee United States of America I am already very excited about this course. Travel and Tourism is something I have wanted to learn about for a long time. I leaned a lot about the history of travel in the first module and it was very interesting. 2014-12-20 09:12:32
  • Ahmed A. Sultan
    Ahmed A. Sultan Russian Federation The course is rich with information. 2014-12-16 11:12:39
  • Jotham John Maata Culango
    Jotham John Maata Culango Philippines Congratulations! You are now certified in “Diploma in Tourism Studies”! You can acquire your certificate, badge and transcript from here. Just finished the course, Thank you Alison for the wonderful learning experience! 2014-10-06 21:10:31
  • Khaing Myoaung
    Khaing Myoaung Myanmar It is a great module to study!!! 2014-10-02 10:10:46
  • Allen Effeh
    Allen Effeh Nigeria I think diploma in tourism is the basis and foundation of anything one wants to do that has any connection with tourism. It is the very foundation in which every tourism concepts is built on. 2014-09-30 16:09:07
  • Abid Fazal
    Abid Fazal Pakistan this is best way to improve my professional careers 2014-09-06 12:09:07
  • Chilando Simundi
    Chilando Simundi Zambia This course helps people to know more about the way life is 2014-08-27 22:08:31
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