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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.

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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 306 votes
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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  • Shamane Headley
    Shamane Headley Guyana Excellent Course with fully structured material. Ideal for employees in the tourism service industry. 2016-10-05 16:10:31
  • Remmy Magamba Mhalla
    Remmy Magamba Mhalla Tanzania The course has got nice topic for the student to become expert in tourism Industry 2016-08-29 22:08:39
  • Shanniah Loihai
    Shanniah Loihai Papua New Guinea Excellent course as I've always wanted to study more about tourism. It will really helped me with my tourism career. 2016-08-16 12:08:38
  • Musa Abdulrahmon
    Musa Abdulrahmon United Kingdom Great 2016-06-07 01:06:58
  • Lydia Esau Maman
    Lydia Esau Maman Papua New Guinea I am interested to take up the Diploma in Tourism course because I am always interested to take up the course. I have an upcoming tourism project and this course will help me to learn more about tourism. 2016-05-19 03:05:03
  • Francis Onwuanogu
    Francis Onwuanogu Nigeria My candid view is that when am through with the course my knowledge about tourism would have been broadened and I would have adequate information on how the industry works, particularly in relation to protocol services . 2016-05-05 14:05:27
  • Teddy Mogaka
    Teddy Mogaka Kenya Excellent course. Gives me a clear understanding as an industry professional 2015-10-08 15:10:11
  • Mohammed Sharif
    Mohammed Sharif United Arab Emirates Its really did the guys very good job for Tourism related peoples, I enjoyed the whole study, it's very informative and recommended for tourism interested peoples. Thanks. 2015-09-26 17:09:34
  • Doreen Ansah
    Doreen Ansah Ghana Very good course material, only thing is mosst of the tourism information is based on the USA 2015-09-14 23:09:56
  • Mihaela Orlea
    Mihaela Orlea Romania A very interesting and easy first module. 2015-09-07 20:09:50
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