Skip to content

International GCSE Travel & Tourism

Online Course (CIE)

Learn Now


£275 inc VAT
Or £45.83/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
12 months
Access to content
Access until course completion
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

4 students purchased this course

Add to basket or enquire


This International GCSE Travel & Tourism Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further trainingwhilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of the travel and tourism industry, providing theoretical knowledge of products, services, infrastructure and transport systems.



Unit 1

Introductions - The travel and tourism industry
1.1 - Understand and explain the structure of the international travel and tourism industry
1.2 - Investigate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of travel and tourism
1.3 - Identify the role of national governments in forming tourism policy and promotion
1.4 - Investigate the patterns of demand for international travel and tourism

Unit 2

Features of worldwide destinations
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the main global features
2.2 - Demonstrate awareness of different time zones and climate
2.3 - Investigate travel and tourism destinations
2.4 - Identify and describe the features which attract tourists to a particular destination

Unit 3

Customer care and working procedures
3.1 - Deal with customers and colleagues
3.2 Identify the essential personal skills required when working in the travel and tourism industry
3.3 Follow basic procedures when handling enquiries, making reservations and receiving money
3.4 Use reference sources to obtain information
3.5 - Explore presentation and promotion of tourist facilities

Unit 4

Travel and tourism products and services
4.1 Identify and describe tourism products
4.2 Explore the roles of tour operators and travel agents
4.3 Describe support facilities for travel and tourism
4.4 Explore the features of worldwide transport in relation to major international routes
Example exam question for units 1 – 4

Unit 5

The Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion In Travel and Tourism
5.1 - Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion
5.2 - Market segmentation and targeting
5.3 - Product as part of the marketing mix
5.4 Price as part of the marketing mix
5.5 - Place as part of the marketing mix
5.6 - Promotion as part of the marketing mix
Example exam question for unit 5

Who is this course for?

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.


You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Career path

IGCSE Travel and Tourism could lead on to a more vocationally-related course or further study of A' Levels.

Questions and answers

Currently there are no Q&As for this course. Be the first to ask a question.


Currently there are no reviews for this course. Be the first to leave a review.


What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.