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