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Tourism - Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK)

Distance learning based course with study materials, tutor support and final exam included

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£292.50 inc VAT
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100 hours · Self-paced
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Tourism Online Course.100 Hours Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK).

Tourism has become a major recreation pursuit, and commercial industry world wide. It is so significant today that some regions (even some countries) economies, are more heavily dependent upon tourism than anything else.

The tourism industry encompasses the provision of all those services used by people when travelling away from home. The reason for travel is most obviously "a holiday"; but may also be "business".

To forge a successful career in Tourism, you will need to:

  • Be excited about travel and tourism
  • Put your customers' needs first
  • Design positive lifetime experiences that people will remember
  • Be aware of cultural and religious considerations when proposing destinations
  • Know about booking reservations, travel insurance, plus transport such as car hire
  • Choose the package tour which best suits your customers' expectations
  • Have excellent customer service and office skills, including using the telephone and record keeping etc.

If you have the desire required to be successful in the travel industry, this course will help you to acquire the learning to put your passion for tourism into practice. Empower yourself to stand out from other job applicants at an interview, with a combination of demonstrating an infectious love for travel and the skills an employer is looking for in a new member of their team.

Tourism I includes a Special Project where you will plan an example trip, which will be invaluable as a tool to use during interviews, to help you convince an employer that you are the right person for the job.

Benefits of an ADL Endorsed Course?

Endorsed courses are skills based. They have been evaluated and approved by an independent awarding body such as Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

What makes ADL’s Endorsed courses different?

  • Flexible Self-Paced Learning– adjust your learning around your home and work commitments
  • Start and Finish at any time
  • Courses globally and industry relevant
  • Practical Component at the end of most lessons.

Allocated your own tutor relevant to your subject. You can have as little or as much contact as you like with your tutor. They are there to support you all the way through.

This course is endorsed by TQUK -Training Qualifications UK, an OFQUAL awarding body.


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Lesson Structure: Tourism I BTR103

1 Travel Industry Overview

  • The Tourism Industry
  • Travelers and Tourists
  • Tourism Industry Sectors
  • Who Are Tourists?
  • What Do People Need to Think About When Travelling?
  • Responsible Travel
  • Leakage
  • Resources
  • Set Reading

2 Destinations

  • Types of Destinations
  • Major and Minor Tourist Destinations
  • Tourist Destinations Regions
  • What is different About International Travel
  • Cultural Differences
  • Religion
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Confuscianism
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Get Healthy Before Leaving
  • Set Reading

3 Money, Insurance, Legalities

  • Money
  • Insurance
  • Specialist Insurance
  • Making a Claim
  • Driving in Other Countries
  • Laws
  • Travelling with Medicine/Drugs
  • Quarantine Laws (in different countries)
  • Tariffs/Import Duties
  • Passports and Visas
  • Health Regulations
  • Travel Warnngs
  • Set Reading

4 Transport - Airline Reservations

  • Air Travel
  • Travel Classes on Airlines
  • Types of Aircraft and Seating
  • Baggage
  • Booking Flights
  • Air Travel with Animals
  • Airport Information
  • Airline Codes
  • Information Sources
  • Set Reading

5 Transport - Car Rental

  • Car Rental Services
  • The Rental Agreement
  • Rental Car Groups
  • Booking a Rental Car
  • Planning a Driving Holiday
  • Set Reading

6 Transport - Other (Boat, Bus, Rail)

  • Cruises
  • Life on Board
  • Point to Point Travel
  • Coaches
  • Other Transport
  • Set Reading

7 Accommodation

  • Different Types of Accommodation
  • Pets and Travelling
  • Selecting Accommodation
  • Classification and Rating Schemes
  • Examples of Star Ratings
  • Accommodation Categories
  • Decisions For Tour Operators and Guides
  • Accommodation Products
  • Accommodation Charges
  • Set Reading

8 Package Tours

  • Wholesalers
  • Tour Operators
  • Types of Packages
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Package Tours
  • Brochures
  • Identifying the Correct Package Tour for the Consumer
  • Calculating Prices
  • Ticketing
  • Set Reading

9 Travel Agency Procedure Systems

  • Customer Service and Support
  • Awareness
  • Office Clerical Duties and Who Does What
  • Telephones
  • Office Cleaning
  • Team Work Skills
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Processing Correspondence
  • Record Keeping
  • Client Enquiries
  • Processing Financial Transactions
  • Accommodation Bookings
  • Internet
  • Set Reading

10 Special Project

  • Seasonal Variations
  • Socio-Political Influences
  • The Project
  • Project Aim
  • Project Estimated Duration
  • Project Requirements: The travel plan, A rationale for your plan, A brief reflection
  • Method of Presentation
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Resources

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academy's tutors and returned to you with feedback, any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Who is this course for?

Travel Operators, Travel Guides, Tour Guides, Tour Operators, Travel Bloggers


A pc or laptop with internet connection.

Career path

Tourism is a diverse industry which offers long-term career opportunities for enthusiastic individuals who want to put their education and skills to work in various environments. People in tourism may work indoors or outdoors, standard hours or on a flexible schedule, seasonal jobs or all-year-round. It’s one of the most exciting and diverse career paths out there.

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