A study of the components of the tourism industry and their interrelationships is the focus of this course. A review of the roles of tour companies, travel agencies, government bureaus, tourism associations and others that assemble, promote and sell tourism services are included. Students will be able to operate within a tourism setting. (2 hours only)
Fees This course has fees totaling $30.00
Instructor Jodi fisher
Mailing Address Duncan Hall, Room 326
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone (443) 518-4091
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe a trip through time as it relates to the development travel.
2. Analyze travel patterns and trends in the USA.
3. Describe the history of leisure time and tourism in the USA.
4. Explain the role of travel motivators and destination life cycles.
5. Describe the relationship between the growth of the attractions industry and travel.
6. Describe the role government plays in the tourism industry.
7. Explain how tourist statistics are used in the tourism industry.
8. Identify and describe the various transportation methods in the growth of the travel industry.
9. Explain how automotive, rail, and ship travel have impacted the travel industry.
10. Evaluate how accommodations play a vital role in tourism development.
11. Explain how the growth of timesharing has influenced the growth of travel and tourism.
12. Explain how the convention and incentive travel industries have influenced the growth and development of the travel industry.
13. Describe the role of food service in the travel industry.
14. Explain the various economic and environmental impacts of tourism on a destination.
I. Travel history
II. Travel patterns and trends
III. Leisure time and tourism
IV. Travel motivators
V. Destination life cycles
VII. Governments and tourism
VIII. Tourist statistics
IX. Transportation methods
X. Automotive, rail, ship, and air travel
XIII. Conventions and incentive travel
XIV. Food service
XV. Economic impacts
This course does not require a face-to-face orientation.
Textbook information: To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visit www.howardccbooks.com and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.
Walker, John R; Josielyn T, Tourism Concepts and Practices,. 2011, Prentice Hall, New Jersey ( ISBN 978-0-13-814245-2)
Review the Technical Requirements link above. The following plug-ins are required for this course:
For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has end of module quizzes that are given in the on-line format but with a time restriction.
If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to:
Jodi Fisher, firstname.lastname@example.org (Be certain to type my full name)
Last updated on 4/8/13
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