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Introduction to Travel & Tourism


What is Tourism?

For the right candidate, a career in travel and tourism really can feel like one long holiday. No other industry is nearly as dynamic, secure or generally rewarding as tourism. Whatever happens, people will always want and need to travel for a variety of reasons. In turn, those who provide travel services enjoy year-round demand that continues to grow at a relentless pace. Wherever your primary skills, talents and interests lie, there’s a travel and tourism post that could be perfect for you. It all begins with gaining a solid understanding of the industry – it’s then simply a case of deciding how far you’d like to go.

But what is tourism? More importantly, what contribution does the industry make to 21st society as a whole? This inspiring ‘Introduction to Travel & Tourism’ tutorial has been designed for anyone with an interest in travel and tourism careers. Explore the differences between leisure and business travel, along with why people travel, what defines tourism and how businesses make it possible for people to travel. Study key motivating factors for travel, the various types of tourist destinations, location and accessibility, events and entertainment, how lifestyle changes have impacted tourism and more.



  • Explore the various types of tourism
  • Identify motivating factors for tourism

Programme Content


  • What Is Tourism?
  • Why People Travel
  • Leisure Tourism
  • Business Tourism
  • Differences between Business Travel and Leisure Travel
  • Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR)
  • Motivating  Factors –  Wanting to  Travel
  • Other ways of Putting Tourists into Groups
  • Enabling  Factors –  Allowing  People to  Travel
  • Changes in  Lifestyle
  • Types of Tourist Destinations
  • Coastal  Areas
  • Location and Accessibility
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Events and  Entertainment

Target Audience

  • Business managers looking to improve performance
  • Confident , self motivated and passionate candidates
  • Individuals looking to enhance their CVs
  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Anyone interested to develop knowledge for better career prospects.


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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Course at QLS
Study Method Online
Course Duration 10 Hours
Start Date
Awarding Body BOLC
Full Fee:    £ 120

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