Whether you want to kickstart or expand your career in travel and tourism, this course is perfect for you. The in-depth curriculum covers a range of topics from the tourism system to travel operations and industry trends and you will also learn effective business communication skills. This course will equip you with the managerial, personal and operational skills needed to successfully run a tourism enterprise or manage a tourism destination.
At least 1GB of data per month for fully online study method
+/- 500MB of data for online supported study method
At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment. The fees for this course vary depending on which study method you choose.
Choose how you want to pay: Monthly instalment plan or in full on enrolment.
Choose how you want to study: Fully online or with textbooks (online supported).
All course content is delivered online.
Monthly instalments from: R424 p/m
Instalment terms from: 6 – 18 months
Deposit and terms subject to affordability
The course is delivered with text books and online support.
All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.
This course has been designed in collaboration with a leading professor and subject matter expert to bring you an industry-leading curriculum. On completion of this course, you will be equipped with the technical, managerial, personal, and operational skills required to run a tourism enterprise or manage a tourism destination.
The knowledge and skills that this course provides will enable you to explore exciting career directions in a variety of travel and tourism industries.
This course is intended for current tourism practitioners who want to improve their knowledge and skills to meet the diverse demands of the tourism sector. Due to its holistic introductory nature, the programme also provides the basis for entry-level scholars who intend to study further in the tourism field.
As such, it offers theoretical insight and practical application for a wide variety of vocations, including practitioners, scholars, managers, and planners in the following domains:
Upon completion of the Introduction to Travel and Tourism short course, you should be able to:
Know the various definitions of tourism and definitions of Important tourism terms and concepts, including abbreviations
Explain the interrelationships between the main types of tourism and the classification of tourism products according to the destination mix
Summarise the impacts of tourism products on the economy using the supply and demand principles
Integrate knowledge of principles, theories and trends to assess the significant contributions of tourism development and the impact on the economy
Explain the socio-cultural, environmental and economic positive – and negative impacts on tourism
Apply essential steps when preparing and planning for meetings, workplace reports and presentations
Identify and analyse the main characteristics of sustainable and responsible tourism development in South Africa
Apply knowledge to, explain possible itineraries for each sector of the tourism industry given a specific scenario.
Understand the important aspects and the interrelationship between different types of communication, interpersonal relationships and the barriers of these to function more effectively in the workstation
Develop specific destination knowledge for South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world
Module 1: The Tourism System Understand the tourism industry as an interrelated system and learn about the different types of tourism, the requirements for destination success, and how tourism supply and demand impacts the economy.
Module 2: Impact of Tourism Gain insight and intellectual knowledge in the tourism industry and the economic, social, and environmental impact of tourism.
Module 3: Introduction to Travel Operations Learn how to assess, plan, compile and cost travel itineraries for specific scenarios while developing an understanding of the composition and function of the travel and tourism industry.
Module 4: Introduction to Travel Geographies Develop destination knowledge of travel in South Africa and the African continent as well international markets such as Europe, Asia, and America.
Module 5: Communication Skills
Learn the fundamental communication skills for business and cover topics that help you to build self-esteem and interpersonal skills while understanding how to conduct meetings, presentations, interviews and more.
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