Grade 15 - Hospitality and Tourism

Transportation and Tours for the Traveler (Credit: 0.50)

Welcome to Transportation and Tours for the Traveler! This course looks at transportation and package tours. During this course, you will learn about the package tour industry today, the travel industry professionals, and the package tour customers. You will find out who tour operators have to work with to create travel products and what kinds of decisions they have to make in terms of meal, lodging, attractions, and, of course, transportation. You will read about how a tour operator plans and markets a tour and discover what happens before the tour, during the tour, and after the tour. Finally, you will learn about how technology, events like 9/11 and the global recession, and increased environmental awareness are affecting the travel industry today. By focusing on all of the different components that go into creating a tour, you will be able to get a sense of what working for a tour operator really entails as well as what other careers are available in the tour industry. Having this perspective will help you better understand the process you undergo as you plan your own vacations and give you the background to feel comfortable entering the tour industry.