A Level Travel and Tourism (International)

Summary

You will be interested in tourism and might wish to work in the industry in the future.
Many students go on to tourism related degrees, others move directly into employment.
You will study a variety of work-related themes and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry, its size, development and importance to a country?s economy. You will learn about why customers are the most important part of the industry, and the standards of service they should expect. A lecture at Manchester Runway Centre will further support this focus. You will examine the major features of short and long haul destinations, also looking at factors that can affect their popularity. Later on you will discover Eco-Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Cultural Tourism. This will give you an international insight into other cultures and traditions. The coursework unit will give you the chance to devise and deliver a team event.
As you would expect there will be a lot of discussion and group work, and the chance to go on tourism related visits during the course. Students are given the chance to visit a tourism destination as part of their studies. There will also be the opportunity for students to go on work experience in a travel and tourism related setting, to find out how Travel and Tourism businesses operate in the real world.

Entry Requirements

To study Travel and Tourism at this level you must meet the general entry requirements.

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