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Introduction to the Travel & Tourism Industry: Passport to the World

  • Categories Business
  • Duration 18h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 4, 2024

About Course

The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP)


Develop your passion for travel or a future career in the tourism industry

The travel and tourism sector contributed 319 million jobs to the economy in 2018. Whether you’re planning a trip or looking to work in travel, on this course, you will explore key brands and trends in travel and tourism.

You will learn about the structure of the travel and tourism industry and how it operates. You will learn where people travel, how they get there, and what they do when they arrive. You will also explore hotel and hospitality business strategy, food, and how to harness the power of social media when travelling or working abroad.

What topics will you cover?

Eight industry sectors from the traveler’s perspective, including the structure of the particular sector, trends in the sector, and the kinds of careers available in each sector.

Finding Information and online information sources for trip planning.

Selecting a Destination.

Tools available for making Reservations.

Types of Transportation.

The Accommodations sector of the industry.

The Food sector of the industry.

The fast-growing “Experiences” sector.

The importance of feedback and social media.


Who will you learn with?

Attila Horváth

Graduate of ELTE, Hungary, earned his PhD at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Expert teacher trainer, has a wide international experience with educational projects. Director of GTTP Hungary.




Wellesley College, MBA, DBA Harvard Business School (HBS). Former faculty HBS, Boston University, Brooklyn Polytechnic. President Global Initiatives (www.globalinitiatives.org). GTTP Advisory Board.




Simon Barker-Benfield

University of Texas, former business reporter and corporate communications professional. Since 2001 Senior Editor, Global Initiatives (www.globalinitiatives.org) and GTTP.




Joseph Okelo

Director GTTP East Africa.
BA University of Western Ontario, MBA University of Nottingham. Founder, Boresha Ltd, cited 2015 by the Kenya ICT Board for its quality online education.



Who developed the course?

The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership logo

GTTP https://www.gttp.org is a project of Global Initiatives, Inc. https://www.globalinitiatives.org a non-profit organization established in 1996.

What Will I Learn?

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the Travel & Tourism industry is structured.
  • Identify the sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry and its customers.
  • Collaborate with other learners in sharing experiences in and ideas about the Travel & Tourism business.
  • Compare job and career opportunities for planning your future.
  • Explore the wide range of careers at each step in the customer journey.

Topics for this course

14 Lessons18h

Elements of the course?

Your teacher welcomes you and provide an overview of this course
Introduction VIDEO (02:19)00:02:19
The 8 stages of travel ARTICLE

Collect information?

How to find the best place to go?

Jobs and Careers?

You may want to know what jobs are available in this area. Here is a little help.

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is for people considering a career in Travel & Tourism or starting a travel related business. ; teachers and individual learners design their own schedules.