HRIM101 Introduction to Travel and Tourism

Department of Business Studies: Hospitality and Tourism Management

I. Course Number and Title
HRIM101 Introduction to Travel and Tourism
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is designed to develop skills in building domestic and international itineraries and an understanding of air travel products, airfares, policies and associated problems. International travel focuses on customs regulations, health and safety. The course reviews accommodations, cruises, retail and wholesale tours, sales, and marketing.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    The student will:

    1. achieve an understanding of the travel and tourism industry and its effect on the socioeconomic impact on society;
    2. develop a knowledge base of the many dimensions of the travel and tourism industry, including air and rail travel, cruises, resorts and lodging, reservations systems, itineraries, and ticketing;
    3. use the various travel resources available to the travel professional in planning travel itineraries; and
    4. become a professional and ethical travel professional serving the paying customer.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Travel and the Travel Professional
    2. Geography Basics
    3. Air Travel
    4. International Travel
    5. Ground Transportation
    6. Accommodations
    7. Cruises
    8. Tours
    9. Making a Sale
    10. Specialized Sales
    11. Marketing
    12. Communications
    13. Technology
    14. Managing Money
    15. Finding a Job
    16. Building a Career
    17. Review for ICTA Examinations
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    The learning material used by students will be selected in accordance with the learing objectives. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 11/03; New Core 8/2015