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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 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. Learning Goals:

    The student will:
    • achieve an understanding of the travel and tourism industry and its effect on the socioeconomic impact on society
    • 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
    • use the various travel resources available to the travel professional in planning travel itineraries
    • 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 Core Learning Goals:

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

    The learning material used by students will be selected in accordance with the learing objectives. See course formats.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Students will participate in open discussions, prepare travel arrangements for various travel customer profiles, and will conduct a term project developing a meeting planning travel itinerary for a corporate meeting in the United States and in a foreign country.

Quizzes and tests at appropriate subject intervals will add to serve as a basis for learning and grading.

Review/Approval Date - 11/03