HRIM101 Introduction to Travel and Tourism
Department of Business Studies: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Course Number and TitleHRIM101 Introduction to Travel and Tourism
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionThis 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.
Required Course Content and Direction
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
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Travel and the Travel Professional
- Geography Basics
- Air Travel
- International Travel
- Ground Transportation
- Making a Sale
- Specialized Sales
- Managing Money
- Finding a Job
- Building a Career
- Review for ICTA Examinations
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
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.
Teaching Methods EmployedStudents 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