Travel and Tourism

Tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries as well as the major source of foreign exchange earnings and employment for many developing countries. This course will provide you with a clear understanding of what constitute the all-around product - the tourist destination .This unit introduces learners to the main UK and worldwide tourist destinations in terms of visitor numbers and income generation and their location.
Learners will look into the cultural, social and physical features of those destinations and the issues and trends that affect their popularity, as part of the essential selling skills and knowledge needed by managers within the travel and tourism sector. Through studying visitor numbers, statistics and other relevant data, learners should be more aware of the past issues affecting tourism, enabling them to appreciate the impact they can have on a destination and its continued popularity.
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain understanding of UK and worldwide destinations, their cultural, social and physical features, their characteristics and issues affecting their popularity.

L01-Understanding the scope of key UK and worldwide tourist destinations
P1.1-Analyse main tourist destinations and generators of the world in terms of visitor numbers and income generation

International travel, prior to the 1960s, was still largely the preserve of a wealthy minority who had the time as well as money to afford long distance sea or air travel. Major changes in the second half of the twentieth century led to the rapid and massive growth of the phenomenon known as modern tourism. For example, these changes contributed to the Pacific Region/South East Asia becoming the fastest growing area for international tourism in the last 30 years. In 1975, South East Asia and the Pacific Region accounted for only 4 per cent of international tourist arrivals, but by 1995 the share of world arrivals had increased to almost 15...