Course Description

Course Name

Marketing for Travel and Tourism

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

MKT 200 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest and most dynamic industries in today’s global economy and is composed of five parts: a) lodgings (hotels, motels, camps, cruise ships), b) transportation services (ships, airplanes, trains), c) food and beverage operations (restaurants, bars, taverns, catering), d) retail stores (gifts, souvenir, arts/crafts shops) and e) activities (recreation, educational trips, business, festivals, sport events). We will explore these areas and the challenges facing industry actors as they strive to create distinctive experiences for increasingly demanding and jaded consumers. In this course, students will apply concepts and principles learned in their introductory marketing course, to the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors. They will expand the 4 Ps to the 8 Ps of Service Marketing, explore those tools as applied to organizations, both for profit and non-profit, in tourism-related businesses, and develop marketing strategies for specific destinations.

*Course content subject to change