Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Travel and Tourism

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Pre-requisites: ENG 101 or Sophomore standing.

Taught In English

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


This course is designed to give students an overview of the travel and tourism sector from local to international levels. We will analyze the structure, scale, and organization of the industry and explore natural, cultural, heritage, and recreational assets of tourism. Topics related to the economic, legal, political, environmental, and technological aspects of travel and tourism will be examined. Students will participate in various on-and-off-site learning activities to gain insights into tourism destination management and build skills in: obtaining and analyzing current industry data, determining key target markets - establishing site benefits and the impact the destination has on the tourist, the travel and tourism industry, and society. The comprehensive nature of this course will set the stage for more in-depth exploration of the topics, in upper-level TTM coursework.

3 credit hours. Pre-requisites: ENG 101 or Sophomore standing

*Course content subject to change