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HOSP205 - Tourism and Travel Industry

Course Details

Course Code: HOSP205 Course ID: 2953 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

A study of the global tourism and travel industry to include public and private systems and organizations that organize, promote, manage, and participate in tourism and travel. This multi-billion dollar industry is covered from the international down to the local level in an effort to show best practices, strategies, leading organizations, issues of liability and insurance, among other macro factors that affect tourism and travel.


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define tourism as it relates to the components of tourism management
  2. Identify career opportunities and career paths within the industry
  3. Describe the economic, environmental, and social contexts which influence the travel and tourism industry
  4. Develop a promotional package for a particular destination to meet the needs and desires of a particular target market

Reading Assignments:

Access weekly readings through the lessons link in the classroom.

Forum Assignments:

Detailed forum expectations and grading rubrics are posted in the forums and in the classroom lessons.

Homework Assignments and Final Project:

There are assignments due throughout the course, and a final project due at the end of the course. Specific details for each assignment can be found in the Assignments section of your online classroom.

Access your weekly readings through the lessons tab in your classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Tourism, 12th ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:VS-Wiley
Author:Goeldner, Charles R. / Ritchie, J. R. Brent
Unit Cost:$89.26
Electronic ISBN:9781118215241
Electronic Unit Cost:$30.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.