Knowledge is assessed through an exam and three pieces of coursework which each investigate a different aspect of the travel and tourism industry.
Students explore some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. They will investigate the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK and investigate different types of customers as well as UK tourist destinations. They also have the opportunity to study international travel and tourism.
Travel and Tourism provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and allows students to develop the specific knowledge and skills they need to work successfully in the industry. This includes developing an understanding of travel and tourist destinations, investigating the appeal of UK tourist destinations, presenting information about key developments over time and how they have moulded and influenced UK travel and tourism into the sector it is today. Students also develop business and customer awareness by understanding the importance of customer service to travel and tourism organisations.