Tourism and Travel Management

MOOC
Tourism and Travel Management
Language
English
Duration
8 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Tourism and Travel Management
What will you learn?
Understand the complexity of challenges faced by the tourism industry
Examine tourism and travel management principles
Create resolutions and strategies to address tourism issues and challenges
About the course

Do you want to learn about an industry that is dynamic, fun, evolving, and always challenging? At its peak, tourism supported over 300 million jobs globally and in 2018 generated US$1.65 trillion in international receipts.

By taking this course, developed around one of the world's premier destinations, Queensland in Australia, you will experience challenges, and solutions, reflective of the ever-changing global tourism and travel industry. Tourism is an aspiration for millions of people globally, and has proven to be a highly resilient sector, which is vital to many economies.

This course will provide you with substantive insights into the management challenges facing destinations and operators. It will show you the proper steps to follow forresearch-informed resolutions. The course comprises seven modules, with each module co-delivered by two or more expert academics. Developed in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, the statutory marketing authority for tourism in Queensland, several modules have been shot on-location across Queensland's premier tourism destinations. The course features case studies of leading tourism and hospitality companies and interviews with prominent industry professionals. In addition, you'll hear from public sector officials representing government, peak industry bodies, destination management and marketing organisations, hotels and resorts, attractions, tour operators, transport and local communities.

Eleven leading academics share their expertise taking the learner through a visceral journey of self-discovery and exploration of various aspects of tourism planning, management of services and experiences, the changing role of technology in decision-making, and management of workforce and risk in tourism.

The course is particularly designed for:


  • Professionals working in the tourism (hospitality, events, sport and leisure) industries
  • Students learning about these industries for the first time
  • Individuals who have an avid interest in tourism

^ Course image credit: Tourism Events Queensland

Program
Tourism and Travel Management
Leading tourism practitioners and researchers offerinsider perspectives on this dynamic and growingindustry.
Lecturers
Sara Dolnicar
Sara Dolnicar
ARC Laureate Fellow The University of Queensland
Sally Driml
Sally Driml
Lecturer in Tourism Management The University of Queensland
Sheranne Fairley
Sheranne Fairley
Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
Karen Hughes
Karen Hughes
Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Judith Mair
Judith Mair
Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Gabby Walters
Gabby Walters
Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Brent Ritchie
Brent Ritchie
Professor The University of Queensland
David Solnet
David Solnet
Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Lisa Ruhanen
Lisa Ruhanen
Professor The University of Queensland
Pierre Benckendorff
Pierre Benckendorff
Associate Professor The University of Queensland
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