A degree in travel and tourism provides you with an understanding of the wider social and economic issues related to these areas. The multi-disciplinary nature of the course means you develop strong business management and communication skills, enabling you to compete for work within the travel and tourism sector as well as in other career areas.
Travel and tourism graduates are able to demonstrate:
an understanding of the principles essential for successful tourism management;
knowledge of activity in the private sector (including tour operators, airlines and hotels) as well as knowledge of the public and not-for-profit sectors (including tourist boards);
the ability to analyse tourism in the communities it affects;
the ability to evaluate the relationships between consumers and the providers of tourism services;
knowledge of the principles and issues relating to sustainability and social responsibility within tourism;
a combination of vocational and academic skills and knowledge;
an understanding of international tourism;
awareness of the dynamic nature of tourism in modern society;
an understanding of products, structures and operations within the tourism industry;
insight into the nature and characteristics of tourists.
The course also provides you with a range of transferable skills, including:
research and communication skills;
ability to work to deadline.
A course in travel and tourism may also develop your entrepreneurial skills and language abilities.
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