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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
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.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Assignment Week 3: Travel and Tourism - definitions and careers 20.00 %
Assignment Week 5: Influences on Tourism Destinations 20.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Assignment Week 8: Final Project 20.00 %

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

Book Title:The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Lew, et. al.
Unit Cost:$200.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.