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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.





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 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. Categorize how tourism is organized from an organizational perspective as well as a regional, national, and global viewpoint.
  4. Define consumer travel behavior and types of travel experiences
  5. Categorize the economics of tourism (supply, demand, measuring, forecasting, economic impact).
  6. Identify the essentials of tourism research and marketing
  7. Describe the changing nature of tourism and identifying the needs of the future tourist

Reading Assignments:

The textbook and additional journals as assigned in the lessons

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.

Quizzes

Online quizzes are comprised of multiple choice, short answer and true/false questions.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum 3.75 %
Week 8 Forum 3.75 %
Assignments 26.00 %
Assignment Week 3: Theme Parks and Recreation 13.00 %
Assignment Week 5: Forecasting - Case Studies 13.00 %
Quizzes 24.00 %
Week 1: Quiz #1 (Chapters 1-3) 4.00 %
Week 2: Quiz #2 (Chapters 4-6) 4.00 %
Week 4: Quiz #3 (Chapters 7-11) 4.00 %
Week 5: Quiz #4 (Chapters 12-14) 4.00 %
Week 6: Quiz #5: (Chapters 15-17) 4.00 %
Week 8: Quiz # 6 (Chapters 18 - 20) 4.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Assignment Week 8: Final Project 20.00 %

The VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore.

Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/bookstore for more information.

Required Readings: See Weekly Lessons

Additional Resources & Websites: Refer to Weekly classroom lessons.

Book Title:Tourism, 12th ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781118071779
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.