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Travel & Tourism, UG:Diploma

International Career Institute, the United Kingdom

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About Travel & Tourism, UG:Diploma - at International Career Institute

Course Outline: What You Will Cover

The ICI travel and tourism course has been designed in conjunction with industry representatives and helps you learn the skills you need to succeed within the industry quickly and conveniently.

1 Tourism Defined

  • Definitions
  • Tourism platforms
  • Terminology
  • Economic importance

2 The Tourism System

  • The concept of a system
  • Transit region
  • The destination
  • The tourism industry
  • The tourist
  • The tourism system
  • The Origin region

3 The Development of Tourism

  • Growth of tourism
  • Post war tourism growth
  • Long-term forecasts

4 Tourist Destinations

  • Destination image
  • Global patterns of tourist distribution
  • Regional patterns of tourist distribution
  • Elements of a destination
  • Tourist destinations

5 The Tourism Product

  • Introduction to tourism product
  • The tourism product
  • Natural categories
  • Cultural categories
  • Attractions
  • Interpretation of sites
  • Festival and events

6 The Tourism Industry

  • The tourism industry
  • Distribution systems
  • The travel agent, tour operators and wholesalers
  • Transport Accommodation
  • Tourism Industry organisations

7 Tourists

  • Market segmentation
  • Methods segmentation
  • Consumer behaviour

8 Economic Issues in Tourism

  • The positive impacts of tourism
  • Costs/negative impacts of tourism
  • National tourism profile
  • Economic issues in tourism

9 Socio-cultural and Environmental Impacts

  • Positive socio-cultural impacts
  • Generation of waste
  • Introduction to socio-cultural impacts
  • Socio-cultural and environmental impacts
  • Negative socio-cultural impacts
  • Factors affecting impacts
  • Dimensions of tourist-host encounters
  • Authenticity Introduction to environmental impacts
  • Positive and negative environmental impacts
  • Permanent modification
  • Tourist activities

10 Tourism Planning

  • Components of planning
  • Tourism planning
  • Approaches to tourism planning
  • Organisations involved in planning
  • The role of government in tourism planning
  • Planning in underdeveloped countries

11 Alternative Tourism

  • Food & wine tourism
  • Alternative tourism
  • Nature-based tourism & ecotourism
  • Caravanning
  • Business tourism
  • Cultural and heritage tourism
  • Sports tourism
  • Seniors tourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Backpackers
  • Cruise shipping
  • International student and study tourism
  • Medical/scalpel tourism
  • Cycling tourism

12 The Future of Tourism

  • The dynamic nature of tourism
  • The future
  • Forces restricting and enabling world tourism growth
  • Ecologically sustainable development
  • Sustainable tourism
  • The emergence of eco-tourism

13 Receive & Process Reservations

  • Receive reservation request
  • Record details of reservation (manual and computerised)
  • Update reservations
  • Advise others on reservation details

14 Access & Interpret Product Information

  • Identify and access product information
  • Interpret product information
  • Provide product advice

15 Sell Tourism Products Services

  • Identify customer needs
  • Suggest products to meet customer needs
  • Follow up sales opportunities

16 Source & Provide Destination Information & Advice

  • General Destination Information
  • Recording, Storing & Updating Destination Information
  • Meeting Customer Needs for Destination Information

17 Communicating Effectively With Tourists

  • What is communication?
  • Good communication in the tourism industry
  • What to say to a tourist
  • How to make a tourist feel welcome
  • Talking on the telephone
  • Communication in problem solving

18 Setting Up a Tourist Business

  • Looking after the tourist
  • Why start a tourism business?
  • Making the product, providing the service
  • Pricing
  • Promoting my business
  • Selling
  • Being a good business person
  • Networking

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career in travel and tourism
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a travel and tourism pro in months not years!
  • Study a travel and tourism course that was designed in conjunction with the travel and tourism industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as £25 per week

Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!

Career Prospects

Ever thought about making holidays your life? If you love working with people this is the job for you. Start a vibrant and exciting career in travel and tourism! With the right credentials, you can gain excellent positions with the following types of organisations:

  • Domestic airlines
  • International airlines
  • Retail travel agencies
  • Wholesale travel agents
  • Regional tourist information services
  • Tourism marketing consultancies
  • Inbound tour operators
  • Theme parks and tourist attractions
  • Coach tour companies
  • Cruise lines
  • Conference and incentive travel tour coordinators.

Earning Potential

The earning potential of a travel and tourism consultant or manager depends greatly on the level of training and experience they have. Stating salaries are around £19.300 per annum. Travel and tourism managers at the more senior end of the industry can expect to earn £30.000 to £66.500 per annum. Your experience, the size and location of the establishment you are working for will naturally influence how much you earn. (Source: MyCareer & Seek)

Course Levels Explained

This course leads to the awarding of either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the two levels below:


Qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Advanced Diploma

The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.


There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Course Length

Diploma Level-24 weeks--Advanced Diploma Level-31 weeks

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Study Mode: Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you'll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

  • Government, business & industry employers 32%
  • High school leavers 20%
  • Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
  • Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
  • Military personal 11%
  • Stay at home mothers 8%

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very 'hands on' approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the 'theory' behind the industry - they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

Various government departments and business's have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

The following is a partial list of companies and government departments which have enrolled or sponsored staff into ICI courses:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Sports Centre, University of Kent
  • Department of Tourism, Regional Development & Industry
  • The Placement People
  • Skill Hire
  • Metcash Trading Ltd
  • Navman Technologies
  • The European Fund
  • Employment Directions Network
  • The Salvation Army
  • Calvin Klein
  • John Paul College
  • Legal Aid Commission
  • Melton Council
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HSBC
  • American Express
  • Clayton UTZ
  • Hennikers Solicitors
  • Villari Lawyers
  • Prisoners Education Trust (HM Prison Service)
  • Uniting Care Institute of Family Practice
  • Workplace Authority
  • Centacare Employment Group
  • Employment Directions
  • MAX Employment
  • Gunnebo (Security)
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Coles Myer Ltd

Already in the Profession or Industry?

This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better paid position.

Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

What Do I Get?

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
  • Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies and more!

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a travel and tourism consultant, manager or operator
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipTT
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program ( Click to learn more ).

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I'm sending this email to let you know that Paul is very accommodating and responsive. He immediately responds if I have questions/ inquiries regarding my assessment and gives me detailed information on things I need to learn with regard to the course. I hope I'll continue to have him as my tutor coordinator.

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I would like to thank you for the helpful guidance provided by the tutorial department. I am happy with my tutor who is very efficient and who is sharing his knowledge and experience with me.

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My name is Steph Bacelic and I have just completed and received back my marks for my final 2 modules in my advanced diploma. I have just sent off my graduation form and am looking forward to receiving it.

I wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to do distance learning, it was a great beginning to a new career and even though I took slightly longer due to work commitments I thoroughly enjoyed the content. 

- Steph Bacelic

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