This sector comprises inbound tourism (people coming to the UK), domestic tourism (British people holidaying in the UK) and outbound tourism (people going abroad on holiday) from hotels, theme parks and museums to airports, airlines and cruise ships. All of this combined generates a colossal £9.6 billion for the UK economy and the UK is the eighth most popular destination for tourists in the world.
Travel and tourism-related careers are available everywhere, from high street travel agents to travel operators and tour reps, and also include those employed in major tourist attractions. Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire boast many opportunities in attractions such as Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and the many potteries. Outstanding customer service, attention to detail and communication skills are required across the sector, as well as an interest in foreign countries and cultures.
Travel & Tourism
This course equips you with higher level skills necessary for this dynamic and expanding industry. The qualification enables students to develop their knowledge and prepare them for work or further study. The course offers both academic and practical units to prepare you for employment. You will cover a range of topics such as: the travel and tourism industry, UK travel destinations, worldwide destinations, marketing, customer service and business and retail travel.
Course - Full Time
Travel & Tourism
The Level 2 in Travel and Tourism equips students with a basic understanding of the skills necessary for this dynamic and expanding industry. Looking at areas such as customer service, UK and European tourist destinations, marketing and business skills, the qualification enables students to develop their knowledge and prepare them for work or further study. In addition, students will study Functional Skills and there is also a two week work placement in the industry.