This course provides an overview of the travel and tourism profession. Students explore a full range of travel products and destinations, as well as the business and technical skills necessary to begin a productive travel career. Lecture: 3 hours
The major purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with basic travel geography as it relates to the travel and tourism industry. Major attractions of various countries at specific times, including cultural, industrial, historical and artistic displays are emphasized; and seasonal attractions such as festivals, camping and sports, etc., are also included. Lecture: 3 hours - Lab Fee: $20
This course is designed to give students simulated, hands-on training utilizing various computerized software programs, like SABRE, for ticketing on airlines, hotels and motels, car rental agencies and other essentials parts of travel. Students start with the basic steps of building a passenger name record to the complicated entries of extensive travel itineraries. (Prerequisite: TRVL 1010 and 1020 or permission of instructor) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20
This course provides students with the background necessary to handle the day-to-day operations of a travel agency. It provides a thorough understanding of agency business, including conference requirements, location and staffing, reservations and bookings, sales reports, agency record-keeping and commissions tracking. (Prerequisite: TRVL 1010 and 1020 or permission or instructor) Lecture: 3 hours
This course develops an understanding of the skills required to plan and conduct successful meetings and conventions. Topics covered include setting up timetables, selecting meeting sites, negotiating, menu planning and budgeting. Lecture: 3 hours
This course further expands the skills developed in the Computer Reservation Systems I course. It will provide the student with an opportunity to complete the most advanced areas of airline computer reservation systems. (Prerequisite: TRVL-2010 or permission of instructor) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20
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