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HOST 156 - Travel Geography

3 Credits
This course offers students an introduction to world travel destinations from the traveler’s and travel counselor’s perspectives. Topics include travel planning, sales & marketing, travel destination planning, unique cultural and societal attributes, visitor activities, and use of the Internet for research.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day, Online
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Hospitality and Tourism Management students and all College students.
Active Date 20201105T14:51:07

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 28
Contact Hours: Lecture 33
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Understand social and cultural customs and traditions 
  • Appreciate the relationship between diversity and culturally taboo issues
  • Comprehend the relationship between two disciplines: Tourism and Geography 
  • Leverage understandings of geography into unique travel destination planning (i.e travel agent skills) 
  • Apply understandings of travel and geography to park and natural area settings
  • Understand tourism as an economic driver

Student Learning Outcomes
Learners will perform effectively in situations whereby societal norms are different from their own.

Learners will identify selling points for destination marketers and management organizations.

Learners will formulate on-site tourist activities at destinations.

Learners will accurately interpret travel itineraries from industry-standard codes.

Learners will classify components of tourism infrastructure.

Learners will interpret world health information from industry standard locations for tourist market segments.

Learners will identify major destinations within spatial geography contexts on maps.

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