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Travel and Tourism A Level at Ormiston Rivers Academy

Course description

Travel & Tourism is the 6th largest sector of the UK economy, worth over £20 billion. One in fourteen people in the UK work in the travel & tourism industry. This course requires candidates to consider, not just the economic benefits, but the spiritual, moral and cultural issues surrounding travel & tourism.

The framework of the course provides for:
- Business model case studies.
- The issues surrounding the impact that tourism has on a local area as well as on the economy as a whole.
- Awareness of the different values and attitudes in societies around the world.
- Discovery of a range of tourist destinations around the world.
- Research into why the tourist industry is so profitable and identifying the career possibilities within it.

Course content

Year 12: Introducing Travel & Tourism.
- The nature and development of Travel & Tourism; Sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry and interdependence.
- Investigating Tourism Destinations.
- The characteristics of tourist destinations; Destination appeal; Trends in popularity and tourist area life cycle.

Year 13: Tourism Impacts and Tourism Developments.
- Economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts; Agents of tourism development; Responsible, sustainable tourism.
- Event Management in Travel & Tourism.
- Business planning; Team building and decision making.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 5 in GCSE English.


60% coursework / 40% examination.

Future opportunities

Higher Education: Degree in Hospitality; Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management. Travel & Tourism employs people in almost every facet of working life: Air Cabin Crew, Bar Management, Hotel Management, Consultancy, Tour Operator, Marketing, Resort Manager.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Rivers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017

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