Tourism’s Rich History and Current Economics

tourism development course

How would your business thrive if you were the first to build a footprint in a new destination? Imagine the opportunity you’d have to own desirable new product, exciting experiences and innovative itineraries while your competitors are dusting off tired packages from twenty years ago. Need to earn community support for developing your region as a tourism destination? This course has got you covered too.

In this fun, quick course, you’ll learn how tourism has grown to be one of the world’s biggest industries. We’ll show you how major destinations sprung up around the globe.  You’ll step away from this course knowing how to spot emerging destinations and exciting tour products that inspire a new generation of customers so you can sell more trips.

We break down complex economic data, open up the resource library and put you in touch with industry leaders so you have the tools you need to convince your stakeholders. Tourism is a concept, an industry and a valuable commodity! Let’s take a look, together, at these fascinating, practical trends from both domestic and international marketplaces so you can be more successful!

A brief history of tourism growth, development, local and global impact.

Getting Started

1
Welcome to The Tourism Academy
5 minutes

Meet your instructor: Stephen Ekstrom, tourism industry expert and self-described nerd. Stephen explains what this course will cover and how students will be able to apply their new skills to get ahead in business.

2
Download Your Course Workbook
1 minute

A complete course workbook with reference materials, activities, and additional resources.

3
How to Get Help (Additional Resources)
3 minutes

Tools so that students can interact better with each other, their instructor and support teams from The Tourism Academy.

Defining Tourism & Industry Origins

1
Tourism: Defined
3 minutes

The definition and distinction of tourism from other forms of travel.

2
Early Origins: The Birth of Tourism
4 minutes

Instructor, Stephen Ekstrom, introduces students to the start of an industry, its historic origins and early expansion.

3
Technology & Globalization – Before WWII
4 minutes

The rise of accessibility, innovation, business & interest before WWII.

4
Post WWII Technology, Globalization
5 minutes

Tourism becomes an economic engine and globalization becomes an industry strength.

5
Workbook Activity
4 minutes

Applying course content to your own experience, an ongoing course discussion.

Daytrippers & Domestic Tourism

1
Local Getaways – Day Trips and Domestic Tourism Growth
3 minutes

Big cities, mass transportation options and the need for a weekend getaway. We're taking a look at how day trips and domestic tourism really took off.

2
Cast Study: The Beach Holiday
4 minutes

Exploring a case study, easily related to destinations worldwide.

3
Quick Quiz
1 question

A single question quick quiz.

Industrialization: The Business of Tourism

1
The Impact of Tourism Development
2 minutes

A quick look at how tourism development has impacted communities, economies, and resources worldwide.

2
Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
10 minutes

1 in 10 jobs worldwide are generated by travel and tourism. Take a look at some of the data and statistics.

3
Tourism: An Export Product
3 minutes

Growing local economies by bringing in outside dollars.

4
Economic Diversity
4 minutes

Examining the diversity we see in healthy tourism economies attests to the wide variety of interests, needs and expectations of tourists.

5
Gathering Additional Data & Statistics
7 minutes

A collection of respected and reliable sources for economic data and statistics related to tourism development.

6
Quick Quiz
4 questions

A four question quiz.

Recap

1
Course Recap & Wrap Up
4 minutes
2
Next Steps & Action Items
3 minutes
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course that you should be able to complete in 35-45 minutes - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Yes. The Tourism Academy platform is designed to automatically recognize that you have passed the course and certify that completion with a certificate noting such. This certificate will appear in your user profile under the "My Certificates" tab and is available for you to print or save as a PDF. Be sure to hold on to these so that you can get full credit toward your professional requirements, credential, accreditation or other learning needs.
Once you've enrolled, you'll be able to communicate directly with your course instructor. You'll also be provided with a number of options to interact with other students and your instructor. Group discussion prompts are noted throughout the course and students can interact directly through The Tourism Academy student group.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If, after you have completed the full course, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
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Enrolled: 27 students
Duration: 45 minutes
Lectures: 17
Video: 20 minutes
Level: Beginner
Tourism’s Rich History and Current Economics
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