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The Tourism Industry: An Introduction

The economic impact, history and growth of tourism as a concept, industry and commodity.

In this course, we take a look at the history of tourism. Participants will learn to distinguish between exploration, tourism and travel. We'll trace the routes that led to tourism development around the globe, providing insight into the trends that will lead the industry into the future. We'll talk about the economic impact tourism has on local, regional and global economies while also understanding the role tourism plays in generating export dollars and supporting economic diversity.

Participants in this course will be prepared for their next stakeholder presentation backed by incredible insight on the impact that tourism has on their businesses and economies. You'll walk away with tools to demonstrate to community leaders and policy makers how tourism touches nearly every sector of our economy.


Your Instructor


Relate Strategy Group
Relate Strategy Group

Relate Strategy Group has influenced millions of travel experiences reaching all segments of the tourism and hospitality industry.

Relationship experts, Relate Strategy Group's leadership team is trusted by 150,000+ travel professionals, tour operators and agents within their worldwide network. Relate Strategy Group is an independent provider of thoughtful marketing, representation and professional development that drives travel, tourism and hospitality economies and careers.

The team at the Relate Strategy Group is made of experienced tourism sales, marketing, distribution, operations and training experts. They've served on industry association boards & committees, planned & run tours, trained and developed the fastest growing companies in America and achieved record growth for a wide variety of tourism entities. This multidisciplinary approach, combined with industry leading technology, data management and marketing capabilities continues to inspire travel experiences, connecting professional travel planners from all segments with the destinations, products, services and support they need anywhere in the world.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course that you should be able to complete in 25-30 minutes - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If 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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