Travel & Tourism

Travelling beyond the UK opens up a world of different cultures, traditions, landscapes and experiences. There are exotic locations and bustling, vibrant cities to explore, while the wonders of the natural world entice the traveller and offer opportunities for adventure, so why not study it?

Travelling beyond the UK opens up a world of different cultures, traditions, landscapes and experiences. There are exotic locations and bustling, vibrant cities to explore, while the wonders of the natural world entice the traveller and offer opportunities for adventure, so why not study it?

The travel and tourism sector is the UK’s third largest employer, accounting for 9.5 per cent of total employment. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK in employment terms, employing nearly 3 million people, and the value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £121 billion of UK GDP. In 2016, travel and tourism contributed 10.2 per cent of the world GDP, and the sector now supports 292 million people in employment – that’s one in ten jobs worldwide.
In Travel and Tourism students will explore some of the key areas within the sector, including: the contribution of travel and tourism to the UK economy; tourism development; trends in travel and tourism; how organisations meet customer needs; the location and appeal of different types of travel and tourism destinations; and the impact of travel and tourism on the local community, environment and economy. Students will also prepare a holiday plan to meet customer needs, understand the different factors that influence global travel and tourism, and learn how travel and tourism organisations and destinations respond to these factors

Key Stage 4

Year 10  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2  Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Topics
Studied for
Edexcel
BTEC Tech
Travel and
Tourism
What is travel and tourism? Students explore how different travel and tourism organisations work with one other to offer products and services, and the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK economy, including direct and indirect contributions. Types of Travel Students learn about a range of different travel and tourism organisations and their aims, identifying how travel and tourism organisations work with each other. Students begin to investigate the different reasons for travel and the range available to tourists. Tourists and Appeal Students will be able to describe different types of UK tourist destination and give examples of the different features that would appeal to different types of visitors. Project: Tourist Destination Students research a UK tourist destination, considering the features affecting the appeal of the destination such as the transport links, types and range of holidays available there and attractions. Students create a brochure against an assessment criterion. Global Travel and Tourism Students explore the different factors that may influence global travel and tourism, and how travel and tourism organisations and destinations respond to these factors. Impact and Issues Students explore the possible negative impact of tourism and visitor activities on global destinations. Students learn about the different types of impact that may affect local communities and environments at global destinations.
Skills and
Key
Knowledge
Taught
-Tour operators

-Travel agents

-Accommodation providers

-Tourist attractions

-Tourism promotion

-Transport facilities

-Conference and regulators

-Trade associations

-Private, public and voluntary organisations

-Financial aims

-Strategic aims

-Meeting regulatory standards

-Contribution of travel and tourism

-Organisations to the UK economy

-Types of tourism

-Tourist destinations

-Reasons for travel

-Types of holidays

-Types of accommodation

-Domestic

-Outbound

-Inbound

 

-Describe the features of the destination that appeal to the visitors

-Describe the types of visitors at the destination

-Describe their reasons for travel

-Evaluate how the features increase the appeal of the destination for visitors

-Factors influencing global tourism

-Economic

-Political

-Natural disasters

-Media, publicity and image

-Safety and security concerns

-Health, risks and precautions

-Social impact of tourism

-Economic impact of tourism

-Environmental impact of tourism

Links for
Support/Help at Home 
Use of student resources located within WHS SharePoint for students

Use of online platforms such as Youtube for podcasts and revision of key content

Use of additional homework booklets, therapy work packs and/or additional resources from the class teacher via Synergy

Wider reading: revision guides or further research on selected tourist areas

Wider reading: blogs and online articles/further reading on topics and studies outlined

Teacher discussions following assessments and/or reports

Encourage the participation in enrichment and revision workshops

Our 2021-2022 curriculum sequence has been altered due to the Covid-recovery curriculum and alteration to examination series

Year 11  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Topics
Studied for
Edexcel
BTEC Tech
Travel and
Tourism
Customer Needs Students understand how holiday packages are put together to meet the needs and preferences of specific customers. Students research products and services to plan a holiday for a specific customer or group of customers Customer Needs Students continue with their studies from Autumn 1 Component 3 Students investigate how organisations use market research to identify travel and tourism trends, and customer needs and preferences. Students apply their understanding by selecting products and services and planning a holiday to meet customer needs and preferences Component 3 Students continue their studies from Spring 1 Completion of Course End point
Skills and
Key
Knowledge
Taught
-Researching suitable destinations

-Presenting plan in written format

-Providing accurate information and advice

-Overcoming objections and resolving problems

-Showing knowledge of different customer type and their needs

-Researching suitable destinations

-Presenting plan in written format

-Providing accurate information and advice

-Overcoming objections and resolving problems

-Showing knowledge of different customer type and their needs

-Market research

-How organisations use research to identify customer needs

-Customer trends

-Customer needs, preferences and considerations

-Market research

-How organisations use research to identify customer needs

-Customer trends

-Customer needs, preferences and considerations

 

Links for Support/ Help at Home Use of student resources located within WHS SharePoint for students

Use of online platforms such as Youtube for podcasts and revision of key content

Use of additional homework booklets, therapy work packs and/or additional resources from the class teacher via Synergy

Wider reading: revision guides or further research on selected tourist areas

Wider reading: blogs and online articles/further reading on topics and studies outlined

Teacher discussions following assessments and/or reports

Encourage the participation in enrichment and revision workshops