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
Students will investigate travel and tourism organisations in the UK, their ownership, aims, key products and services, and how they work together. Students will explore the role of different consumer technologies and will understand the different types of tourism and different types of visitor, and will investigate the features of and routes to popular tourist destinations Students will gain an understanding of the different types of travel and tourism and the features of destinations that appeal to visitors. Students will research a UK travel and tourism organisation to investigate ownership, aims and products and services. Students will investigate how the chosen organisation works with other organisations Students will investigate technologies used by T&T orgs Students will research a tourist destination Students will investigate how organisations use market research to identify travel and tourism trends and identify Students will investigate customer needs and preferences. They will apply their understanding by exploring how specific needs are met by organisations and how travel planning meets customer needs and preferences
Skills and
Key
Knowledge
Taught
Tour operators Travel agents, Accommodation providers Visitor attractions Tourism promotion Transport facilities Private, public & voluntary organisations Aims of organisation and how they work together Role of consumer technology Types of tourism Tourist destinations Travel options Modes of transport Preparation of PSA

 

PSA Component 1

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Types of market research Using market research to identify trends and inform customers’ needs Customer needs and preferences Products and service to meet needs Types of travel
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

* Year 11 intent under review to be in line with new curriculum as we have no Year 11 cohort.