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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?

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.

Students who study Travel and Tourism develop transferable skills, such as confidence, independence, communication skills that are vital for their future.

Please see parental overview of the course in KS4 below.

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