Travel and Tourism Business

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The course takes the participant to a new level in understanding the business logic and working structure of the global tourism business.

This course aims to develop a wide perspective on modern travel and tourism as a multi-form industry and the issues affecting it. The lessons included will explain the central concepts and definitions used in the travel and tourism business. The course will introduce the tourism cluster, which gives an overview of how the travel and tourism industry is connected to other business sectors and service fields.

Also, the course explores motivations why people travel and what is pushing and pulling them in the context of tourism. Furthermore, these studies aim to clarify the importance of sustainable tourism development by pointing out the major impact of tourism activities and operations on the destination level. Understanding the impact of current worldwide trends and issues is vital and will be explained as a part of the tutorials.

The participants are expected to watch all the video content under each module, acquaint themselves with additional materials provided, and then take the quizzes. The quiz can be taken 3 times and we recommend that participants watch the videos and practice until they feel they master the topic.

Course objectives

After completing the course, the participant can:

  • examine and has a wide understanding of tourism as a phenomenon from various perspectives
  • understand the local and global importance of the travel and tourism industry
  • identify critical aspects related to sustainable tourism development
  • understand how worldwide trends and issues shape the business


Upon completion of the course, the participant can:

  • explain the complexity of the travel and tourism business
  • list and give examples of different sectors of travel and tourism
  • assess the impact of tourism from several viewpoints
  • apply theories into practice in the tourism field

This course is feature of Haaga-Helia Online

Haaga-Helia Online offers extensive and in-depth study modules, which include various digital learning materials, assignments, tests and supporting materials. The participants will receive a certificate for every course they complete.

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Course information

Course material: 20 videos, over 2 hours of video material, 5 quizzes. Estimated total study time 54 hours.

Targeted to: This introductory course to travel and tourism business is for everyone interested in understanding the scope and magnitude of this number one business in the world. One out of 10 employees globally are found in travel and tourism. This course also serves well for people already working in the tourism business, wanting to broaden their skills and knowledge base.

Price: 200 € (incl. VAT 24%)

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