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Travel Transportation Management

Travel Transportation Management

Code: FES2RB008D
Extent: 4 ECTS (108 h)
Timing: Semester 3, 4
Language: English
Level: Professional studies
Type: Compulsory

Prerequisites
Courses: Basics of Travel and Tourism Industry and Travel Agents and Tour Operators should be done before this course.

Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is that a student will penetrate the travel transportation companies and the network at travel transportation industry. Students will understand the main business operations and income formation. Students can analyze the provided knowledge through a field trip and a written assignment.

Course contents
• Travel transportation companies: airlines, ferry- and train companies
• Integration, alliances and the benefit through integration
• Changes and future trends
 
Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
The course includes a guest lecture and/or company visit.

International
The course contents and the course assignment are focusing on an international point of view.

Teaching and learning methods
a) Classroom learning:
Lectures and Examination 32 h
Self-studies 75 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

b) Part Time Learning:
Lectures and Examination 12 h
Self-studies 95 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL  (in Finnish AHOT)
The required skills and competences can be demonstrated by a skills examination.

Teacher/s with the main responsibility for the course
Salla Juustila

Course materials
Holloway, J. 2012. The Business of Tourism.

Additional reading
Will be given at the beginning of the course.

Assessment
The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in WinhaOpaali.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1

The student defines and describes the structure in Travel Transportation industry. The student can identify the main definitions and trends in transportation industry. The student can use the main information sources for Travel Transportation Management.

Grade 3
The student is able to differentiate the structure and the business management in Travel Transportation industry. The student can apply the definitions and to analyze the trends in transportation industry.  The student investigates and gathers good information sources for Travel Transportation Management.

Grade 5
The student assesses the structure and the business management in Travel Transportation industry. The student is able to fluently apply the definitions and to appraise the trends in transportation industry.  The student selects and judges good information sources of trends for Travel Transportation Management.