TDC200 - World Destinations for Canadian Travellers
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World Destinations for Canadian Travellers
Study areas will include destinations for more experienced travellers, such as Europe, Russia and Scandinavia; Long Haul Destinations such as China and Hong Kong; Historical Destinations such as Egypt and Israel; Romantic Destinations such as Fiji and Tahiti; Cultural Destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and Oceania will also be studied as culinary, adventure, exotic, and emerging destinations. This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of these areas of the world as a tourist destination for Canadian travellers. Research and assessment of destinations and various selling tools provide students with the critical skills needed to identify client MNEs, and how to sell these destinations to the client.
One credit towards the Tourism and Travel Diploma and the Tourism-Travel Operations Certificate.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Describe the different types of travel available to a client. Art, history and culture, religious travel, soft adventure, hard adventure as well as common interest travel as outlined in the weekly topic list.
2. Identify and locate on a map the cities, coastal waters, major tourist areas, and transportation routes.
3. Identify the special terms of international travel to these countries such as documentation, customs regulations, laws, common health problems, foreign currency, airport codes, and elapsed flying times.
4. Identify the major events in the country's history with attention to those events, which are commemorated by historic sites.
5. Discuss aspects of culture that are of particular interest to tourists: e.g., cuisine, religious beliefs, language, visual arts, music and architecture.
6. Utilize all aspects of research using the Internet, Resource Centre and text material.
7. Research various tour operators, wholesalers, and airlines that offer tours to various destinations
8. Identify and recommend travel products/destinations to meet identified client needs.
9. Use correct business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene and grooming.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.