TOC317 - Tour Operating and Consolidators
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Tour Operating and Consolidators
A few short years ago, the term "Wholesale Travel Industry" accurately described the various branches of tour operating, product representation and meeting organizations. With the advent of the Internet and other technologies, tours and other products are increasingly distributed directly to the public and are thus, no longer wholesaled. The subject will focus on travel product suppliers, retail and wholesale intermediaries and the consumers, how and why travel products are packaged and distributed to the public.
One credit in the Tourism and Travel Certificate Program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Understand the elements of the Tour Operating/Wholesale Travel/brokering Industry and the relationship of these elements to each other.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the industry structure, vocabulary and terms used in the tour operating industry.
3. Using the Ontario travel industry as an example, learn and analyze the steps in developing an Inclusive Tour Charter (ITC) and Fully Independent Tour (FIT) from product research, contracting, costing, production and finally, distribution. Assess and then appraise how each of the steps is directly tied to the marketing of the product.
4. Working with realistic examples, generate a complete costing of an air only (charter seat), a land only portion and a combined ITC package cost.
5. Accessibility is critical to all potential passengers so it is the travel professional's responsibility to be aware, evaluate, quality and offer professional guidance to all passengers with special needs.
6. Understand the role of airline consolidators in Canadian travel business and how tour operators and tour wholesales can use them effectively.
7. Have opportunities to achieve generic skills learning outcomes, which are the same for each diploma program at Seneca and other community colleges in Ontario.
8. Understand and possess the various skill sets required to succeed in the Tour Operator segment of the travel business.
Essential Employability Skills
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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.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
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