International Travel Management BA(Hons)Adam JonesSenior lecturer
Outline• Why study International Travel Management?• Why study here?• How do we do it?• Levels of study• Some examples• Any questions?
Why study Travel?• US$ 196 billion in receipts from international Travel• 1.3 million people in the UK employed• Involves product design, planning, strategy, business development, distribution, crisis management, human resource etc.• Exciting, fun and changing industry
Mainstream tour operations Cruise Adventure tourSports tourism operations All inclusive Winter sports holidays Luxury travel tourism Travel technology Business travel Aviation Transport terminals Tourism destinations
Why study here?• We are unique in the only Travel specific honors degree in the UK• All tutors are highly experienced in their fields; Most have proven track records in their sector• We are a long established travel course with an excellent track record• Highly regarded by UK leisure and business travel sectors – Strong links with industry
So how do we do it? Travel Management Travel Geography Marketing The Travel Business HRM Travel Dynamics Finance Business Travel Business Strategy Aviation Dissertation or Placement Report
Delivery• Four hours per week per module• Support with reading, self study, assessment preparation, tutorials etc.• Lectures, workshops, tutorials• Assessments vary• Guest speakers• Field trips
Your three (or four) years with us?• Three years with optional placement between years 2 and 3.• Year 1 - Operational. A leveling year, allows the cohort to balance! Still lots to do….• Year 2 - Management based.• Optional placement year• Year 3 - Strategy and research based.
Some examples: Year 1 International TravelDynamics• Mix of taught sessions, workshops based on pre-reading and personal research.• Aim: To discuss the history of travel and to identify major influences upon the development of travel and how they relate to the present day.• Two pieces of assessment. Group Exhibition and a 2,000 word essay.• Guest speakers.• Field trip to the World Travel Market.
• All students on International Travel Management BA(Hons) will be entitled to enhance their award with certification from the ITM by following a specific route-way after Level 5 of their studies.
So the travel industry is a dynamic sector• The potential is limitless• We cannot possibly cover it all• We can develop you to be part of this exciting sector• To question, to innovate, to be analytical, to be strategic thinkers, to continue to seek knowledge• To be skilled.• To be employed……
What our graduates say….• “In the three years spent at university I had wonderful and tough experiences that helped me to build skills not only for the industry I am preparing to work in, but also to manage my life with new ideas coming from the university environment. I had the opportunity to meet people from everywhere in the world. ”• Simone Uroni, International Travel Management BA(Hons) 2012