TRV103 - Discover Destinations I

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Subject Title
Discover Destinations I

Subject Description
This course will focus on North American destinations in their uniqueness as tourism destinations. Students will gain the knowledge of major tourism destinations of the following countries: Canada, United States of America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Antarctica, by examining the physical landscapes, resources, history, culture, heritage, products, services, and attractions unique to each regional area within each country.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify map locations by geographic features, country, capital and major cities, and city/airport codes for Canada, United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and Antarctica.
  2. Use knowledge of major travel destinations to promote inbound and outbound travel to Canada, United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.
  3. Explain the impact of various motivators on the structure and interdependence of the tourism industry, including business travel, education and cultural experience.
  4. Contribute to the customer experience by researching information on tourism products, attractions, activities, and services in Canada, United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.
  5. Use industry information such as web-based travel database sources, travel and tourism advisories, and professional associations to provide customers with cross-border travel requirements and documentation, security issues, foreign exchange rates, and travel advisories and global politics.
  6. Use current technologies to prepare and deliver effective presentations.
  7. Use business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene, engagement 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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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.

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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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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