- What makes a tourist want to visit a destination (or a group of destinations)? What can they do when they are there? What should they pack? Will they need a visa or innoculation? Where can they stay? When is the best time to go? How will they get to the different places they want to visit?
Potential visitors have lots of questions and destinational knowledge is an essential tool for tourism professionals to have. It will be your responsibility to have gained the experience and developed the knowledge to answer these queries.
Read the Course guide to gain a better understanding of the requirements of the course - the learning outcomes are listed below.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of visitors needs at a destination
2. Demonstrate general and location specific tourism knowledge of the destination
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the geographical and climatic features of the destination
The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland and Wales, add Northern Ireland and it becomes United Kingdom.
The islands of Guernsey, and Jersey are semi-independant states associated with the UK but will not be included as part of this project.
VisitBritain.org is Britain’s national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide and developing Britain’s visitor economy. Don't forget to look at VisitBritain.com to look for things to do and places to visit.