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Destination Geography - E-Learning - English

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Today’s travelers are better informed about geography. They expect their travel consultant to have more information and knowledge about travel geography than they do. Continually learning as much as possible about geography to stay current is probably the most important investment for travel professionals.

By studying this course you will gain confidence in your ability to sell destinations, answer common questions asked by travel customers and provide valuable advice that customers are willing to pay for.

What you will learn

A friendly Avatar guides you through this e-course and helps you learn about:

  • A description of 12 basic types of leisure travelers
  • Characteristics of human populations on all continents including a model of the “World Village”
  • The world’s major mountains, oceans, seas, rivers and other bodies of water that attract visitors
  • Distinguishing between the terms “weather” and “climate” and their impact on destinations
  • How climate is affected by latitude, altitude, winds and proximity to water
  • A review of the 15 top countries visited by international travelers, highlighting practical country information and niche attractions and activities in a downloadable workbook

Course format: This is a self-study IATA eLearning course

  • This course requires approximately 20 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months.
  • All candidates will be given 1 attempt to successfully complete the final exam.
  • To successfully pass the exam, the student must achieve a grade of 70% or higher.
  • Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded an e-Certificate available for you to print for your records.

Key topics

  • Geography and the Travel Sales Process
  • Destination Geography and the Leisure Traveler
  • The World’s Continents
  • Human Population and the “World Village”
  • Major Natural Geographical Features
  • The Effect of Climate on Travel
  • Major World Tourist Destinations and Attractions

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Leisure and corporate travel agents
  • Tour operators and guides
  • Event and meeting planners
  • Corporate travel managers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants on completion of the final exam.

Additional information

  • This self-study eLearning course is a quick and flexible training method that allows you to learn using short, interactive modules.
  • Order online to receive access to this course on our eLearning platform.

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