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Destination Geography - E-Learning - English

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About

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 self-study eLearning course requires approximately 20 hours of study, to be completed within 6 months.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination. Please refer to the Exam Information below for more details.

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

Download the course outline

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

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded an e-Certificate available for you to print for your records.

Exam information

Please read the General Information on Distance Learning Exams, and check the Distance Learning - Course edition list for exams.

  • Exam Delivery Method: Non-supervised online-based exam. Exam can be taken any time at your convenience.
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice questions
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time Allowance: 2 hours
  • Passing Grade: 70% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 1

Additional information

About IATA eLearning Training

  • This self-study eLearning course delivers comprehensive instruction to busy aviation and travel industry professionals.
  • eLearning is a quick and flexible training method providing learner-friendly materials that allow you to learn using short, interactive modules.
  • Write your exam online at a time that is convenient to you.
  • Order online to receive access to this course on our eLearning platform. Alternatively, you may enrol at an Authorized Training Center to study these materials with the help of a local trainer.

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