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Destination Geography (eLearning)

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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.

Course details

A minimum of 20 hours is required to complete this course study. The Geography in Travel Planning Course is a good prerequisite for this course if your knowledge of general world geography is weak.

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

Who should attend

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

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