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Geography in Travel Planning - E-Learning - English

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Geography is central to tourism as travelers take into account the travel time, routing, and local climate when choosing a vacation destination. In order to successfully sell travel products, you need to understand what drives tourist decisions and what geographically sets places apart. Study world geography and time zones to better advise clients on travel destinations and tours, and explore different regional modes of transport to offer customized travel itineraries.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Plan travel itineraries
  • Read maps using longitude and latitude
  • Use three-letter city and airport codes
  • Market and sell different types of geography based travel (physical, cultural and destination)
  • Understand different modes of transport around the world

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

  • Marketing and selling geography based travel
  • Understanding and reading maps
  • Three-letter city codes
  • Planning travel itineraries
  • Currencies and currency codes
  • World time zones
  • Different modes of transport around the world

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Travel counselors
  • Airline sales and service staff members
  • Tour operators
  • Travel agents

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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