Course Descriptions

TVL 101 - Introduction to Travel and Tourism

3 Credits

This course offers an insightful look into the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality. Students will explore the many exciting career opportunities that await them in an industry that has propelled to the forefront of world business. The economic role of travel and tourism is assessed with regard to its impact on public policy and destination development. Domestic and international air travel, car rentals, rail and the world of lodging are just a few of the topics that will be examined. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the pros and cons to the hub-and-spoke system
2. Describe the difference in air transportations practices and procedures prior to deregulation versus after deregulation
3. Differentiate between domestic airline denied boarding compensation, overbooking and bumping of passengers
4. Describe baggage check-in options, excess baggage, and lost baggage policies and procedures for domestic airlines
5. Explain and differentiate between domestic and international services including special meals, carriage of pets, oversized articles and health and citizenship documentation requirements
6. Contrast train service in the United States with that of other countries and list the benefits of pass system travel
7. Explain the customer qualification necessary to rent a car both domestically and internationally
8. Classify types of hotels and list the variables that affect room rates

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018