Exciting segments of the travel and tourism market will be explored. Cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. The class will look at cruise and group tour industries. Students will explore cruise and group tour types, how those industries operate, and compare and contrast itineraries. Course content will also cover the tools and techniques necessary to prepare for an exciting and enriching career as a tour guide, director or planner. Knowledge will be applied through the use of professional and promotional materials, as well as through a computerized hands-on component.