Tourism Planning and Development
Travel planning is an essential skill for anyone wanting to pursue a career in destination marketing organizations, tourist attractions, travel businesses, and tourist leisure services.
The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Tourism Planning and Development explores courses in tourism planning and development, tourism policy and sustainability, tourism marketing and sales, and travel trends and destinations. You select elective courses on such topics as cultural heritage tourism, cruise line management, sports tourism development, ecotourism, visitor behavior, business marketing, and nonprofit management and leadership.
As a student in the program, you gain core skills in global geography, marketing, travel trends, and travel segmentation, as well as experiential learning onboard a cruise line. Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will have a foundation on which you can build a career in travel services.
Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Travel Planning and Development prepares you for such careers as:
- Travel agent
- Corporate travel consultant
- International travel consultant
- Auto travel counselor
- Tour coordinator
- Tour sales representative
- Cruise director
- Travel customer service representative
- Reservations agent
- Ticketing agent
To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Travel Planning and Development, you must complete 18 to 19 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Travel planning and development core courses (12 credit hours)
- Travel planning and development elective courses (6 credit hours)
- Industry internship recommended (1 credit hour)
*Courses for this certificate program are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.
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