HTM-120 Introduction to World Tourism

Course Description:  This is a semester-length course designed to introduce students to all facets of the international tourism industry.  The Federated States of Micronesia’s position in the international tourism industry is also presented enabling the students to recognize the unique challenges the Nation faces in tourism and the opportunities it has for meeting these challenges.  Sustainable tourism concept will be presented as well as other development models including mass tourism, eco tourism, adventure tourism, heritage tourism and recreational tourism.  Examination of travel and tourism, transportation, history of travel, impacts of travel, travel patterns and trends, accommodation types, travel distribution systems, special services and products, tourism market segments, tourism marketing, tourism research and forecasting, tourism policy and planning, destination development and the role of national and state tourism authorities will be presented.

  • Prerequisite Courses:   HTM110

A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 
       The student will be able to:
1.   Explain the interdependent component of the international hospitality and tourism industry including transportation, customer service, food service, lodging, attraction management, roles of national and visitors’ authorities, marketing and sales.
2.   Demonstrate professional lodging specific technical skills, supervisory techniques and management skills.
3.   Explain the types and elements of food service operations.
4.  Demonstrate front of the house technical and supervisory techniques.
5.  Describe tourism attraction support services and related business opportunities.
6.  Describe the importance of developing the FSM as a sustainable tourism destination.
7.  Communicate in basic Japanese for lodging, food service and tourism provider guest service.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Identify the interdependent components of the international travel and tourism system.
  2. Identify the accepted definitions for tourism development strategies.
  3. Identify and explain the economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism.
  4. Explain the history of the international tourism industry and related current world tourism situations and trends of this history and the role of the national and state authorities.
  5. Value sustainable tourism development as a philosophical approach to creating a more prosperous future for small-island developing States.

SLO

PLO 1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO 5

PLO 6

PLO7

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I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC: 
The student will be able to: 

General SLO 1. Identify the interdependent components of the international travel and tourism system.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Define and describe the key travel industry sectors including transportation types, sales types, lodging types, food and beverage types, attraction types and tourism types.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams

1.2. Describe and understand the interrelated and interdependent of the food service operation to the economy and tourism sector.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams

1.3 Define the meaning of the major international and local tourism markets.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams

1.4 Define and explain how the overall travel experience is an interrelated and interdependent series of elements and providers leading to the total travel experience.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

1.5 Conduct travel specific research and statistical data analysis in the formulation of travel system planning.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

1.6 List the names of and identify the roles of international and regional organizations.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams

General SLO 2. Identify the accepted definitions for tourism development strategies.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Define and describe the characteristics of, advantages of and disadvantages of mass tourism, eco- tourism, recreational tourism, heritage tourism, adventure tourism and various niche markets types of tourism.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

2.2 Explain how the food service industry is part of the component that interrelates to the improvement to the FSM tourism sector.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

2.3 Explain the progress of tourism development strategies interrelated to the components of the hospitality and tourism industry of the FSM.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

2.4 Explain the importance of promoting sustainable tourism practice in the FSM.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

General SLO 3. Identify and explain the economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Define and understand the characteristics of, advantages of and disadvantages sustainable tourism and mass tourism.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

3.2 Explain the cultural impacts and environmental impacts of mass tourism development.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

3.3 Understand where the international mass tourism venues are located.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

 General SLO 4. Explain the history of the international tourism industry and related current world tourism situations and trends of this history and the role of the national and state authorities.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Understand the history of travel and tourism industry and the major milestones in its development and their future trends.

Short answer quizzes

4.2 Understand the purpose of national and state tourism authorities and the role of legislation in the development of tourism development.

Short answer quizzes

4.3 Identify employment opportunities within national and state authorities.

Short answer quizzes

4.4 Explain the roles of national and state tourism authorities in the formulation, implementation and control of tourism policies.

Short answer quizzes

General SLO 5. Value sustainable tourism development as a philosophical approach to creating a more prosperous future for small-island developing States.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Understand the historical models of tourism to present day travel and tourism situations.

Short answer quizzes, exams 

5.2. Explain and relate the value of sustainable tourism development to create a more prosperous future for the FSM and its small islands.

Short answer quizzes, exams 

5.3 Explain and relate the value of sustainable tourism development to all tourist attraction support services.

Short answer quizzes, research projects, and exams 

D.  COURSE CONTENT

  1. Interdependent components of the international travel and tourism system.
  2. Tourism development strategies.
  3. Economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism.
  4. History of the international tourism industry and related current world tourism situations and trends of this history and the role of the national and state authorities.
  5. Value sustainable tourism development as a philosophical approach to creating a more prosperous future for small-island developing States

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lecture, guest speakers, projects and various individual and group assignments

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
C. Gee & E. Fayos-Sola, (1997). International Tourism: A Global Perspective, (1st ed.). Madrid, Spain: World Tourism Organization. (or most recent edition).

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Magazines, Hotel Brochures, Internet Resources

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION       
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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