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TS-1: Foundation Course In Tourism

By Dr. Sonia Sharma & Dr. Tangjakhombi Akoijam   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1814

In recent years tourism has developed as an industry employing large number of people. Numerous operational areas in tourism also offer immense opportunities for entrepreneurs to establish their own business – big or small. Yet Tourism Studies as an academic discipline is not very well developed. Opportunities for its study are also limited. A large number of the work force has had no formal study in various aspects of tourism.

These people are scattered all over the country, may not have access to institutions offering only limited number of seats in tourism courses. Hence, these programmes have been developed keeping in mind people who in future intend to make their career in some branch of tourism, or are already working in tourism related areas at various levels.

Course Credit: 8

Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jun 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Level : Undergraduate



Course layout

TS-1:- FOUNDATION COURSE IN TOURISM

WEEK 1

Block: - 1 TOURISM PHENOMENON

Unit:-1 Understanding Tourism 1

Unit:-2 Understanding Tourism-2

WEEK 2

Unit:-3 Historical Evolution and Development

Block: - 2 Tourism as an Industry

Unit:-4 Tourism System

WEEK 3

Unit:-5 Constituents of Tourism Industry and tourism organizations

Unit:-6 Tourism Regulations

Unit:-7 Statistics and Measurements

WEEK  4

Block:-3 Tourism Services and Operations-1

Unit:-8 Modes of Transport

Unit:-9 Tourism Accommodation

WEEK 5

Unit:-10 Informal Services in Tourism

Unit:-11 Subsidiary Services Categories and Roles

WEEK 6

Unit:-12 Shops, Emporiums and Melas

Block:-4 Tourism Services and Operations-2

Unit:-13 Travel Agency

Unit: -14 Tour Operator

WEEK 7

Unit: -15 Guides and Escorts

Unit:-16 Tourism Information: Sources

WEEK 8

Block:-5 Geography and Tourism

Unit:-17 India’s Biodiversity: Landscape, Environment and Ecology

Unit:-18 Seasonality and Destinations

Unit:-19 Map And Chart Work

WEEK 9

Block:-6 Tourism Marketing and Communications

Unit:- 20 Tourism Marketing – 1: Relevance, Product Design, Market Research

Unit:- 21 Tourism Marketing – 2: Promotional Events Advertising,

Publicity, Selling

WEEK 10

Unit:- 22 Role Of Media

Unit:- 23 Writing For Tourism

Unit:- 24 Personality Development And Communicating Skills

WEEK 11

Block:-7 Tourism: The Cultural Heritage

Unit 25 Use of History

Unit 26 Monuments and Museums

WEEK 12

Unit:-27 Living Culture and Performing Arts

Unit:-28 Religions of India

WEEK 13

Block:-8 Tourism Planning and Policy

Unit:-29 Tourism Policy and Planning

WEEK 14

Unit:-30 Infrastructructural Development

WEEK 15

Unit:-31 Local Bodies, Officials and Tourism

Unit:-32 Development, Dependency and Manila Declaration

WEEK 16

Block:-9 Tourism Impact

Unit:-33 Economic Impact

Unit:-34 Social, Political and Environment Impact

Unit:-35 Threats and Obstacles


Instructor bio



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Dr. Sonia Sharma is an alumnus of University of Jammu. She has done Masters in Tourism Management (MTM) from IGNOU & Ph.D in Tourism from University of Jammu. She has also qualified UGC-NET in
Tourism.

She was Director I/c of School of Tourism & Hospitality Services Sectoral Management (SOTHSSM), IGNOU from December 2008 to July 2012. She has to her credit several Research Papers. She has specialized in the field of Ecotourism, Sustainable tourism and destination planning.


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Dr Tangjakhombi Akoijam
was born and brought up in Imphal, Manipur. She did her graduation from Lady Keane College, Shillong and her Masters in Tourism Management from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. A UGC-NET-JRF awardee, she has contributed research papers in national and international conferences. At present, she is coordinating the Master of Tourism and Travel Management programme of the University.

Area of Interest: Tourism Marketing, Educational and Academic Tourism, MICE, Tourism Resource Management, Tourism Policy

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