Geography for Tourism introduces students to the importance of geography in the hospitality and tourism industry through the study of travel or “destination” geography. Students explore the world’s geographic regions, focusing on the factors that create desirable travel destinations: weather and climate, physical features, cultural elements, historical interest, and tourist attractions. Students study the ways that the tourism industry promotes destinations, and they learn about current trends in travel. Finally, students learn about careers in the hospitality and tourism industry that are particularly dependent on a deep knowledge of geography.

Students apply their understanding of these factors to a detailed analysis of one country from a travel geography standpoint as the culminating project of the course. Acting as researchers for a travel website, students develop portfolios on their country with the following components: an introduction with a detailed description of the country’s geography; a climate profile; a historic timeline; a cultural heritage summary; two thematically different

This course is designed to provide students with the principles of housekeeping management as they apply specifically to the hospitality industry and to teach the fundamentals of housekeeping.  Students are equipped both theoretically and practically in learning how the housekeeping department runs and works.

Tourism history and introductory principles as: Tourism in perspective; cultural tourism; sociology of tourism; tourism psychology and motivation as to the different features of the total tourism product. Total tourism product such as accommodation units, leisure and recreation facilities; transportation, travel, cultural activities, supporting services as insurance, banking etc. Positive and negative tourism impacts. Cases on tourism practices and philosophies as to past, present & future.