IGCSE Travel & Tourism

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Course Description

This IGCSE Travel & Tourism Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of the travel and tourism industry, providing theoretical knowledge of products, services, infrastructure and transport systems.

What will be in the examinations?

If you have looked at the full specification on the Cambridge website, you will have noticed that there are various options including coursework. We will be preparing you only for the examinations options.  No coursework is required.

The papers have the following structure:

  • Paper 1:  This comprises four scenario-based questions which require candidates to provide short answers (60% of total marks).  This exam is largely based on Units 1-4 of the travel and tourism syllabus.
  • Paper 2: This comprises scenario-based questions requiring short answers and is primarily based on Unit 5 - Marketing and Promotion (40% of total marks).
Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

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Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Online £245.00 Nil £245.00
Instalment Option 1 Online £160.00 £48.75 X 4 months £355.00
Instalment Option 2 Online £88.75 £88.75 X 3 months £355.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.


Unit 1

Introductions - The travel and tourism industry
1.1 - Understand and explain the structure of the international travel and tourism industry
1.2 - Investigate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of travel and tourism
1.3 - Identify the role of national governments in forming tourism policy and promotion
1.4 - Investigate the patterns of demand for international travel and tourism

Unit 2

Features of worldwide destinations
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the main global features
2.2 -  Demonstrate awareness of different time zones and climate
2.3 -  Investigate travel and tourism destinations
2.4 -  Identify and describe the features which attract tourists to a particular destination

Unit 3

Customer care and working procedures
3.1 - Deal with customers and colleagues
3.2 Identify the essential personal skills required when working in the travel and tourism industry
3.3 Follow basic procedures when handling enquiries, making reservations and receiving money
3.4 Use reference sources to obtain information
3.5 - Explore presentation and promotion of tourist facilities

Unit 4

Travel and tourism products and services
4.1 Identify and describe tourism products
4.2 Explore the roles of tour operators and travel agents
4.3 Describe support facilities for travel and tourism
4.4 Explore the features of worldwide transport in relation to major international routes
Example exam question for units 1 – 4

Unit 5

The Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion In Travel and Tourism
5.1 - Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion
5.2 - Market segmentation and targeting
5.3 - Product as part of the marketing mix
5.4 Price as part of the marketing mix
5.5 - Place as part of the marketing mix
5.6 - Promotion as part of the marketing mix
Example exam question for unit 5

Awarding Organisation

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.


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