Universidad de Palermo
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
Universidad de Palermo

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Vanesa Cerdán

Instructor: Vanesa Cerdán

Beginner level

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17 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • You will recognize the importance of the link between the tourist and the natural, socioeconomic and cultural environment.

  • You will learn the technical language of the sector.

  • You will understand the properties of transportation, hospitality and gastronomic services companies as part of the tourism in digital environments.

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There are 4 modules in this course

In the first module we will approach the notions of tourism and hospitality. Types and classification. The tourist and his motivations: Why do we like to travel? The history of tourism and hospitality: origin and evolution.

What's included

2 videos5 readings3 assignments3 discussion prompts

This week we will develop tourism supply and demand, tourism service and product, seasonality, travel flows, tourist behavior and profile. We will also look at the economic contribution of tourism to local development, and the implications of the hotel sector in the economy and the challenges it presents.

What's included

3 videos4 readings3 assignments3 discussion prompts

In this module we will address the new tourism habits and consumption, the emerging tourism destinations. We will also analyze the characteristics of the new forms of tourism and digital transformation as a differential value within the tourism sector.

What's included

3 videos4 readings3 assignments3 discussion prompts

In this last module we will look at climate as a travel preference factor. In turn, we will delve into the negative impacts of tourism and the environment, and the recommendations of the United Nations to the tourism sector. On the other hand, we will review the requirements necessary to practice sustainable tourism and the importance of tourism in the ecological footprint.

What's included

3 videos5 readings4 assignments3 discussion prompts


Vanesa Cerdán
Universidad de Palermo
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