FET Tourism

Tourism is the study of the activities, services and industries that deliver a travel experience to groups or individuals. It is the study of the expectations and behaviour of tourists, and the economic, social and environmental impact of tourism on South Africa

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Aims

In the subject Tourism learners will study:

  • different types of tourists and the purpose of their travelling;
  • the different tourism sectors, with special reference to transport, hospitality, travel organising and support services, and the attraction sector;
  • map work;
  • foreign exchange concepts and the buying power of different foreign currencies;
  • the influence of world time zones on travel;
  • South Africa and the SADC countries as tourism destinations;
  • world famous icons and World Heritage Sites;
  • sustainable and responsible tourism;
  • marketing of tourism products;
  • technology in tourism;
  • customer care and the value of service excellence; and
  • tour planning.

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