Syllabus and Course Outline
rev 2/03

COURSE TITLE:
DESTINATION GEOGRAPHY
NUMBER OF HOURS:
20 - 30 Hours
DESCRIPTION:
This course presents the travel and tourism destinations that are regularly top sellers, according to various travel sites, including TripAdvisor, the American Society of Travel Agents and National Geographic. These are the states of Florida, Nevada, New York, Hawaii, California, Washington D.C., Alaska and Illinois; the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec in Canada; and the countries of England, France, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Czech Republic, Turkey, China, Cambodia, Japan, India Vietnam, French Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia. Maps are presented with an orientation to location of each destination. The course treats physical, locational and cultural geography as a travel sales product. A good world atlas can greatly aid you in your study of Destination Geography.
OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify via a map the top travel destinations
  • Understand the following information for each destination presented: how to get there, how to get around, places to visit, things to do, things to see, cultural tips, climate and client appeal
  • Identify major tourist sites and attractions at each destination
GRADING CRITERIA:
Successful completion of each exercise in each lesson. Successful completion of the exam.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Each lesson generally includes: a map of the destination(s), a description, client appeal for the area, tourist season, how to get around and recommended itinerary. Each lesson ends with an exercise regarding the information covered in the lesson, offering immediate feedback

Lesson 1 - Canada and Mexico (19 pages) Exercise
Lesson 2 - Western United States (21 pages) Exercise
Lesson 3 - Eastern United States (26 pages) Exercise
Lesson 4 - Northern Europe (19 pages) Exercise
Lesson 5 - Southern Europe (23 pages) Exercise
Lesson 6 - Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia (13 pages) Exercise
Lesson 7 - Asia (19 pages) Exercise
Exam

COURSE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
The maximum time to complete this course will be sent to you by your instructor. To be completed in that time are 7 exercises and 1 final exam. Each are automatically scored and graded with immediate response.