Marketing for Travel and Tourism

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Marketing for Travel and Tourism

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality, Marketing, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MKT 200 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest and most dynamic industries in today’s global economy and is composed of five parts: a) lodgings (hotels, motels, camps, cruise ships), b) transportation services (ships, airplanes, trains), c) food and beverage operations (restaurants, bars, taverns, catering), d) retail stores (gifts, souvenir, arts/crafts shops) and e) activities (recreation, educational trips, business, festivals, sport events). We will explore these areas and the challenges facing industry actors as they strive to create distinctive experiences for increasingly demanding and jaded consumers. In this course, students will apply concepts and principles learned in their introductory marketing course, to the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors. They will expand the 4 Ps to the 8 Ps of Service Marketing, explore those tools as applied to organizations, both for profit and non-profit, in tourism-related businesses, and develop marketing strategies for specific destinations.

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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