The travel and tourism sector is the UK’s third-largest employer, accounting for 9.5 per cent of total employment. Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK in employment terms, employing nearly 3 million people, and the value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £121 billion (7.1 per cent) of UK GDP. In 2016, travel and tourism contributed 10.2 percent of the world GDP, and the sector now supports 292 million people in employment – that’s one in ten jobs worldwide.
BTEC Travel and Tourism is a Technical Award and is designed to prepare students for the world of work.
The units we cover are:
- Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations – Coursework 30% of the course.
Both in the UK and abroad
- Influences on Global Travel and Tourism – Examination 40% of the course.
Including terrorism, natural disasters and governmental decisions.
- Develop Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism – Coursework 30% of the course.
Including business strategies and market research