Free Online Course on Tourism and Travel Management

The University of Queensland is offering free online course on Tourism and Travel Management. This course will provide you with substantive insights into the management challenges facing destinations and operators.

In this seven week course, applicants will lead tourism practitioners and researchers offer insider perspectives on this dynamic and growing industry. This course will start on July 3, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: The University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on July 3, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings.

About This Course

This course will provide you with substantive insights into the management challenges facing destinations and operators. It will show you the proper steps to follow for research-informed resolutions. The course comprises seven modules, with each module co-delivered by two or more expert academics.

Why Take This Course?

You will experience the global scale of the thriving tourism and travel industry which is forecasted to generate US$11 trillion over the next 10 years. With over a billion international tourist arrivals per annum worldwide over recent years, more people from around the world are setting out for new destinations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the complexity of challenges faced by the tourism industry.
  • Examine tourism and travel management principles.
  • Create resolutions and strategies to address tourism issues and challenges.


Pierre Benckendorff
Associate Professor
Sara Dolnicar
Vice-Chancellor Research Fellow

Sally Driml
Lecturer in Tourism Management

Sheranne Fairley
Senior Lecturer

Karen Hughes
Senior Lecturer

Judith Mair
Senior Lecturer

Brent Ritchie

Richard Robinson
Senior Lecturer

Lisa Ruhanen
Associate Professor

David Solnet
Associate Professor

Gabby Walters
Senior Lecturer



How To Join This Course

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