ISBN-10:
1418016497
ISBN-13:
2901418016493
Pub. Date:
10/10/2006
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional / Edition 4

Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional / Edition 4

by Ginger Gorham

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Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional / Edition 4

Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional, 4th ed., is designed to address the challenges of today's travel professional. The fourth edition enables students to approach today's challenges with confidence by building critical thinking skills and developing the hands-on skills necessary to secure employment as a travel professional. These essential skills are reinforced by study exercises, vignettes, and case studies. Travel Perspectives: A Guide to Becoming a Travel Professional will take students on a journey exploring new career opportunities, new technologies, and the new realities involved in traveling, travel products, geography and sales. The Internet is presented as a strong reference tool for sales and marketing and new discussions of Ecotourism is explored. Current information on safety and security is a primary concern for today's travelers and travel professionals; therefore, policies, government agencies, and procedures are all presented in detail. .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901418016493
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Ginger Gorham is the Program Development Director at Travel Careers, Inc., and has been instrumental in the creation and instruction of curricula at Travel Careers, Inc.

Susan Rice is the owner and President of Travel Careers, Inc. and is a successful entrepreneur and web marketer with two travel businesses, a retail store, and a commerce web site.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Your Place in Travel Chapter 2: The Internet—Blessing or Curse? Chapter 3: Air Travel Basics Chapter 4: Planning United States Itineraries Chapter 5: United States Airfares and Other Charges Chapter 6: Basic Ticketing and Prepaids Chapter 7: Refunds, Exchanges Chapter 8: Accomodations and Rental Cars Chapter 9: Traveling by Rail Chapter 10: Consolidators, Charters, Group Sales, Insurance Chapter 11: Tours of the World Chapter 12: The Basics of Cruising Chapter 13: Cruise Pricing and Selling Chapter 14: Setting Sail Chapter 15: Practical Advice for International Travelers Chapter 16: International Air Travel Basics Chapter 17: International Airfares and Taxes Chapter 18: International Schedules and Ticketing Chapter 19: Basic Selling Skills Chapter 20: Customer Service

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