Travel & Tourism (BTEC)


Introduction to Course

BTEC Travel and Tourism provides students with an introduction to the travel and tourism sector. It provides students with the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for industry and higher education requirements and to develop transferrable higher skills highly regarded by higher education and employers. Students study the topics of “The World of Travel and Tourism” and “Global Destinations”, which are externally assessed. In addition, there are two coursework units, one is “Visitor Attractions” and the other is “Managing the Customer Experience”.

Exam Board/Specification

BTEC Travel and Tourism (601/9023/1)


  • The World of Travel and Tourism; You find out about organisations involved in travel and tourism and how they work together
  • Global Destinations: You find out about the appeal of different global destinations and plan itineraries for different customers
  • Visitor Attractions: You find out about the appeal of visitor attractions, how they meet the expectations of different types of customers and how they respond to competition
  • Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism: You investigate the use of marketing in travel and tourism organisations and how to meet customer expectations in order to inform a promotional campaign of your own design.


Two units are externally assessed. The World of Travel and Tourism is a assessed through a 1½ hour exam and the Global Destinations unit is assessed through a controlled assessment based on a case study issued two weeks prior. The remaining two units are internally assessed coursework.

Progression Routes

Gaining BTEC Travel and Tourism will support further study in this or any other subject as it provides relevant transferrable skills. Careers paths include employment in travel agencies, air travel and customer service roles.