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Travel and Tourism
The Structure of the Travel and
Tourism Industry

[HIGHER]
Loraine Lyall

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The Scottish Qualifications Authority regularly reviews
the arrangements for National Qualifications. Users of all
NQ support materials, whether published by LT Scotland
or others, are reminded that it is their responsibility to
check that the support materials correspond to the
requirements of the current arrangements.

Acknowledgement
Learning and Teaching Scotland gratefully acknowledge this contribution to the National Qualifications support programme for Travel and Tourism. Clip art reprinted by permission from Microsoft Corporation.

First published 2005
© Learning and Teaching Scotland 2005
This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational purposes by educational establishments in Scotland provided that no profit accrues at any stage.

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CONTENTS

Introduction
Unit content
Unit outcomes and performance criteria and assessment
How to deliver the unit
Framework for induction
The learning environment
Using education/industry links
Resources
Appendix 1
Outcome 1: Scheme of work for the three outcomes
Tutor notes for outcome 1(a)
OHTs 1–7 for outcome 1(a)
Student activities 1–17 for outcome 1(a)
Handouts 1–9 for outcome 1(a)

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Tutor notes for outcome 1(b)
Student activities 1–9 for outcome 1(b)
Handouts 1–5 for outcome 1(b)

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Tutor notes for outcome 1(c)
OHTs 1, 2 for outcome 1(c)
Student activities 1–6 for outcome 1(c)
Handouts 1–3 for outcome 1(c)

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Outcome 2: Tutor notes
OHT
Student activities 1–15
Handouts 1–14

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Outcome 3: Tutor notes
OHTs 1–8
Student activities 1–8
Handouts 1–7

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INTRODUCTION

Unit content
This unit is designed to enable students to explain the structure of the travel and tourism industry in the United Kingdom and the role of its sectors and support organisations. It is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry, and those with an interest in the subject area.

Unit outcomes and performance criteria
Outcome 1
Explain the activities of various sectors of the travel and tourism industry.
Performance criteria
(a) Explain the activities of the travel and transport sector. (b) Explain the activities of the hospitality sector.
(c) Explain the visitor and leisure attractions sector.

Outcome 2
Explain the role and function of governmental and support
organisations in the travel and tourism industry.
Performance criteria
(a) Identify a range of organisations from the different sectors of the travel and tourism industry.
(b) Explain accurately the roles of governmental and support organisations in the travel and tourism industry.
(c) Describe the function and membership of selected organisations.

Outcome 3
Analyse the structure of the travel and tourism industry.
Performance criteria
(a) Classify accurately the various sectors and organisations within the travel and tourism industry.
(b) Identify accurately the structure of the travel and tourism industry. (c) Analyse the structure in terms of the interaction and
interdependence of the various sectors and organisations.

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Evidence requirements for this unit
Evidence is required to demonstrate that candidates have achieved all outcomes and performance criteria.
Evidence for this unit will be holistic in nature and involve restrictedresponse questions related to practical/analytical work. It will be a single closed-book assessment completed under supervised conditions within 1 hour.

The assessment will...
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