Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
Trends in Travel and Tourism
This course is designed to research and analyze the emerging political, technological, environmental, sociocultural and economic trends and issues in international and national travel and tourism and provide a framework for exploration relative to the travel and tourism system. Students learn to identify tourism trends that impact destinations planning, development, marketing and growth. Topics include techniques for identifying and researching trends and how to measure the impacts of trends on destinations in order to determine which products and services will meet the needs of the different generations of visitors and create authentic experiences that visitors are seeking when they travel.