Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
Travel Technology and New Media
The objective of this course is to examine the use of information technology in the travel and tourism sectors, including websites, reservation systems, electronic payments and travel distribution systems. Students will learn the information technology needs of international tourism businesses, and will define the requirements of a good e-commerce system. Topics covered in the course include the fundamental use of information technology in travel; a brief overview of computing hardware, software, networks, security, and e-commerce and their use as related to the travel industry; and the usability and system quality factors used in the evaluation of systems.