The international tourism industry is booming. It is constantly expanding to cater for the needs of the traveller and their desire to go further more frequently and sustainably. This dynamic course will keep you up to date with emerging trends and global issues, providing you with the experience and skills required to enter the industry at a professional level. By gaining an appreciation of other cultures you will be both aware and sensitive to the positive and negative impacts of tourism on communities and local economic development. Looking at the modern challenges faced by tourism organisations this course focuses on recent trends and developments so you are equipped with the skills to solve complex problems and implement plans and solutions to resolve them. You will acquire an understanding of sustainable tourism and development as well as the organisational structure and management of this ever-expanding service sector. Combined with a strong international focus you will understand the core areas of business and management of the tourism sector with the ability to contribute at a regional, national and global level. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of international tourism and you will develop an entrepreneurial approach by working alongside key industry partners to develop innovative solutions to real-life business challenges. You will also gain an insight into moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues allowing you to make a valuable contribution to the tourism and travel sector. With our flexible study options you can specialise in a specific area leading to your career of choice. This could be sustainable tourism for less developed countries, destination management, marketing and promotion, tourist attractions management or other special interest areas. By selecting the sandwich option, you will undertake a placement and gain a year's vital industry experience to enhance your CV and prove your skills to future employers. Previous placement students have worked for major attractions and international tour operators including Disney World and TUI. **RESIDENTIALS** At the start of the year you can go on a one-week group study residential. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking.