Interactive Travel and Tourism Survey Course Fills Gap in Career Education

Mill Valley, CA (PressExposure) March 22, 2009 -- Travelmedia Communications announced today the release of "Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors For Your Future” (http://learntravelandtourism.com), a computerized interactive course on DVD that introduces one of the world's largest, most important industries to people who are about to enter the workforce, entry level tourism students in colleges and vocational schools, adult students who are considering a career change, or by corporate human resources departments for new recruits.

"Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors For Your Future” fills a gap in Travel and Tourism education by treating the industry holistically,” said Russell Johnson, president of Travelmedia. “It offers an overview of the industry and how it works while demonstrating its importance and desirability as a serious career path. It is also designed to instill pride and optimism for students and new employees who may have received only narrow skills training.”

Produced in high definition television for projection to large audiences such as classrooms, "Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors For Your Future” is available in a standard worldwide edition for immediate adoption by universities, vocational institutes, secondary schools and company HR departments. Its nine modules, covering such subjects as The History of Travel and Tourism, How the Industry Works, Sustainable Tourism and The Future of Travel and Tourism, can be run as a single presentation in a company job orientation or high school vocational program, or individually as the foundation for an entire college semester.

Travelmedia Communications also works with organizations to develop custom versions of the course to reflect the needs of countries, industry sectors and corporate cultures with specific employment goals, and create short versions for free distribution as recruiting tools at job fairs, on web sites or in social networking venues such as YouTube and Facebook.

"Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors For Your Future” is updated yearly to reflect the rapid changes of the industry. The course includes informational videos, interactive discussion questions and an Instructor's Kit with Powerpoint-compatible graphics enabling teachers to personalize the course and expand upon the modules to offer more detailed or localized information.

“Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors to Your Future” is the successor to the 1994 “World of Many Faces” video and workbook, which has been used in universities, schools and companies around the world. Both were developed by Johnson and Renton de Alwis, former Sri Lanka Tourism chief, PATA Vice President and HR and Sustainable Tourism Consultant to UNDP and ADB.

The standard international version is available immediately for US$280/classroom/year.

A demonstration video can be found at http://learntravelandtourism.com/demo.html

About Travelmedia Communications Travelmedia Communications (www.travelmedia.com) offers a full palette of media production, educational program development and messaging services including video, interactive DVD, and online and viral marketing and social networking programs. It draws on experience in 58 countries and dozens of US states and cities. Clients include local CVBs, national tourism offices, cruise lines, airlines, car rental firms, major credit card companies, trade organizations, universities and world organizations such as the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.

Press Release Submitted On: March 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm
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