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Events Tourism Program

06 months


The movement of people traveling from one place to another for different reasons than holidays gaves rise to the events tourism industry. In the middle of the 20th century, with the beginning of numerous celebrations of several kinds of events, this industry flourished: nowadays millions of people travel aroud the world for business reasons participating in congresses, exhibitions, conventions, etc. therefore event tourism is a new economical alternative.

This programme is devoted to:

  • Introduction to Tourism: overview. Concept. Definition. Historical background of tourism around the world and in Argentina.
  • Short analysis of the tourist phenomenon and its impact.
  • Recognizing provincial, national and international official agencies and non-governmental organisations.
  • Special events and its impact on the development of tourism in a region.
  • Legal concept of trip.
  • Travel agencies: legal regulations, definition, classification.
  • Products and services marketed by a travel agency.
  • General conditions of a travel contract. Planning tours and recreational activities.
  • Introduction. Concepts. Background and precursors of the hospitality industry.
  • Types of establishments. Classification.
  • Hotel ownership and management methods.
  • Services provided in a hotel: type of hotel rooms. Rates: classification, factors that influence rates, policies for establishing them, food plans.
  • Means of transport: Classification. Special means of transport.
  • Air transport: Definition. I.A.T.A. Regulations.
  • Flight ticket: definition, characteristics. Electronic ticket.
  • Flight rates.
  • Airline companies. Classification.
  • Airline alliances and airline companies that make them up.
  • Computerized reservation system. Main GDSs (Global Distribution System).
  • What the supply is.
  • Components: Tourism resources. Public and private infrastructure and facilities. Tourism companies. Complementary elements.
  • Important concepts.
  • What the demand is. Real and potential demand.
  • Characteristics: Elasticity. Seasonality. Irrationality. Potentially universal.
  • Introduction: what is marketing. Concepts.
  • SWOT System. Short explanation.
  • Marketing in the tourism industry. Stages.
  • Phases of a market research.
  • Important concepts.
  • Introduction: meaning of tourist product.
  • Types of products: how they relate to the supply.
  • Introduction: definition of tourist services.
  • Servuction: definition. Elements involved in servuction.
  • Important concepts.
  • Concepts.
  • The events market and the institutions directly connected: associations, tourism groups,convention bureau, etc.
  • Importance of the professional event organiser: characteristics.
  • Special features of important events carried out every year in Argentina: International Tourism Fair and Expoeventos.
  • Glossary.
  • Overview of the international market.
  • Tourism costs and economic implications of Event Tourism.
  • Analysis of the economic, social and cultural impact.
  • Importance of building a Country/Region/City Brand.
  • Definition of tourist/traveller. Classification.
  • Definition of “event tourist”. Motivations.
  • Communication as the essential element between the Product and the Tourist.
  • Practical and integrating final exam.

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