Travel and Tourism is taught within Geography at Key Stage three. Travel and tourism is included in the environment and society area of Key stage three learning. Travel and tourism also includes local and global citizenship, and employability elements.Learners are given the opportunity to study Travel and Tourism from year 11 onwards. At KS4 learners are provided with the opportunity to study BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism, in sixth form learners are given the opportunity to study for BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism, or A Level Travel and Tourism.
Travel and Tourism is the study of how and where people spend their leisure time, and the industry which supports this.
Tourism in Northern Ireland currently generates a revenue of £764 million and attracts 4.5 million visitors. The aim is to double tourism’s contribution to the economy by 2020. Making this a dynamic and exciting sector to be employed within.