Tourism B (Special Interest Tourism) Online Course

Tourism B (Special Interest Tourism) Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Moving on from the course Tourism I, the student will learn more specialised approaches to the development, marketing and delivery of tourism projects and the importance of quality service and safety.

You will learn how to package a tour, even under the difficult conditions imposed by special interests and extreme sports, geography or climate [possibly all three at once], and still maintain a standard of service and safety for your clients

Course Aims:

  • To analyse tourism industry, to determine the various sectors which service tourism and travel.
  • To differentiate between different types of tourism on a variety of bases, including: demographics, geography, economics, and culture.
  • To compare a variety of different accommodation services provided in the tourism industry.
  • To describe the operation of heritage and cultural tourism, including: historical, architectural, indigenous, and artistic attractions.
  • Evaluate the tourism potential of events and festivals.
  • To describe the management of passive natural tourist attractions, including wilderness areas, beaches, rivers, wildlife etc.
  • To describe the operation of different types of tourism facilities that have a significant focus on health and fitness, including Health Resorts, Walking Tours and Cycling.
  • To describe a variety of other types of special interest tourism, including food tourism, senior tourism and sex tourism.
  • To plan and manage the number of visitors to different types of tourism facilities and develop appropriate contingency plans.
  • To plan a package holiday incorporating a variety of accommodation and attraction options.


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    Detailed Course Outline

    This course is made up of a number of modules.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Select each module below to learn more.


    There are 10 lessons in this course:

    Sectors of the Tourism Industry

    • Scope of the travel product (natural & cultural, events & sites)

    Types of Tourism

    • Regional
    • Rural
    • Urban.

    Accommodation Types

    • Resorts and Hotels
    • Camping
    • Back packers
    • Cruise
    • Special interest accommodation

    Cultural Tourism

    • Museums
    • Art galleries
    • Theatre
    • Indigenous tourism
    • Historic parks
    • Cultural vs Heritage tourism
    • Religious Tourism

    Events & Festivals

    • Concerts
    • Exhibitions
    • Performances
    • Seminars

    Environmental Tourism

    • Natural Attractions
    • Nature Based Tourism
    • Definitions
    • Wildlife Tourism
    • Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism

    Health & Adventure Tourism

    • Health Tourism
    • Adventure Tourism
    • Walking Tours
    • Cycle Tours
    • Soft vs Hard Adventure Tourism
    • Rock Climbing
    • Space Tourism

    More Special Interest Tourism

    • Food & Wine Tourism
    • Senior Tourism
    • Sex Tourism

    Visitor Management & Contingency Planning

    • Effects of Tourism on the Host Community
    • Managing Visitors
    • Planning for Contingencies
    • Common Problems with Visitor Services
    • Risk management (safety, financial, etc)

    Packaging a Tour

    • Planning the Itinerary;
    • Costing
    • Presenting the Package
    • Reviewing the Package

    When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

    Course Tutor(s)

    Thea Roberts   B.Comm., M.A.

    Liselle Turner  Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Diploma in Hospitality Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

    Chad Osorio  B. Psych. Juris Doctor

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.