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Course Descriptions // Travel Technology Training

The Travel Technology curriculum currently consists of the online training course below. Scroll down or click on the link to read the description of it:

The course description follows below.

Travel Technology Essentials

Completion Time: 40 hours
Course Structure: 20 Lessons, 19 Drills, 5 Quizzes, 1 Final Exam
Cost: USD $150
Course Description...

This course provides strategic coverage of the technologies that power the modern business of travel. Nowhere else will you find such a comprehensive and insightful view into what makes this vast industry tick.

Topics range from the Internet to the Web and Web 2.0; to business-grade telephony and Voice over IP (VoIP); to travel-specific technology frameworks used for distribution, aggregation, and sales. The course also covers the technologies used for logistics, operations, marketing, revenue accounting, and more... painting a holistic "big picture" view of the global travel technology landscape.

As you move through it, you will learn about all of the tools needed to manage a complete travel e-commerce website, and you will work through practical case studies of setting up travel offices and call centers. You will learn about traditional GDS-based travel distribution frameworks, emerging competitors like Global New Entrants (GNEs), and newer travel technology models including Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

With plentiful graphics and animations, interactive elements, hands-on work, and colorful text... the course keeps you engaged as it opens your eyes to what it takes to succeed in the modern travel business. Afterwards, you will see the travel industry in a whole new light.

Course Organization:

The lessons in the course are organized into 6 main units, as follows:

Unit 1: Introduction to the course and telecom and travel technology basics.
Unit 2: Covers the history and modern state of telephony, computer networks, the Internet, the Web and Web 2.0, and other general technologies that are used to conduct travel-related business.
Unit 3: Covers the history and modern state of travel sales and distribution frameworks, including GDSs, GNEs, and Internet-based e-commerce.
Unit 4: Covers all of the other major travel technologies that support things like e-ticketing, data aggregation, revenue accounting, yield management, B2B communications, etc.
Unit 5: Presents an overall picture of the global technology landscape, followed by case studies of setting up travel offices and call centers throughout the world.
Unit 6: Talks about the trends that will shape the future of telecom and travel technology, and wraps up the course.

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