Logistics of Tourism
Mode and location of study:
- Full time study programme - Prerov
- Part time study programme - Prerov
About the study programme specialization Logistics of Tourism
Tourism as an international concept has recently become a global phenomenon, which constitutes a significant social activity influencing behaviour and thought of world population. At the same time it is admittedly an important economic area of unprecedented scope and progressiveness. Such a statement is fully proved by many national and international tourism organizations formation, as well as by the attention paid to tourism by individual organs of UN, especially UNESCO.
Tourism constitutes an increasing, complex phenomenon with political, social, economic, cultural, environmental, educational and aesthetic dimensions. The main touristic attraction is natural and cultural heritage, its variety as well as contemporary developing cultures. Tourism is a considerable part of many national and regional economies. International tourism brings globally the highest export revenues and tax incomes; therefore it is an important factor in many counties' balance of payments. Tourism may be an important development factor, if it is well-managed.
In connection with a massive development of tourism, differentiation tendencies manifest increasingly. Besides the traditional types, such as tourism focusing on national and global natural and cultural heritage, there are many new types of touristic activities emerging. Geotourism, for example, has become one of the very attractive and fastest-growing types of tourism.
Objectives of the study programme specialization Logistics of Tourism
The graduate of the study programme works in travel agencies as an independent officer for negotiation with institutions. He/she is capable to meet special customer requirements, create new offers of travel agencies. During the studies he/she gains the competency to find and suggest locations attractive for tourists in the Czech Republic and incorporate them into interesting complexes. He/she is able to compile projects for new touristic utilization of regions. He/she may work for carriers engaged in passenger transport to optimise utilization of the vehicles, also for public and local administration institutions in the regional development departments. Thanks to the high level of language skills the graduate will be competent to deal with organizations abroad and to provide tour-guide services.
Scope of the Final State Exams
The Final State Exam consists of Bachelor thesis defence and oral exam. The oral exam includes two compulsory subjects; the third subject is opted out of assigned professional subjects.
Final State Exam compulsory subjects:
1. Transportation and communication systems
2. Characteristics of Tourism
Final State Exam optional subjects:
1. Tourism Management
2. Proceedings of Travel Agencies
3. Tourism Forms
4. Geography of Tourism
Code of the study programme: 3706R008