SONOMA, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelmedia today released its educational, motivational e-book, Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future, an introduction to the business of travel and tourism.
The e-book covers much of the same subject matter as a beginning college class. It is rich with tutorials and integrated online video and is aimed at students, aspiring professionals or individuals considering a career change. The independent study e-book is based Travelmedia's multi-module classroom version, used by travel industry educators in schools and universities around the world.
Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future explores the many career opportunities the travel industry offers and outlines the technical and people skills required to enter and advance in the industry. Its eleven subject modules delve into the history of the travel industry and its various sectors such as Hospitality, Cruise, Transportation, Tour Operation, Travel Agencies and the organizations that promote and market travel, how they work together. The e-book examines current issues such as how tourism affects environments and cultures and its importance to world and local economies and as a catalyst for world peace and understanding.
Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future is an affordable e-book for beginners or professionals who are already in the industry who want to learn more about it and advance their careers. It offers the understanding of issues and terminology to speak intelligently in a job interview.
"This is more than a career guide," says author Russell Johnson, a 25 year travel industry veteran. "It is your basic Tourism 101 at a fraction of the cost of a textbook."
The Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future e-book is compatible with most e-readers, iPads, iPhones, Android devices and computers and is available for US$8.99 in the Amazon Kindle store and at http://learntravelandtourism.com .
Academic versions of the program are also available for classrooms and schools. "The Travel and Tourism video modules have proven to be an excellent way to introduce our students to relevant topics about the travel industry," said Dexter J L Choy, Chair of Graduate Program at the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii, which adopted the program last year. "They have been well-received by the students."
Travelmedia (www.travelmedia.com) offers a full palette of media production, educational program development and communication services, including video, interactive DVD, online and viral marketing, and social networking programs. Drawing on experience in 58 countries, Travelmedia serves national tourism offices, cruise lines, hotel chains, trade organizations, world bodies such as the United Nations Development Programme and the Asian Development Bank, and universities.