IATA Foundation Travel and Tourism


This comprehensive course is the starting point to begin a career in travel. Learn industry terms and codes, products and services, international airfare pricing and e-ticketing, as well as Global Distribution Systems (GDS) functionality. Upon completion, you will earn your DTTF designation — a mark of travel sales competency and integrity. You have the option to enrol in the Harvard ManageMentor Program to acquire leadership and management skills.

Become a travel specialist and advance career prospects. Learn to customize tours, advance fare construction and ticket alterations, promotion through social media and BSP procedures. Upon completion, you’ll earn your DTTC designation - a mark of expertise that sets you apart from other travel professionals. You have the option to enrol in the Harvard ManageMentor Program to acquire leadership and management skills.

Designed for students wishing to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry, as well as those wishing to familiarise themselves with industry basics, this course contains the following modules:

Environment

  • The business environment of the travel and tourism industry
  • Geography in travel planning
  • Travel formalities

  • Products

  • Land transport – Rail
  • Land transport – Car and Camper
  • Hotels
  • Water transport – Ferry
  • Tour packages
  • Air transport essentials

  • Support Services

  • Customer service
  • Technology in the travel industry

  • Air Fares and Ticketing

  • Air fares and ticketing

  • Electronic Booking Tool (EBT) / CRS (Computer Reservation System)

  • Galileo
  • Amadeus
  • Sabre
  • Abacus
  • Successful students will obtain the IATA/UFTAA International Travel and Tourism advanced Foundation Diploma and will be able to use the letters “DTTF2” (Diploma in Travel and Tourism Foundation) after their name.

    Travel agencies that hire employees holding the Foundation Diploma meet one of the requirements towards becoming an IATA accredited agency.