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Distribution Channels (5 ECTS)

This course offers a comprehensive picture of the different types of distribution channels in the travel industry. Are you interested in getting a broad perspective on developments in this area? Then we highly recommend this course! 

This course will give you the skills to: 

  • Understand the distribution system of travel and tourism services.
  • Describe the key characteristics of distribution channels such as Online Travel Agents (OTAs), Meta-travel search sites and Global Distribution Systems (GDSs).  
  • Explain sharing economy and its impact on travel distribution
  • Conduct a small-scale study on tourists' booking-behavior

This course can be taken entirely online, with optional campus attendance for workshops if desired. You can choose to take it as a single course or as a part of the larger educational package “Tourism in a changing world” (30 ECTS). Make sure you maximise your knowledge of the latest in tourism and check out our website for more information.

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Free for those who are laid-off or unemployed. For others: 75€


Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements:

Understanding of the basics of tourism and/or marketing.

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Questions? Contact:

Stig Blomqvist

Stig Blomqvist

Further Education Planner

+358 294 282 501