Unit 12 – Tour Operations

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Unit 13 – Tour Operations
P3 M3
Connector
What do you think a tour operator would need to plan
and book in order to organise a package holiday?
Big picture
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You will be doing your own research into how tour
operators plan, sell and administer package holidays.
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Rather than using the internet you will be reading the
text book to help you with this assignment.
Outcomes
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ALL will be able to complete P3
P3
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Outline how tour operators plan, sell, administer and
operate a package holiday programme, identifying
commercial considerations.
Plan
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Research
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Forecasting
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Product development
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Methods of contracting
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Costing the package
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Data input
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Timescales
Sell
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Brochure production
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Pricing strategies
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Distribution, e.g. travel agents, internet, direct sell
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Promotions, e.g. advertising, sales promotions,
sponsorship
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Reservations
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Commission
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Late sales
Administer
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Confirmations
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Rooming lists
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Passenger manifests
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Errata (Corrections made)
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Cancellations
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Amendments
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Travel itineraries
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Ticketing
Operations
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Consolidations
Load factors
Over bookings
Transport operations
Duty office
UK and overseas resort liaison
Health and safety
Emergency situations
Crisis management
Quality control
Customer service (pre, during and post-holiday)
Commercial considerations
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Maximising profitability
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Links to different planning, selling, administrative and
operational functions
M3
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Explain ways of maximising profitability during the
different stages of planning, selling, administering and
operating a package holiday
What to do
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You must explain, with specific examples, ways in which
profitability could be maximised.
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Aspects such as methods of contracting, consolidations,
currency exchange, cancellation charge and commission
must now be explained to show how they could
contribute to its profitability.