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Year 9 Options » Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Key Information

Examination Board Cambridge International Examinations
Syllabus Code  0471
Entry Requirements


The aims of Travel and Tourism syllabus are to provide students with:

  • understanding of the travel and tourism industry
  • theoretical knowledge of the industry and related sectors
  • practical ability in a range of skills and procedures related to working in the travel and tourism industry
  • critical awareness of the physical, social and economic environments in which travel and tourism takes place,
  • understanding of the global, regional and local perspectives of travel and t

Course Content

  • Unit 1: The travel and tourism industry
  • Unit 2: Features of worldwide destinations
  • Unit 3: Customer care and working procedures
  • Unit 4: Travel and tourism products and services
  • Unit 5: Marketing and promotion
  • Unit 6: The marketing and promotion of visitor services


Paper 1 (2 hours) 60% of total marks

This question paper comprises four scenario-based questions which require candidates to provide short answers. The scenarios are set in an international travel and tourism environment, although some provision is made for candidates to refer to local examples.


Paper 2 (2½ hours) 40% of total marks

Alternative to Coursework

This question paper comprises scenario-based questions, which require candidates to provide short answers. It is based primarily on the contents of Unit 5. Candidates should have a broad understanding of the principles of marketing and promotion, and of the ways in which marketing and promotion are used within the travel and tourism industry.


Paper 3 40% of total marks

Coursework Investigation (Centre-based assessment)

This is an investigation which is directed towards the contents of Unit 6, and should allow candidates to apply their knowledge and skills of this area of the travel and tourism industry.

The candidate’s report should be no more than 3000 words, in addition to relevant annotation and illustrative material. Candidates will be expected to: demonstrate the ability to collect both primary and secondary evidence; analyse, investigate and draw conclusions from this; and present their findings in a structured report.

Careers and Progression

The CIE IGCSE in Travel and Tourism supports progression:

  • to further education, including the CIE AS and Advanced GCE in Travel and Tourism offered in the Sixth Form here at ISS
  • to vocational training at the Seychelles Tourism Academy or overseas
  • to employment in the leisure, travel and tourism sector which accounts (directly and indirectly) for more than 50% of Seychelles GDP.

For more information, contact Mrs Lucas-Fanchette