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Cambridge IGCSE Travel and Tourism (0471)

Cambridge IGCSE Travel and Tourism (0471) is designed to help meet the need for skilled and knowledgeable individuals in this rapidly diversifying industry. The syllabus develops practical skills across a range of working roles, as well as providing a global and local perspective on travel and tourism. Learners gain an overview of the industry, and learn about popular destinations, customer care, working procedures, travel and tourism products and services, and marketing and promotion. Through their studies, learners will gain an understanding of the concepts, models and theories used within the industry, and also enhance their skills of investigation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.


  • Paper 1 - 2 hours ... Short answer question paper (60% of total marks) 100 marks 
  • Paper 2 - 2½ hours ... Short answer question paper, based primarily on Unit 5 of the syllabus (40% of total marks) 100 marks 

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Textbook: Cambridge IGCSE Travel and Tourism (Cambridge International IGCSE) Paperback by John D. Smith (Author), Fiona Warburton (Author)

There are a great number of supplementary resources you can use when studying this course

  • newspaper Travel sections such as those in The Guardian and NY Times
  • old printed tourist guidebooks (readily available in charity shops)
  • leaflets and brochures from travel agencies
  • guidebooks you can send away for, from various destinations around the world
  • VisitBritain's website

There is also a Facebook group you can join for ideas and support: FB Group Link


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