Tourism Planning & Development Certificate

Earn a certificate in Tourism Planning & Development


The Tourism Planning and Development Certificate prepares you for a career in destination marketing organizations and at tourist attractions, travel businesses, and tourist leisure services. 

What you'll learn

You'll analyze travel trends to better understand the patterns, principles, and management of popular tourist destinations. Depending on your interests, you'll also have opportunities to learn about visitor behavior, sports tourism, cruise line management, and other special topics.

In addition to courses offered through Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management, you can select from a number of specialty courses from the Kelley School of Business, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the Department of Kinesiology.

  • TCEM-T107 Tourism Planning and Development
  • TCEM-T207 Tourism Policy and Sustainability
  • TCEM-T307 Tourism Marketing and Sales
  • TCEM-T382 Travel Trends and Destinations

Choose 6 hours from the following courses:

  • TCEM-T234 Cultural Heritage Tourism - 3
  • TCEM-G299 Special Topics in Tourism: Tourist Behavior - 3
  • TCEM-G309 Cruise Line Management - 3
  • TCEM-T319 Sports Tourism Development - 3
  • TCEM-T483 Ecotourism - 3
  • BUS-M200 Marketing and Society or BUS-M300 Business Marketing or BUS-M371 Marketing: Integrated Experience - 3
  • SPEA-V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership - 3
  • TCEM-C387 Industry internship