Hospitality and Tourism MOOCs

As part of IFITT’s mission to “share knowledge, experience, and a true passion for ICT in travel and tourism,” this page shares information on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism.

Learners of all ages and backgrounds can use these free courses to learn about hospitality, travel and tourism. The courses have no fees, no pre-requisites and no  requirements to complete the course. Learn as much or as little as you like. Lecturers can incorporate the content into existing classes, fake watches students can use the content to complement existing classes and industry can use the content to up-skill themselves and their employees.

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Basic Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs

Provider Course Platform Provider Latest Offer      Hours Weeks / Modules Language Price
Alison

English for Tourism- Restaurant Service

Alison

2020

1-2

Self-paced / 2 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

English for Tourism-Tourist Information and Guided Tours

Alison

2020

1-2

Self-paced / 2 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Introduction to the Development of the Tourism Industry

Alison

2020

2-3

Self-paced / 3 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Tourism-Introduction to Retail Travel Sales

Alison

2020

1-2

Self-paced / 2 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Tourism-Introduction to Travel Patterns & Destinations

Alison

2020

1-2

Self-paced / 3 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Tourism Industry Sectors and Career Development

Alison

2020

1-2

Self-paced / 3 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Tourism-Marketing and Promotion

Alison

2020

1-2

Self-paced / 3 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Diploma in International Tourism English Language

Alison

2020

10-15

Self-paced / 16 modules

ENG

Free

Alison

Introduction to Hospitality Management Studies

Alison

2020

2-3

Self-paced / 3 modules

ENG

Free

 

Intermediate to Advanced Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs

* While MOOCs offer free recognition, be it a Statement of Accomplishment, Certificate of Achievement or something else, these courses do not offer such certificate. They should be more properly called MOCs: Massive Online Courses (MOC).
** In the context of the Coronavirus crisis, this MOOC is accessible in the modality “open archive”, without supervision / assistance.

Provider Course Platform
    Provider     
Latest
   Offer     
Hours Weeks / Modules Language Price
Alison

Diploma in Customer Service

Alison

2017

6-10

Self-paced / 8 modules

ENG

Free

Columbia University*

The Age of Sustainable Development 

Coursera

2017

28

14 weeks

ENG

Free (Without certificates)
ESSEC Business School*

The Fundamentals of Hotel Distribution

Coursera

2017

8-16

Self-paced / 4 modules

ENG

Subscription (€ 44 per month plus certificates)
ESSEC Business School*

The Fundamentals of Revenue Management

Coursera

2017

 8-16

Self-paced / 4 modules

ENG

Subscription (€ 44 per month plus certificates)
ESSEC Business School*

Breaking Down Today’s Commercial Silos

Coursera

2017

 16-20

Self-paced / 4 modules

ENG

Subscription (€ 44 per month plus certificates)
ESSEC Business School*

“Hotel De’l’etoile”- a Hotel in Crisis?

Coursera

2017

 8-16

Self-paced / 4 modules

ENG

Subscription (€ 44 per month plus certificates)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

International Hospitality Luxury Management

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Free (€ 183 for certificate)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Free (€ 183 for certificate)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Managing Marketing in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Free (€ 183 for certificate)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

edX

2017

36-48

 6 weeks

ENG

Free (€ 183 for certificate)

Illinois University*  Introduction to Sustainability

Coursera

2017

64-80

8 weeks

ENG

One-off € 44 / Free (Only audit without evaluated elements)

Nankai University China’s Role in Global Tourism Development

FutureLearn

2020

20

Self-paced / 5 weeks

ENG

Free

Nankai University Culture and Tourism

FutureLearn

2020

24

Self-paced / 6 weeks

ENG

Free

Nankai University Research Methods in Tourism Studies

FutureLearn

2020

24

Self-paced / 6 weeks

ENG

Free

Nankai University Tourism Policy and Planning

FutureLearn

2020

20

Self-paced / 5 weeks

ENG

Free

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University**

Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites (vol. 1)

FUN MOOC

2018

24

8 weeks

ENG

Free

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University**

Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites (vol. 2)

FUN MOOC

2018

24

8 weeks

ENG

Free
Sapienza University of Rome*

Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage

Coursera

2017

8 weeks

 ENG Once € 44 / Free (Without certificate)
Taylor’s University

 A Business Journey with Caffeine Cafe

Open Learning

2017

Self-paced

 ENG Free
Taylor’s University

Advanced Cuisine & Fantastic Foods

Open Learning

2017

9 weeks

 ENG Free
Taylor’s University

Basic Pastry Making

Open Learning

2017

 ENG Free
Taylor’s University

Introduction to Wines 101

Open Learning

2017

Self-paced / 14 modules

ENG

Free

Università Bocconi*

Arts and Heritage Management

Coursera

2017

15-20

5 weeks

 ENG Once € 44 / Free (Without certificate)
Università Bocconi*

Food & Beverage Management

Coursera

2017

18-36

6 Weeks

ENG

Once € 44 / Free (Without certificate)

Università della Svizzera italiana**

eTourism: Communication Perspectives

Swiss Moocs

2016

Self-paced

Self-paced / 8 modules

ENG, CHI, ITA, SPA

Free

Università Telematica Intemazionale

Statistics and Economic Statistics of Tourism

OpenupEd

2017

25

Self-paced

ENG, GR, ITA, POL, AR, SPA

Free (€ 180 for certificate)

Université de Bourgogne

Open Wine University

EMMA

2017

10

Self-paced /5 modules

ENG, FR

Free

Universiteit Leiden*

Heritage under Threat

Coursera

2017

6 weeks

 ENG Once € 44 / Free (Without certificate)
University of Adelaide*

World of Wine: From Grape to Glass

edX

2017

12-18

Self-paced /6 weeks

ENG

Free (€ 184 for certificate)

University of Nottingham*

 Sustainability, Society and You

FutureLearn

2017

6

ENG

€ 239 / year

University of Queensland*

Tourism and Travel Management

edX

2017

18

Self-paced / 7 modules

ENG

Free (€ 5 for certificate)

Wagengen University & Research*

Sustainable Tourism: Society and Environmental Aspects

edX

2018

36

5-7 weeks

ENG

Free (€ 91 for certificate)

Wagengen University & Research*

Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the Future

edX

2018

35

5 weeks

ENG

Free

Yonsei University*

International Hospitality & Healthcare Services Marketing

Coursera

2017

3-6

3 weeks

 ENG Free (Without certificate)

 

* While MOOCs offer free recognition, be it a Statement of Accomplishment, Certificate of Achievement or something else, these courses do not offer such certificate. They should be more properly called MOCs: Massive Online Courses (MOC).

 

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