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Travel & Tourism: Open Educational Resources

A guide to resources for Travel & Tourism students and faculty at Austin Community College

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources" by Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

For a more comprehensive overview on OER, see:

  • Open Educational Resources - a guide designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, selection and adoption of Open Educational Resources.


Open Educational Resources in Travel and Tourism

"travel" by Britta FrahmOriginal source via Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Below is a sample of several OER repositories, textbooks, and course materials covering the subject area of Travel and Tourism. Additional OER in your subject may be found by searching the resources listed on the ACC Libraries primary Open Educational Resources Guide.


Open Textbook Library - filtered for Tourism 

MERLOT - filtered for Tourism 

OASIS - filtered for Tourism 

OER Commons - filtered for Tourism 


Tourism the International Business - By understanding what travel and tourism is all about, those who operate businesses that rely on the visitor will be in a better position to take a proactive role in securing that business for themselves.

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in B.C. - This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia and si written with a first year college and university audience in mind. 

Fundamentals of Business Second Edition - Customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership; management and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism; accounting and finance, and personal finances. 

Course Materials:

MIT Open Courseware - filtered for Tourism

OER Commons - filtered for Tourism and various course material types 

Skills Commons - filtered for Tourism and course 

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