- Hospitality Direct Sales techniques including:
- Partnering and building professional relationships;
- Communication styles;
- Buyer behaviour;
- Prospecting and pre approaching;
- Translating features into benefits. planning and executing the presentation;
- Handling objections;
- Closing the sale;
- Servicing the sale;
- Selling ethics;
- Management of self and employing of technology for increased effectiveness;
- Recruiting Sales Professionals;
- Hard vs. Soft selling;
- Staffing and operating a sales office in a large hotel, resort or other hospitality business;
- Developing an effective advertising and public relations plan for a hospitality business;
- Selecting advertising agencies;
- Differentiating advertising medium and vehicles to target markets;
- Using public relations as an effective part of an advertising plan;
- Creating print ads for target markets.
The course will be delivered through lectures, readings, case analysis, role-play, guest speakers and industry study. Delphi Sales Management Software will be introduced and used where appropriate.
|Interactive Presentations||30% - 40%|
|Group Assignments||20% - 30%|
|Examination(s)||20% - 40%|
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.
STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN 50% OR BETTER ON THE EXAMINATION COMPONENET OF THE ASSESSMENTS TO RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of the course the successful student should be able to:
- Demonstrate effective personal sales techniques including: developing and qualifying sales leads; developing and delivering an effective sales presentations; anticipating and dealing with objections to advance the sale; closing the sale; and having a plan to follow-up and service the sale;
- Design and staff a sales office and develop a sales force deployment strategy for a large hospitality business, hotel or resort;
- Design an effective advertising and public relations plan for a hospitality business;
- Create an effective press release;
- Select an advertising and PR agency;
- Create a print ad template;
- Communicate the relationship between the advertising plan and the overall marketing plan.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students will be selected from:
A selection will be made from the following:
Hospitality Sales Selling Smarter Siguaw, J.A., D.C. Bojanic, Latest Edition. Thomson Delmar
Heads in Beds, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Ivo, R., Latest Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall
No corequisite courses.
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO HMGT 101 (5)||2013/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU TOUR 212 (3)||2012/01/01 to 2016/04/30|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU TOUR 205 (3)||2016/05/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG MARK 1XXX (3)||2011/09/01 to -|