At the end of this course, students should have a better understanding of the importance of the tourism industry to many economies, especially small economies within the Caribbean/CARICOM region.  It is therefore necessary that workers and potential workers in this industry understand the planning and organization processes of the industry so as to minimize threats and maximize opportunities. With the understanding that the essence of tourism involves the travel to places and the interaction with people, this course focuses on the planning and organization of the 'People and Place' aspects of the four marketing P's and the policies and issues facing these entities.