This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and provide customer information and advice relating to international destinations and their features. It requires the ability to identify appropriate information sources and research destinations in order to develop and update a general destination knowledge base.
Specific and detailed product knowledge is covered in SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information.
International destinations and their features can include any sold by any travel or tourism organisation. Travel and tourism operators, such as travel agents and tour wholesalers, can specialise in one international destination or cover multiple destinations.
The breadth and depth of destination knowledge required will vary according to the industry sector, workplace and job role. This unit is not about having an in-depth knowledge of every destination but focuses on the ability to collect and interpret destination information.
The unit applies to frontline sales and operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, wholesale operations consultants, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour managers, and reservations sales agents.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.