Unit 8: Marketing in Hospitality

Unit code:                Y/601/1793

QCF level:                QCF Level 4/ NFQ Level 6

Credit value:            15


This unit enables learners to understand the concepts of marketing, the role of the marketing mix, the marketing cycle, and gain skills in using the promotional mix.

Unit abstract

This unit introduces learners to the key concepts and functions of marketing as they apply to services industries, including hospitality, travel, tourism, sports, leisure and recreation. The unit will give learners knowledge and understanding of the key factors affecting marketing environments, and investigate the role of marketing in different sectors of relevant service industries.

The unit focuses initially on the concepts of marketing, moving on to the functional and  operational aspects of marketing as the unit progresses. Learners will investigate marketing in the context of one of today’s competitive service industries.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Understand the concepts of marketing in a services industry context
  2. Understand the role of the marketing mix
  3. Be able to use the promotional mix
  4. Understand the marketing cycle in a services industry environment.