If you are interested in working in the dynamic and ever-changing tourism industry, this program will assist you in achieving your goals. The two year diploma program will help develop those skills employers are looking for in a new employee, such as communication, teamwork, computer, and customer service skills. Students that earn their diploma are prepared to begin entry level positions in a number of the travel industry sectors. If you are interested in a career as an airline/tour reservationist, flight attendant, cruise ship employee, tour guide, tour manager, event planner, travel counselor, hotel/ resort concierge, or any other facet of the tourism industry, this program is for you.
Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and school credits while living, working, and attending classes at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Graduates have the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management in Ireland by completing 2 semesters abroad.
Optional yearly field trip abroad (past trips include Mexico, Caribbean, Cruises, Europe).
Previous mid-semester work placement locations include Western and Eastern Canada, Europe, Thailand, South Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, and India, among others.
Student Work Experience Program recruitment opportunities exist with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts located in Western Canada.
Tourism Photography gives students the opportunity to create travel brochures using their own photographs.
TICO exam administered as part of the program.
Tourism is one of the largest economic generators worldwide; employment opportunities are endless. Whether you are changing careers or looking for a new job, tourism and travel will offer you a world of possibilities. After completing the two year program, graduate job opportunities exist with airlines, airports, attractions, car rental companies, convention and meeting centres, cruise lines, government tourism offices, hotels and resorts, on-line travel providers, rail lines, travel agencies, tour operators and visitor information centres, among others. Tourism and Travel students can work and earn credits through the Disney College Program and the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Student Work Experience Program.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.