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Tourism and Travel Management

According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism is the world’s fifth-fastest growing industry, and it shows no sign of stopping. Despite the seemingly explosive popularity of book-it-yourself travel sites, there is still a very real need for well-trained, knowledgeable travel advisors. Many savvy travelers and businesses are realizing the value of having expert support for their journeys—especially as global travel increases, those journeys become more complicated, and travelers themselves develop higher expectations.

If you like to travel, were born with the customer-service gene, and take great pleasure in bringing together all the details so that others enjoy their experiences—then this program could be your passport to a very satisfying career.

In the first year of this two-year program, you’ll learn the basics of the travel industry. In your second year, you’ll choose to specialize as either a Tourism and Travel Coordinator or an Events Coordinator (see more details below).

Educational Study Tour

In your second year, you’ll put your learning into practice by planning and implementing your own education study tour to an international destination. This includes preparing proper travel documentation and presenting a written overview of their travel experiences.

Internship

You’ll also complete a mandatory 250-hour paid internship in a work environment related to your field of study, which will take place between the end of your first year and beginning of your second. Our internship placement officer and program instructors will work to ensure you are prepared for internships; however it is ultimately your responsibility to obtain a placement.

Upon graduation. you’ll be ready to get started in one of the most glamorous fields out there! Or, you can continue your learning by applying your diploma toward one of our degree pathways (see more below).

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

Choose your area of specialization!

Tourism and Travel Coordinator

Explore local, national and international perspectives related to the travel industry. You will use various technologies to explore current trends in areas such as the airline industry and travel store operations.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years (including 250 hours of internship between May and October)
Location: Tourism and Culinary Centre, Charlottetown
Credential Issued: Diploma, Tourism and Travel Management
Minimum passing grade per course:
60%

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Airlines
  • Travel Agencies
  • Hotels/Resorts
  • Tour Companies
  • Tourism Information Bureaus
  • Heritage and Historical Interpretation
  • Tour Guiding
  • Call Centres

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 6521.

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Events Coordinator

This specialization gives you a practical overview of the industry in relation to its function, the skills and knowledge required to plan, organize, promote and evaluate events such as festivals, conventions or trade shows on a local, regional, or national level. Practical study in this field is crucial to the success of the students, and you will have the opportunity to participate in events whenever possible. This program appeals to detail-oriented who enjoy the challenge of juggling many tasks to pull off a successful event.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years (including 250 hours of internship between May and October)
Location: Tourism and Culinary Centre, Charlottetown
Credential Issued: Diploma, Tourism and Travel Management

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Corporations
  • Associations
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Hospitals
  • Banks
  • Entertainment and film production
  • Nonprofits

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 1226.

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: Students will be required to obtain a passport for the international study tour.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Tourism and Travel Management program, contact:

Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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