Tourism Management - Travel Industry Services

Tourism - Travel Services Management

Tourism - Travel Services Management (2016-2017)

How to Apply
Formerly Tourism Management - Travel Industry Services

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September and January


Tourism Management - Travel Industry Services

Contact Information

Jessica Estrela, program support officer


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,837.78
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

$500 (estimated) per semester – textbooks, study materials.

$160 (estimated) – Eco Adventure Experiential Trip and Certification (Semester 3, Niche Tourism course)

$50 – Course related field trips per semester; detailed to be confirmed

$40 – TICO certification, semester 2

Optional elective courses approximate costs: Semester 3 Trip Planning/Travel Experience elective course $1,800 international trip. Semester 4 International Study Abroad elective course – two week international experiential trip in May approximately $3500.

Optional travel opportunities:

  • various course field trips in different semesters
  • ​familiarization (FAM) trip out of province
  • plan and experience an international trip through third semester Trip Planning elective
  • Semester 4 International Study Abroad elective course – a two-week international experiential trip in May – approximately $3500
  • School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism offers fourth semester and short duration study abroad opportunities. Visit Study Abroad for details.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberOpen
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated.

Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Tourism – Travel Services Management diploma program is ideal for those who possess a genuine love of travel, exploration and adventure. The program will provide you with a tourism and travel education that you can apply to this exciting industry including tour operations, travel agencies, tourist boards, adventure and eco travel, cruise lines, airlines, voluntourism, educational tour companies, and sales and marketing.

In order to best prepare for this dynamic industry, you will have several opportunities to travel internationally on both short duration trips and for full semesters abroad. In addition, several courses include local travel opportunities that give you hands-on experiences in a variety of tourism and travel products and adventures.

The program includes a fourth semester work placement where students gain practical work experience in a tourism company. Many work placements result in job offers. The curriculum focusses on teaching students to design, develop, market and sell the tourism experience. Some course examples include Niche Tourism, The Cruise Industry, The Tour Industry, The Sustainable Tourism Industry, World Destinations and Marketing for Tourism. Graduates of the program will explore everything from tourism operations and sales to business management and marketing in order to excel in today’s fast moving tourism and travel sector.

The program also includes extensive computer training with the most recognized software systems in the tourism industry. The airline global distributions system industry software at Humber is a live system which provides our students with the current training platform that employers seek. The second year offers you choices of elective courses including the opportunity to plan and experience an international trip, group and incentive travel planning, tour conducting and tour operator reservations.

There are numerous opportunities to network with business leaders through guest speakers, career fairs, clubs, special events, industry volunteer opportunities and conferences. You will earn multiple industry certifications such as the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO Education Standards) and have the opportunity to participate in our Study Abroad programs each May.

Fast-track program – Students that start in January will complete the program on a fast-track schedule. The first semester (January to April) is immediately followed by the second semester (May to July), resulting in a shorter summer break. Students enter semester three in September, completing the two-year program in just 16 months.

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Your Career

Humber’s Tourism – Travel Services Management diploma is the launching pad to an exciting career in one of the world’s largest, most dynamic industries. Tourism is a global business offering fabulous careers with opportunities to travel. It is one of only a few sectors that have shown continual growth for over four decades and it is projected to have a continued shortage of qualified employees. Our program incorporates a broad range of innovative and relevant courses, a fourth semester work placement and various travel opportunities. Establish your career in tourism product sales and marketing, customer service, operations, wholesale and retail reservations, product planning and niche tourism, tour conducting, and destination specialist. You will have the opportunity to work in Canadian and international markets with tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, destination management companies and other travel suppliers.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

The opportunity to earn provincial/national certifications is included in the curriculum or graduates will be prepared to take the exams to earn them: Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC), Associate Cruise Program, Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO), Customer Service Excellence Certificate and Ontario Tourism Education Council (OTEC).

Study Abroad

The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism offers several exciting opportunities to study and travel abroad and experience the world while you earn your diploma. Please visit Study Abroad. Qualified students in this program are eligible for the following experiential learning opportunities:

Short Duration Experiential Learning: The short duration experiential learning opportunities are offered annually each May and are typically 10 to 14 days in length. Past trips have included destinations such as the Caribbean, Europe, North America and Asia, and new program are being continuously developed.

Semester Abroad Options: The fourth semester Study Abroad options operate annually in the winter semester. Current semester abroad options include Europe and Taiwan.

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber’s program is recognized by the industry as the leader in tourism education and more than 300 partners/employers seek out our students as their first choice candidates. Some of the industry partners for this program include Nolitours, Transat Holidays, Air Transat, Jonview Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Kensington Tours, American Express, Sears Travel, Cruise Professionals, Sunquest, Red Tag Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Sunwing Vacations, Sell Off Vacations, G Adventures, Contiki Travel, Merit Travel, CIT tours, Goway and many independent travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies.

This program is endorsed by the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC), and Humber is a full member of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA) and International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE). We are associated with the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).

Work Placement

Valuable work experience is incorporated through an industry work placement. Students will apply their skills and knowledge in the fourth semester, in a seven-week (32 hours per week) unpaid placement. Our placement office provides direction and support and offers exciting work placements. Students apply directly to employers. Work placement opportunities include positions in retail travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies. You will practise and develop skills selling tourism products as well as gain introductions to operations, sales and marketing. Humber graduates receive job opportunities through their work placements!

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to year two of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term.

Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/ WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 220/BMAT 120 Mathematics of Finance and BSTA 300/BSTA 200 Business Statistics with an average grade of 70 per cent or more. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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