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.