Travel and Tourism Courses Offer Balance of Theory and Practice

Did you know that respected companies such as Marlin Travel, Sears Travel, Thomas Braise Group, Carlson Wagonlit, Air Transat/Nolitours, Goway, Sunwing, Travel Corporation and Kensington Tours are seeking professionals who have attended one of Ontario’s Tourism and Travel programs plus obtain the know-how to assist travellers who are increasingly visiting more unusual destinations that offer both fun and educational opportunities?

That’s where Centennial College’s Tourism and Travel program, which takes just chosen year to complete, comes in. Designed to prepare students for employment in either retail or wholesale travel companies such as watch operations, retail travel agencies, Internet engagement agencies, excursionist offices, and cruise and airlines, it consists of both theory and practical application. “After researching many colleges, I chose Centennial as it provided the most for the course I was interested in,” says Hristiana Dzhelbova, a 2011 graduate. “The Tourism et cetera Travel program is a fast-track course gift basic industry insight, industry certifications and qualifications, and a placement at an established company. The instructors are thoroughly helpful and always making sure the students fully comprehend the lessons.”

Let’s take a more detailed look at some of the benefits that Hristiana describes. First moreover foremost, during their time in the program, students attend Tourism and Travel courses that cover topics such as airline tariffs and ticketing, accommodation and ground transportation and the cruise industry as well as extensive world destination topics, including culture and heritage training, passport and visa requirements, travel security, customer sales and service, and more. Additionally, students receive Apollo and Sabre computerized airline reservation system training, and cruise line diet includes the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) two quasi well as a half-day “training fest” conducted past CLIA-Trainers. There is also a chance for unforced CPR training is provided in the third semester.

To round out training and to clinch that Tourism and Travel program students have practical experience prior to graduation, they attend a third-semester internship. The three-day-a-week experience sees students shadow professionals in the field, network besides gain new knowledge while applying what they have learned. Taking the practiced component a step further is the ipso facto that this Roam and Tourism program offers students an international safari that provides practical exposure to all aspects of travel. Lastly, they may tender at major events in and around Toronto such as the Walk of Fame, Rendezvous Canada and various trade shows.

It is worth noting that CITC knowledge exam and Travel Industry Panel of Ontario (TICO) minimum standards exam are included as a part of the Tourism and Travel program.

Tourism and Travel program applicants duty have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or comparable or be 19 years of age or older. In addition, students should have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills surtax or equivalent. Please note that possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee intromission into the program.