diploma and hatInternational Travel & Tourism Diploma

About the Program

Registered as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and approved by (ACTA) the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies . Graduates are granted educational credits from ACTA towards the national travel industry designations: CTM (Certified Travel Manager) and CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor.)

This is a comprehensive program including important aspects of the Travel and Tourism Industry. Curriculum includes both International and Canadian content. Classroom instruction is enriched by research assignments, field trips, guest speakers, and industry events (when possible).


We understand time is money, particularly for adults returning back to school. With that in mindTravel College Canada also offers distance education and fast track programs, in addition to our full-time programs, for those who need to be trained and working as quickly as possible.


To best benefit from this program we encourage the student to be focused and dedicated to professional and personal success – high standards are essential.






TRA101 A: Travel & Tourism Fundamentals

Topics Include:

  • Intro to Leisure (Vacation) and Corporate (Business) Travel
  • Travel Associations, and Organizations Worldwide
  • Understanding Industry Codes, Terms and Definitions
  • Travel Industry Law including TICO
  • Travel Insurance

TRA101 B: Travel & Tourism Essentials

Topics Include:

  • Types of Accommodations (Hotels and Resorts) Worldwide
  • Organized or Escorted Tours (locally and abroad)
  • Cruise Lines/Ships and Destinations & other Sea Transportation
  • Rail Travel including Special Rail Journeys Around the World
  • How to Recommend, Sell, and Book the Right Product for the Right Client

TRA102 A: Tourism Geography – Global Overview & Travel Documentation

Topics Include:

  • World Overview including Continents, Hemispheres and Climate
  • Time Zones and International Date Line
  • Highlights of the World
  • Travel Documentation/Entry Requirements & Departure Taxes
  • Import and Export Restrictions

TRA102 B: World Destinations – North and South America

Topics Include:

  • Canada, the United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Central & South America
  • Provinces, Territories, States, Capitals and Major Cities
  • Official Carriers (Airlines), Languages and Overview of Governments
  • Major Tourist Attractions and Highlights
  • Climate and Best Time of Year to Travel
  • Travel Tips, and General Security Policies and Procedures

TRA102 C: World Destinations Europe and Africa

Topics Include:

  • Europe and Major Countries in Africa
  • Capitals and Major Cities
  • Official Carriers (Airlines), Languages and Overview of Governments
  • Major Tourist Attractions and Highlights
  • Climate and Best Time of Year to Travel
  • Travel Tips, and General Security Policies and Procedures

TRA102 D: World Destinations Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania

Topics Include:

  • India, Asia, South Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Capitals and Major Cities
  • Official Carriers (Airlines), Languages and Overview of Governments
  • Major Tourist Attractions and Highlights
  • Climate and Best Time of Year to Travel
  • Travel Tips, and General Security Policies and Procedures

TRA103: Professional Sales & Enhanced Customer Care

Topics Include:

  • How to Sell and Provide Excellence in Customer Care
  • Professional Personal and Telephone Etiquette & Skills
  • How to Develop More Self-confidence
  • Effective Public Speaking Techniques
  • Accessibility Training: Travellers with Special Needs
  • “Niche” (Specialty) Markets e.g. Adventure, Cruises, Luxury, Spas/Wellness, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Special Interest and Group Travel

TRA104 : Airline Industry, Fares & Ticketing 

The student will study the three IATA areas including:

  • Domestic (within Canada), Transborder (between Canada and USA) & International Zones
  • Worldwide Codes: Airlines, Countries, Cities and Airports
  • Understanding and Applying Best Fares, Applicable Taxes, Fees & Other Charges
  • Arranging Flight Itineraries, and How to Book Air Travel,
  • Passenger Services: Seat Selection, Special Meals & Accessibility
  • E-Ticketing

GDS 101: APOLLO™ /Galileo International Inc. ™

GDS (Global Distribution System) also known as CRS (Computer Reservations System): GDS is a network operated by a company that enables automate transactions between travel suppliers and booking agents.

GDS102: Sabre™

To increase graduate career opportunities and ensure employment readiness, we are pleased to offer the following special features at no additional cost:

TICO Certification Support: As of July 1, 2009 those who sell, counsel or provide travel advice to consumers on behalf of Ontario travel companies must be certified by TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario).

We provide a TICO pre exam prep course and proctoring at no charge for students in our International Travel & Tourism or International Tourism Management Diploma Program. (Value $199.00) Note: The student pays the required on-line exam fee directly to CITC/TICO.

True Colors®, A psychology based self-assessment enables participants to learn more about their temperament type. This helps increase self-confidence & self esteem essential to personal and professional success. (Value $350.00)

Additional E-Learning Online Training Courses: We are pleased to have built excellent working relationships with travel suppliers who allow us to offer our students “travel agent training courses” ranging from two to four hours. Upon successful completion, the student will earn a certificate provided by the travel supplier which helps increase job opportunities.

Career Counselling & Job Search Assistance: The student will learn how to create effective resumes and cover letters; prepare for interviews and understand the job search process.

Field Trips & Guest Speakers (when scheduling permits): Value..Priceless

Popular Add-on Certificate Course:

Microsoft Office Training: Word, Power Point & Excel. Inquire about special rates for registered students.



How to Register

1. Please call 416.481.2265 or email info@travelcollege.ca to check space in your preferred start date. Our program coordinator will be pleased to answer any questions and help you get registered so you can start training then start working in an exciting and rewarding career in the travel and tourism industry.

2. Please read Statement of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities (Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.)



3. In Person: As office hours vary, kindly book a day/time in advance to register. Please bring your completed Enrollment Contract, payment.


4. Alternatively, Call or email our office and let us know you will be either faxing or scanning and emailing so we know to expect your Enrollment Contract. We will provide our secure banking information so you may wire/bank transfer the required fees. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted.


Program Prerequisite: OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or out of province/country equivalent. An applicant who has not graduated high school may apply as a Mature Student (18 yrs. and over) and write an Assessment test.