International Travel & Tourism Diploma

About the Program

This is a comprehensive program that covers important aspects of the Travel and Tourism Industry, and is ideal for students who are willing to start their career journey in the travel and tourism industry.

Curriculum includes both International and Canadian content, enriched by research assignments, field trips, guest speakers, and industry events (when available).

Classes are a blending of Canadian and International Students, which creates an amazing cultural experience for all. The learning environment encourages students to interact with others, which is especially helpful to those with English as a Second Language as it develops their conversational English skills and self-confidence. To maximize the benefits of the program, students should set high standards and be dedicated to personal and professional success.

The program is endorsed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA); thus, graduates are granted educational credits from ACTA towards prestigious national travel industry professional designations, such as CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) and CTM (Certified Travel Manager).

As class sizes are small to allow for personalized attention, early registration is encouraged. International Students and Second Career applicants should allow extra time for processing.

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Study Options & Program Fees

This is a 700 hour training program available in a choice of three options to accommodate the needs of individual learners trying to best schedule time to advance their education and career goals.

Program content, assignments, and tests are the same for all three options, so there is no compromising on quality and value.

3. Distance Education:

Duration: 52 Weeks (1 year)
Schedule: Recommended average weekly study time: 14 hours.

Program Fees:

Domestic Student Tuition: $5340.00 +
             Books & Materials $975.00 +
             Application/Assessment: $250.00

Domestic Student Total = C$6,565.00
International Student Total = C$9,315.00

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Program Content

Travel & Tourism Courses

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™

Special Features

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.