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Quickly Get to the World of Work with a Fast-Track Tourism and Travel Diploma Tourism and travel is one of the largest employment sectors in the world, offering diverse career options at entry as well as managerial and administrative levels. However, those who are interested in attaining a quickie credential to get into the world of work can consider enrolling in a fast-track travel and tourism program. It not only provides students with the knowledge and skills required to seek entry level jobs in the industry, but also helps them explore various other tourism and travel courses. Travellers today are visiting more exotic locations both in Canada as well as overseas. They generally seek expert advice and help to make travel and accommodation arrangements. This is where the knowledgeable and well-trained professionals find their role. They often work with different travel and tourism establishments, such as tour operators, internet booking agencies, retail travel agencies, cruise lines, airlines or tourist offices, guiding clients, helping them choose their destination and making travel arrangements. Fast-Track Travel and Tourism Program Students interested in building careers in this industry can opt for a short yet intensive program travel and tourism. This helps them obtain: • •

An in-depth knowledge of airline tariffs and ticketing An extensive knowledge of destinations across the globe

Extensive training in culture and heritage

A working knowledge of helping clients with passport and visa requirements

Customer service and business skills

Knowledge of accommodation and ground transportation

Travel security knowledge

Centennial College’s one year post-secondary diploma in travel and tourism prepares students for employment in retail and wholesale travel companies. The program is intensive and students receive a two-year diploma in just one year. Program Details The travel and tourism program covers a wide selection of subjects including world geography for tourism, hospitality accounting, destinations in Western hemisphere, wholesale tour operations, accommodation and ground transportation, selling cruises, industry automation, destinations in Europe and Africa, sales and marketing in travel industry, and travel industry operations. The special features of this program are that it • Is accredited by UNWTO TedQuel • Is endorsed by the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC)


• Includes CITC student membership • Offers an optional international field trip • Incorporates Apollo and Sabre computerized airline reservation system training • Offers volunteer opportunities at major events • Includes cruise line training • Incorporates a three-days-a-week field placement in third semester Who Should Consider Enrolling in This Program? The one-year, fast-track travel and tourism program is a right choice for those who • Need a quickie credential to enter the world of work • Want to explore various advanced tourism and travel programs • Wish to explore various career paths that tourism and travel industry offers • Want to obtain basic requirements to enter into advanced travel and tourism courses The graduates of this program can either seek direct employment upon course completion or apply their academic rewards towards further studies. This is a basic program and for more advanced career options students can consider enrolling in a travel and tourism degree program. Admission Requirements In order to apply for a fast-track travel and tourism program, students will need: • Secondary school diploma or equivalent • English Grade 12 C or University or equivalent For More Information Visit http://www.centennialcollege.ca/


Quickly get to the world of work with a fast track tourism and travel diploma