Tourism and Travel Courses Offer Extraordinary Opportunities

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					           Tourism and Travel Courses Offer Extraordinary
                           Opportunities

Imagine having the opportunity — before you even complete your post-secondary
Tourism and Travel courses — to work at major events in and around Toronto such as
the Walk of Fame, Rendezvous Canada and various trade shows. That’s exactly what will
happen if you attend Centennial College’s Tourism and Travel program, which allots
students the opportunity to gain hands-on practice by working alongside seasoned
professionals at major events while at the same time obtaining proficiency that both
Canadian and global employers are seeking.

Applicants to this practical travel and tourism program are required to have completed
an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or
older. In addition, students should have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or
skills assessment or equivalent. Please note that possession of minimum admission
requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

While spending three semesters in both theoretical and hands-on Tourism and Travel
courses, students obtain extensive world destination knowledge, including culture and
heritage training, passport and visa requirements, travel security, customer sales and
service, and much more. Students also receive Apollo and Sabre computerized airline
reservation system training. Specific Tourism and Travel courses within this offering
include: Call Centre/ Customer Service, Travel Agency Operation, Domestic and
International Tariff and Ticketing, Career Planning and Placement Strategies, Groups and
Incentives, three levels of Destinations (Western Hemisphere, Europe and Asia, Asia and
the Pacific), and more.

All of these topics are part of a curriculum endorsed by the Canadian Institute of Travel
Counselors that also includes a three-days-a-week internship. During this on-the-job
experience, which is facilitated during the final semester of the offering, students put
into practice what they have learned in their courses, pick up employment tips from the
professionals with whom they work and get to interact with customers to see what it is
like to do so. In addition to the field placement, the travel and tourism program also
offers students the opportunity to go on an international trip that provides practical
exposure to all aspects of travel.

Additional benefits of attending Tourism and Travel courses at Centennial College
include: cruise line training that includes the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)
two and a half-day “training fest” conducted by CLIA-trainers, CITC knowledge exam
and Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) minimum standards exam, and CITC
student membership and annual Students in Travel conference.

Once they complete their Tourism and Travel courses, students obtain jobs in either
retail or wholesale travel companies such as: tour operations, retail travel agencies,

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 1
Internet booking agencies, tourist offices, cruise lines and airlines. Specific companies
that have hired Centennial College students include: Kensington Tours, Marlin Travel,
Carlson Wagonlit and more.

                                                                                         Author: Jason




Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 2

				
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