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Tourism - Travel Services Management

Credential: Diploma Program Code: TT211 Length: 4 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

or

or

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthOpenOpen
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,837.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$500 (estimated) per semester – textbooks, study materials.

$160 (estimated) – Eco Adventure Experiential Trip and Certification (Semester 3, Niche Tourism course)

$50 – Course related field trips per semester; detailed to be confirmed

$40 – TICO certification, semester 2

Optional elective courses approximate costs: Semester 3 Trip Planning/Travel Experience elective course $1,800 international trip. Semester 4 International Study Abroad elective course – two week international experiential trip in May approximately $3,500.

Optional travel opportunities:

  • various course field trips in different semesters
  • familiarization (FAM) trip out of province
  • plan and experience an international trip through third semester Trip Planning elective
  • Semester 4 International Study Abroad elective course – a two-week international experiential trip in May – approximately $3,500
  • School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism offers fourth semester and short duration study abroad opportunities. Visit Study Abroad for details.
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Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bachelor of Commerce 

 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's BMTH 160.  Depending on your program, the Math equivalency course will be scheduled in the first or second semester.  Additional course fees will apply.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

  

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Jessica Estrela
Program Support Officer
416.675.6622 ext. 5830
jessica.estrela@humber.ca

Admissions

Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor
416-675-5000

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106
416-675-5000

enquiry@humber.ca

 

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386
international@humber.ca

 

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Tourism – Travel Services Management diploma program is ideal for those who possess a genuine love of travel, exploration and adventure. The program will provide you with the experience you need to excel in this exciting industry including:

  • tour operations
  • travel agencies
  • tourist boards
  • adventure and eco travel
  • cruise lines, airlines
  • voluntourism
  • educational tour companies
  • sales and marketing.

In order to best prepare for this dynamic industry, you will have several opportunities to travel internationally on both short duration trips and for full semesters abroad. In addition, several courses include local travel opportunities that give you hands-on experiences in a variety of tourism and travel products and adventures. In the Trip Planning course, you will plan and execute a travel experience. Destinations have included Barcelona and Costa Rica.

The program also includes extensive computer training with the most recognized software systems in the tourism industry. The airline global distributions system industry software at Humber is a live system which provides our students with the current training platform that employers seek.

Fast-track program – Students that start in January will complete the program on a fast-track schedule. The first semester (January to April) is immediately followed by the second semester (May to July), resulting in a shorter summer break. Students enter semester three in September, completing the two-year program in just 16 months.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

Students will apply their skills and knowledge in the fourth semester in a seven-week (32 hours per week) unpaid placement. Work placement opportunities include positions in retail travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies. You will practise and develop skills selling tourism products as well as gain introductions to operations, sales and marketing.

The Humber Experience

Travel Services Management video

Play the video to hear what our students have to say about the program and the potential of a career in the travel industry.

Rendezvous Canada in Niagara

Tourism Rendez-Vous

Play the video to take a tour with Humber students and Rendezvous Canada to Niagara Falls!

Inspiring Guest Speakers

Ray Zahib

On Tues., Oct. 20, Ray Zahab, widely known for his trek across the Sahara desert, was a keynote speaker to Tourism Management students.

Humber Travel Trade Show

Trade Show

Humber Tourism - Travel Services Management students work with faculty, staff and industry partners to plan and host special events, including the annual Humber Travel Trade Show

The Humber Advantage

Industry Partnerships

Humber’s program is recognized by the industry as the leader in tourism education and more than 300 partners/employers seek out our students as their first choice candidates. Some of the industry partners for this program include Nolitours, Transat Holidays, Air Transat, Jonview Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Kensington Tours, American Express, Sears Travel, Cruise Professionals, Sunquest, Red Tag Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Sunwing Vacations, Sell Off Vacations, G Adventures, Contiki Travel, Merit Travel, CIT Tours, Goway and many independent travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies.

Exclusive Programs

As part of our partnership with Baxter Travel Media, a competition was launched to find the Baxter Student Ambassador. The Baxter Student Ambassador Program started exclusively with Humber and was extended to colleges and universities across Canada.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Humber Tourism - Travel Services Managment students have the opportunity to experience many unique, international learning opportunities through study abroad as well as their Trip Planning class. Seven Humber students recently travelled to Uganda to learn about sustainable tourism and conduct field research. Trip planning students were able to experience the culture of Spain.

Your Career

Our program is the launching pad to an exciting career in one of the world’s largest, most dynamic industries.

Establish your career in:

  • tourism product sales and marketing
  • customer service
  • operations
  • wholesale and retail reservations
  • product planning and niche tourism
  • tour conducting.

In this industry, you will have the opportunity to work in Canadian and international markets with:

  • tour operators
  • travel agencies
  • airlines
  • destination management companies
  • other travel suppliers.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Graduates of the program may wish to pursue the following provincial/national certifications:

  • Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC)
  • Associate Cruise Program
  • Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO)
  • Customer Service Excellence Certificate
  • Ontario Tourism Education Council (OTEC).

The industry designations/certifications may require further courses, additional exams, related work experience and additional fees to qualify.

This program is endorsed by the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC) and received a five-star endorsement from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).

Humber is a full member of:

  • Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA)
  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE).

The program is associated with:

  • Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
  • SKAL International – Travel Professionals Organization
  • Young Travel Professionals (YTP).

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling. 

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program are eligible for the following experiential learning opportunities: 

Short Duration Experiential Learning: The short duration experiential learning opportunities are offered annually each May and are typically 10 to 14 days in length. Destinations have included the Caribbean, Europe, North America and Asia, and new programs are continuously developed.

Semester Abroad Options: Our program offers unique semester abroad options operating annually in the winter semester. Experience life as a student in a different country and get exposed to a new culture. Take your learning opportunities out of the classroom and across the globe and gain new life experiences that you can take with you on your career path.

Current semester abroad opportunities include Europe and Taiwan.

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Study Abroad

Humber Tourism - Travel Services Management students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.