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Tourism - Travel Services Management

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: TT211Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:


  • Academic

    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

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,922.70
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 – textbooks and study materials (per semester).

Approximately $100 – Eco Adventure Experiential Trip (Semester 3).

$50 – course-related field trips (per semester) - TBD.

Additional fees apply for optional travel opportunities.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

 

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 or equivalent at the postsecondary level with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. The Math requirement must be completed prior to beginning the second semester of the degree program. Humber offers a Math equivalency course as an option. 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.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

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

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How To Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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Begin an exciting career in one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries

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. The program also includes extensive training with the most recognized software systems in the tourism industry.

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 August), resulting in a short summer break. Students enter Semester 3 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 work placement. 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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2018NorthClosedClosed
January 2019NorthOpenClosed
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

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Program Events

Tourism - Travel Services Management students work with faculty, staff and industry partners to plan and host special events.

Internship Partners

The Humber Experience

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Watch the video to see our students at the Global Business Travel Association Conference. 

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

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Watch the video to see HRT International students learn to swim in memory of Satvir Singh

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Watch the video to watch our students connect with Travel Industry Professionals in an exclusive event with YTP (Young Travel Professionals).

Tourism Rendez-Vous

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

Peru Video

Watch the video to see our students hike the quarry trek to Machu Picchu.

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.

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students outdoors

Alumni Success

Marc Sison

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I still use all the skills that I learned from the different classes at Humber like tour costing, marketing and accounting.

Study Globally

Students in Taiwan

Semester Abroad - Taiwan

Spend your 4th semester studying at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality & Tourism and experiencing Taiwan’s vibrant culture.

Students in Europe

Semester Abroad - Europe

Spend 8 amazing weeks during your 4th semester living, touring and studying in France and Germany on this European semester abroad opportunity.

Students in Nunavut

Two-Week Global Adventure - Nunavut

Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Meet the Faculty

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 and other travel suppliers.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Graduates of the program may wish to pursue the following provincial/national certifications:
• Associate Cruise Program
• Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO)

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

This program is endorsed by The Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA) and received a five-star endorsement from the Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO).

Humber is a member of:
• Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
• Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
• International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
• Adventure Travel Trade Associations (ATTA)
• Tour Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

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 and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth semester living abroad in Europe or Taiwan. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this optional program.  This experience is subject to eligibility standards and an application process.

Current opportunities include:

Semester 4 Europe: In January and February, our students are based in Strasbourg, France and will spend eight weeks living, touring and studying in Europe!  Students will take unique courses that count towards the completion of their fourth semester credits. 

Semester 4 Taiwan:  This 18 week program from the end of February through the end of June offers our students the opportunity to embrace the local culture, customs and language of Taiwan and our partner institution National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.

Each year, we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Arviat, Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability, participation and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Scholarships & Awards

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

News & Events

Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Staff at New CHL

On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!

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Don (Monty) Montgomery Receives Honourary Degree Award at 2018 Convocation

Don (Monty) Montgomery

Congratulations to Don (Monty) Montgomery on receiving the Honorary Degree Award with the School of HRT.

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Tourism-Travel Services Management Trip to Niagara Falls

Students on Niagara Trip

The Travel Services Management program caters to students who are passionate about travel, and adventure.

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Travel and Tourism Students Take Us to Europe

Travel Trade Show 2018 3

On April 3rd, the School of HRT’s Travel and Tourism students hosted their annual Travel Trade Show in the E concourse.

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Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire

Nunavut 1

As students get ready to head to Arviat, Nunavut for the adventure of a lifetime, Humber Galleries has just opened a show that brings together images of groundbreaking video collectives from Nunavut.

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Humber Wins WWF Designing Change for a Living Planet Competition

WWF Designing Change for a Living Planet Competition 4

On Saturday, March 24th, six Humber students, including Travel Services Management student - Avita Ragnauth, participated in the World Wildlife Fund’s first ever Designing Change for a Living Planet 2018 Competition.

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HRT Hosts the Sustainability in Tourism Conference

Sustainability Conference Panel

Tourism students and faculty alike got to learn from the best in the ecotourism industry at the Sustainability in Tourism Conference on Wednesday, December 6th.

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Headwaters Tourism & Humber College Deliver Third Annual Tourism Ambassador Certification Program

student ambassador with teacher

The legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games lives on in the partnership that was first announced in October 2014 between Headwaters Tourism, Humber College and the Town of Caledon.

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Ray Zahab Shares Inspiring Stories of Adventure with Tourism Students

Ray Zahab Shares Inspiring Stories of Adventure with Tourism Students

Tourism – Travel Services Management students were treated to a visit by travel adventure guru and philanthropist Ray Zahab.

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