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Tourism - Travel Services Management

Credential: Diploma Program Code: TT211 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

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



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


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

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


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
January 2018NorthOpenWaitlisted
September 2018NorthOpenOpen
January 2019NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,816.58
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

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

$100 (estimated) – Eco Adventure Experiential Trip (Semester 3, Niche Tourism course)

$50 – Course related field trips per semester (to be confirmed)

For certifications, see Professional Accreditation and Recognition section.

Optional elective courses approximate costs: ​

  • Semester 3 Trip Planning/Travel Experience elective course international trip $1,800
  • Semester 4 International Study Abroad elective course – two week international experiential trip approximately $3,500.

Optional travel opportunities:

  • various course field trips in different semesters
  • familiarization (FAM) trip out of province
  • international trip through third semester Trip Planning elective
  • Semester 4 short duration study abroad opportunities.
Fees by Semester 


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. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

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 or equivalent at the postsecondary level with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. The Math requirement must be completed prior to the start of your 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.

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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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Program Contact(s)

Jessica Estrela, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 5830



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45


Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

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

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.

Internship Partners

The Humber Experience

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

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.

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

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.

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Study Globally

Nunavut Students


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

Europe Students


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

Students in Taiwan


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

Students in Peru


Visit a variety of breath-taking sites and take part in rewarding, physical challenges on this unforgettable, two-week adventure.

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:

  • 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 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 and/or costs 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 may have a unique opportunity to complete their 4th semester living abroad in Europe or Taiwan. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this Semester 4 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 aboard.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length.  These faculty-led study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

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.

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

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

Scholarships & Awards

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

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.