May 16, 2018
The Travel Services Management program caters to students who are passionate about travel and adventure. This program is developed to help students learn so they can excel in positions such as a travel agent, tour operations, sales and marketing, etc. Every semester students are given the opportunity to participate and travel both locally and internationally to gain hands-on experience and knowledge.
On April 4th, Karen Moyle and Liz Stevenson escorted 1st semester Travel Service Management students to Niagara Falls on a familiarization trip as part of their Travel Fundamentals course. Niagara Falls is one of the top destinations for tourists visiting Canada, as it welcomes approximately 12 million visitors every year. This makes it the perfect location to demonstrate how popular tourist attractions operate, captivate visitors, and entice them to come back.
Students had the opportunity to explore and participate in several attractions the city has to offer its tourists, as well as gain a better understanding of how diverse the Niagara Region really is. Some popular attractions include the Niagara Sky Wheel, Casino Niagara, Journey behind the Falls, the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls History Museum, and multiple wineries, breweries and distilleries such as Stratus Vineyards and Peller Estates Winery; so there is definitely something to interest everyone. Visitors to the Falls support about 33,000 people working in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Thanks to Karen and Liz for making this amazing trip possible!