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:
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 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
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.
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Tourism - Travel Services Management students work with faculty, staff and industry partners to plan and host special events.
Watch the video to see our students at the Global Business Travel Association Conference.
Watch the video to hear what our students have to say about the program and the potential of a career in the travel industry.
Watch the video to see HRT International students learn to swim in memory of Satvir Singh
Watch the video to take a tour with Humber students and Rendezvous Canada to Niagara Falls!
Watch the video to see our students hike the quarry trek to Machu Picchu.
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.
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.
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.
I still use all the skills that I learned from the different classes at Humber like tour costing, marketing and accounting.
"My professors were so blunt about what to expect coming out of school. Straight and honest answers to all my questions really helped me succeed after graduating."
Spend your 4th semester studying at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality & Tourism and experiencing Taiwan’s vibrant culture.
Spend 8 amazing weeks during your 4th semester living, touring and studying in France and Germany on this European semester abroad opportunity.
Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.
Our program is the launching pad to an exciting career in one of the world’s largest, most dynamic industries.
Establish your career in:
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.
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.
The Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA)
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)
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.
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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
Don (Monty) Montgomery Receives Honourary Degree Award at 2018 Convocation
Congratulations to Don (Monty) Montgomery on receiving the Honorary Degree Award with the School of HRT.
Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space
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!
Tourism-Travel Services Management Trip to Niagara Falls
The Travel Services Management program caters to students who are passionate about travel, and adventure.
Travel and Tourism Students Take Us to Europe
On April 3rd, the School of HRT’s Travel and Tourism students hosted their annual Travel Trade Show in the E concourse.
Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire
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.
Humber Wins WWF Designing Change for a Living Planet Competition
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.
HRT Hosts the Sustainability in Tourism Conference
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.
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 Tourism, Humber College and the Town of Caledon.
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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