Tourism - Global Travel (formerly Tourism and Travel)

Turn your love of travelling into a rewarding and exciting career. The Tourism and Travel program offers you the chance to explore the many career opportunities in the world of travel.


Winter 2017
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: TVW
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Patti Watson Email
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Start Dates: January 09, 2017
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,272.82 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): Tuition not available at this time
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
Fall 2017
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: TV
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Patti Watson Email
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Start Dates: September 05, 2017
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,442.32 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,589.35 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

Do you dream of travelling the world? Are you looking at beginning a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries? In 2014, the tourism sector accounted for 1.7 million jobs—9.3% of all jobs in Canada (Source: Tourism HR Canada). If you are a people person and have a passion for discovering what the world has to offer, this program is for you.

The Tourism-Global Travel program combines practical hands-on experiences with class lectures. Students learn the key elements of the travel business through courses such as: Discovering Destinations, Service Systems Management, Tour Operations, Tourism Trends, Tourism and Hospitality Marketing, Travel Reservations and Hospitality Sales, plus electives in business. You will have the opportunity to travel to a global destination and experience the growing volunteer tourism business as part of elective course work, and meet industry leaders through industry events, program field trips and guest lectures. The 200 hour field placement provides practical knowledge, career opportunities and connections in the industry.

The program provides the  leadership and practical skills needed to work for tour operators, destination marketing organizations, travel agencies, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, or tourism and travel service providers. Complete a second business or hospitality diploma in one year, or continue your formal education with our partner universities in Canada, Australia, Ireland or Scotland.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming’s Tourism-Global Travel program takes students on field trips every semester to gain real world experience. In addition, students have the option to travel to Jamaica and learn about the Caribbean travel industry, visit local destination resorts, and take part in volunteer work in the community.

What Graduates Say

"Deciding to take the Tourism and Travel program at Fleming College was the best decision I could have made toward my professional future. Its well-rounded course load provided me with the skills to enter into any area of the Hospitality and Tourism industry that interested me. I was surprised at the number and variety of jobs that this program prepared me for. The placement that I completed for the program led to a summer job and now permanent full-time employment in a position that I love with a Destination Marketing Organization."

Emily Clarey, 2014 Program Graduate

"The Tourism and Travel Fast Track program provided me with exceptional hands-on experience to compliment my university degree. The program opened my eyes to the vast opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality field and ultimately landed me the career of my dreams with a destination marketing organization."

Jaimie Judge, 2013 Program Graduate

“I would not be where I am today without Fleming College. I took Tourism and Travel and Hospitality Administration - Hotel and Resort for a double diploma in three years. Today I work with Marriott Hotels as a Guest Experience Coordinator.

The classes are smaller and attention is given to each individual student. The professors are extremely knowledgeable about their subjects because they all have real experience in what they are teaching. 

Fleming set me up with a student work exchange program and that's where my career started. I have been with a few hotel chains, working in Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Spa, Front Office and now Guest Relations. In interviews, they love that I have the double diploma. I owe my career to Fleming!”

Stacey Mandula, 2011 Program Graduate

"I have always had a love for travel, but it wasn’t until I started the Tourism and Travel program that I realized all the different aspects of the sector. I learned everything from planning to promotion, to living the travel experience. The opportunity to participate in the SAFE (Study Abroad Field Experience) trip to Jamaica was definitely a draw to Fleming College. The humanitarian aspect allowed me to learn more about myself and who I am. This program was more than I expected and showed me this is where I belong!"

Risa Bedard, 2012 Program Graduate 

University Grad?

With your degree (in a non-business discipline) you can fast track this program:

  • Start in September
  • Study for 2 consecutive semesters
  • Graduate in just 8 months
  • Ready to start your new career in Tourism and Travel

Work Experience

You have the opportunity to travel on a field trip and volunteer on projects with local people, experience and understand why people travel to resort destinations. You are also required to solicit and complete a minimum of 200 hours of field placement, to practice the theories and skills studied in class. It is recommended that students complete 100 hours between semester two and three and the remainder before graduating. This gives you the opportunity to network and meet potential employers.

Career Opportunities

Industry careers include:

  • Tour escort
  • Travel counsellor
  • Tourism marketing manager
  • Meetings/special events co-ordinator
  • Tour operator/reservationist
  • Hotel front desk associate
  • Cruise line/resort activities director
  • Visitor information counsellor

You'll find work with tour wholesalers, airlines, travel agencies, destination marketing organizations, cruise lines, hotels, and government tourism organizations. Employers include GTS - Lufthansa Airlines, The Holiday Network, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Fairmount Hotels, Ontario Waterway Cruises, and Sunquest Vacations among others.

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

  • 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11)

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Recommended (but not required for admission):

  • Grade 12 College (C) Math

Mature Students

  If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

*Note: students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Additional Costs

You'll spend approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies. In semester three, if you register for the Study Abroad Field Experience (SAFE) course there will be an additional cost of approximately $2000.

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