Tourism - Global Travel

Formerly named: Tourism and Travel

September 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 07, 2021
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
Sem 1 Delivery:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
$1,967.03 per semester*
$8,001.73 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

January 2022

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 10, 2022
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
Sem 1 Delivery:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

Turn your love of traveling 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.

Program Highlights

Do you dream of traveling the world? Are you looking at beginning a career in one of the world’s fastest growing industries? The tourism sector in Canada is currently a $90 billion industry employing almost 1.8 million people (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, Customer Service Management, Tour Operations, Tourism Trends, Marketing, Travel Reservations, Digital Media, Adventure & Ecotourism and Hospitality Sales & Service, plus electives in business and general education courses. You will have the opportunity to meet industry leaders through events, program field trips and guest lecturers. You can also join other School of Business and Information Technology students on an international learning experience to get a first-hand look at various tourism destinations. 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.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming’s Tourism - Global Travel program offers field trips to a variety of tourist attractions and business, allowing students to get an up-close look at the industry they are preparing to enter. Our industry-experienced faculty come from a diverse background of tourism industry fields and are eager to share their real-life experiences with our students.

What Graduates Say

"My experience at Fleming College was great! The instructors in the Tourism - Global Travel program have a love of the industry and want to see their students thrive. Since graduating in 2017, I have worked at a transportation company, a local resort, and am now a travel consultant at Flight Centre. The knowledge and skills I gained in the Tourism program have been useful in each position. Each course plays a part in setting students up for success in their chosen career path. Thanks for everything!"

Meghan White,
2017 Program Graduate

"My time at Fleming College allowed me to truly feel confident and more comfortable in myself. The hands-on experience gained through multiple projects allowed me to grow into the leader I am today. A year after graduating, I moved to British Columbia and started working at Copper Point Resort. I started as a Guest Services Agent at the front desk, within six months I was the supervisor and within another six months I became the Assistant Front Office Manager, which is where I am at today. Without my experience at Fleming, I would have never come out of my shell and be where I am today. Thanks Fleming!"

Emily Carver,
2016 Program Graduate

"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

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 (for example):

  • tour wholesalers
  • airlines
  • travel agencies
  • destination marketing organizations
  • cruise lines
  • hotels
  • government tourism organizations

Employers include (for example):

  • GTS - Lufthansa Airlines
  • Carlson-Wagonlit Travel
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Fairmount Hotels
  • Air Canada
  • Westjet
  • Sunwing Vacations

Additional Costs

You'll spend approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies. In semester three, if you register for the Travel-based Learning course (INTL10) there will be an additional cost of approximately $2000.

Non-Academic Requirements

Your program has one non-academic mandatory requirement. All students enrolled in the Tourism: Global Travel Program (commencing September 2020 or later) are required to obtain their TICO Certification (Travel Counsellor) prior to the end of their second semester. TICO Certification is necessary to work in certain fields of the tourism industry. The certification involves a self-directed study of the TICO course materials (free downloadable study guide), followed by an on-line exam. Students are responsible for the exam fee (as of 2020 approximately $35). Your program coordinator will supply further information about this process in your first semester of the program. Failure to complete or supply the appropriate documentation for this certification will result in denial of entry into TOUR58 - Reservation Systems, in your third semester.

Fleming College Business School Memberships

ACBSP Member

Member of ACBSP, a leading specialized global accreditor of business education recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes.

AACSB International

Member of AACSB International, a global non-profit association that connects educators, students, and business to create the next generation of great leaders.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Tourism - Global Travel must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English and Gr 11 C Math

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.

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.

Technology Requirements

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Some required software applications are not available for MAC OS or Chromebook.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Capilano University

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the EducationPlannerBC website.

For more information
Visit the Capilano University website for further articulation and program information.

Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Limerick Institute of Technology's international website.

For more information
Visit the Limerick Institute of Technology website for further articulation and program information.

Ontario Tech University

  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Seneca College

  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the website for agreement information.

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