Tourism - Global Travel

Formerly named: Tourism and Travel

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
TV
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

January 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
TVW
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,337.82 per semester*
International:
$7,993.13 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

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, 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 meet industry leaders through events, program field trips and guest lecturers. You can also join other School of Business 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

"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 (for example):

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

Employers include (for example):

  • GTS - Lufthansa Airlines
  • The Holiday Network
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Fairmount Hotels
  • Ontario Waterway Cruises
  • Sunquest Vacations

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.

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

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.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Recommended (but not required for admission)

  • Gr 12 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.

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.

Humber College

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative average
  • Must possess ENG4U or equivalent with a grade of 65%
  • Must possess grade 12U mathematics or equivalent with a grade of 60%
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Institute of Technology Tralee

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative average
  • B.A. (Ordinary) graduates in the above program with a minimum 50% cumulative average will be eligible to enter year 4 of the B.A. (Honours) in Travel and Tourism Management program
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Robert Gordon University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Suitable reference from a Fleming College program faculty member
  • Where the applicant's first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements
  • Must be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website.

For more information

Royal Roads University

Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

University of New Brunswick

Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

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