Tourism - Global Travel - Advanced Standing

Formerly named: Tourism and Travel - Advanced Standing

Fast track into a rewarding and exciting career in just 8 months. The Tourism-Global Travel Advanced Standing program offers students with a post-secondary degree or diploma the chance to explore the many career opportunities in the world of travel.

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 Advanced Standing 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 Advanced Standing 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

"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
  • 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 your first semester of the Advanced Standing program, if you register for the Study Abroad Field Experience (SAFE) course, there will be an additional cost of approximately $2000.

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