6 seats remaining for January 2019 Travel and Tourism Programs.

*Program has been approved for delivery by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).

Announcing the first program of its kind where the curriculum INCLUDES an all-expense familiarization TRIP TO EUROPE! This trip takes you from London to Paris, over 7 days! Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, cruise the Seine River, stay at Chateau de Cruix, and much more! See below an itinerary for 2019!


 

Canada’s only Travel & Tourism Diploma includes an all inclusive trip to London and Paris!

Day 1 | Arrive London


Upon arrival into London, your Trip Manager will meet you for the transfer to Russell square, Contiki’s launch pad for our European adventures. At the Royal National Hotel is the Contiki basement, the one stop shop for all things London and is exclusive for Contiki travelers. Settle in on the comfortable couches, play some ping pong, or take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. During your time at the Basement, you have the special opportunity to speak with Contiki executives to learn about their background, how they joined the travel industry, and what they do behind the scenes in the Contiki family. Dinner tonight will be an immersive EatWith dining experience in the homes of locals/ or a food tour through some of London’s funkiest restaurants.


Day 2 | London


Explore the city of London with your Trip Manager as they tell you all about the famous landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn about Big Ben, the Royal Family’s place of residence at Buckingham Palace, the horrific tales at the Tower of London, and the magnificent Westminster Abbey. Our day continues at a 5-star Red Carnation property for a site inspection. The Red Carnation collection is family-run, and the recipient of 17 luxury awards. No request is too large, no detail is too small. Guests enjoy the finest experiences from generous hospitality, creative and traditional cuisine, splendid luxury; and passionate service. With a Red Carnation Representative on hand, learn about how a luxury property is operated, and enjoy a tour of the guest rooms*. Take the rest of your evening at leisure. Perhaps you can see a musical in London’s Theatre District , or take a trip on the London Eye.


Day 3 | London – Paris


We hit the road this morning and make our way to Dover, where you can take in the beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover along the way. Once our ferry arrives in France, we’ll travel through the Valley of Somme to reach Paris. Upon arrival, we’ll pop a bottle of champagne, and hit the streets to see how the city comes alive at night. See the stunning Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs- Élysées, and the Notre Dame Cathedral.


Day 4 | Paris


Our first stop for the morning, is into a French perfumery to learn all about the “nose”. Afterwards with a Local Guide, indulge in your inner foodie and explore the culinary delights of Montmartre. Classic French bread; and home-made crêpes are just some of the delicious eats waiting for you here as we taste our way through our bakery tour. Continue to the George V Hotel in Paris to explore the property that boasts oversized suites with Eiffel Tower views, Michelin star dining, a decadent new spa, an elegant swimming pool, and a courtyard for whiling away the afternoons*. In the evening, enjoy dinner with the group, followed by an evening boat cruise on the Seine River – an absolute must for
anyone visiting the city. This evening is your opportunity try your own cuisine with a food kitty hand out.


Day 5 | Paris to Chateau De Cruix


We say farewell to the French capital – for now – as we head south in search of charming countryside and beautiful chateaus. We stop first at Fontainebleau, once home to Napoleon with its medieval stature and grand surrounding ponds. Amble around the gardens before we continue our scenic journey. Our drive ends when we arrive at the Chateaux de Cruix, Contiki’s exclusive accommodation. With a Contiki representative, you’ll have a backstage pass to the property on a tour, and short presentation about the chateau’s history, it’s significance for Contiki travellers, and how it operates. This evening, enjoy a locally prepared dinner as part of our MUNCH program. (B,D)


Day 6 | Chateau De Cruix


Another day, another chance to explore the French countryside and lull about poolside in our castle-like setting. Get involved in some wine tasting at our home-based winery, followed by a picnic lunch to top off your time here. In the afternoon you can assist in the preparation of your MUNCH dinner and learn how to make French cuisine.


Day 7 | Chateau De Cruix to Paris


Leaving the castle life behind, we drive back North towards Paris, but not before making a stop. The Palace of Versailles sits just on the outskirts of Paris and was once home to French royalty. Walk through the captivating Hall of Mirrors or take a leisurely stroll through the vast gardens surrounding the palace. Spend the rest of your evening in Paris stocking up on those last-minute souvenirs before joining us for dinner.


Day 8 | Depart Paris


This morning we say goodbye to the warm embrace of Europe. Although our trip has ended, you can fly home happy, taking with you all of the new knowledge and insight into the travel industry that you’ve learned first-hand!


Overview – Travel and Tourism Programs

If you love people, like to learn about different cultures, and are customer-service oriented, one of our travel and tourism programs could be for you! We will help you build a diverse set of skills to work in the different travel and tourism sectors – think land, air, or sea. Our diploma programs both have a 5 star level endorsement from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).

See what CTC graduates have to say about this program! Visit the Meet Our Alumni page.


Certificate and Diploma Options – Travel and Tourism Programs

Tourism Certificate – (Co-op option available)
Travel & Tourism Business Management Diploma – (Co-op option available)


Tourism Certificate (Co-op option available)

Tourism Certificate Program Courses

Total program duration 240 hours (12 weeks)

Airline Industry
Provides you with the knowledge and skills to counsel and sell airline related products in a retail or wholesale business environment.
Amadeus
Amadeus is one of the major Global Distribution Systems in the world. This course will teach you everything you need to know about making airline reservations.
International Fare Structures
Learn how to calculate international airfares and counsel clients on the best routing and price that meets their needs.
Total Client Management
Learn the accounting procedures of IATA airlines as they would be handled in an IATA appointed travel agency and the accounting principles used in an agency or tour wholesaler environment.
SABRE Red
The SABRE Red Computer Reservation course provides you with the knowledge and skills to complete a travel reservation using the live SABRE Red reservation system to book airline flights, hotel reservations, and ground transportation.
Professional Selling Skills
Provides you with the knowledge and skills to sell travel products and provide excellent customer service. Also included are the processes related to marketing for the hospitality and tourism industry.
Career Days (4 in Total): Get exposure to the travel and tourism industry through onsite visitations or guest speakers.

 

 

Tourism Certificate Program with Co-Op

Total program duration 480 hours (24 weeks)

Students must complete 240 hours of paid work experience in addition to the courses listed above, for a total of 480 hours.

Travel & Tourism Business Management Diploma (Co-op option available)

Travel & Tourism Business Management Diploma Program Courses

Total program duration 1020 hours (47 weeks) including 160 hours of practicum

Accommodations
Discusses the various types of accommodations around the world, codes and language commonly used in the industry, as well as relevant calculations.
Airline Industry
Provides you with the knowledge and skills to counsel and sell airline related products in a retail or wholesale business environment.
Amadeus
Amadeus is one of the major Global Distribution Systems in the world. This course will teach you everything you need to know about making airline reservations.
Technology Business Communications
Learn how to handle and understanding the communication process at the work place, communicate effectively using technology, and develop the written and verbal skills to present your opinion in an assertive manner.
Career Days (4 in Total)
Get exposure to the travel and tourism industry through onsite visitations or guest speakers.
Career Development
Resume preparation, interview techniques, life skills, and the correct use of grammar in a cover letter will all be covered in this course.
Ground Transportation
Focuses on providing you with the knowledge and skills to counsel and sell rail, auto, and motor coach related products in a retail or wholesale business environment.
Group Travel Design
Learn all the necessary steps to confidently plan, organize, sell, and operate a group tour.
International Fare Structures
Learn how to calculate international airfares and counsel clients on the best routing and price that meets their needs.
Lifestyle Tourism
Learn the ins and outs of the various niche markets that are an essential component of today’s tourism industry.
Marine Transportation
Gain the knowledge and skills to counsel and sell cruise products. Learn the difference between mass market and specialty cruises plus what the current trends are.
Microsoft Office Business
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook – the most commonly used programs in businesses.
Professional Selling Skills
This unit provides you with the knowledge and skills to identify a client’s needs, match the correct product, and close the sale.
SABRE Red
The SABRE Computer Reservation course provides you with the knowledge and skills to complete a travel reservation using the live SABRE Red reservation system to book airline flights, hotel reservations, and ground transportation.
Total Client Management
Learn the importance of documentation, health requirements, travel insurance, and the process for changing airline tickets.
Tour Guiding
Provides you with the knowledge and skills to research, compose, and deliver a local city tour.
Tourism Industry
Discusses the various types of travel, codes of conduct expected of employees, key terminology used within the industry, the growth of tourism, and the professional development of employees.
Tourism Research Project
This is a self-driven project with little supervision, intentionally designed to build self-motivation skills. This will help build time management, stress management, and priority setting skills.
Tours
Become familiar with tour operators and their insurance products as well as the way to combine products to create a customized itinerary.
World Destinations 1-3
The World Destinations parts 1-3 provides you with the knowledge and understanding of key tourism destinations, their major attractions and geographical point across the globe.

 

 

 

Travel & Tourism Diploma Program with Co-Op

Total program duration 1912 hours (98 weeks)

Students must complete 956 hours of paid work experience hours in addition to the courses listed above, for a total of 1912 hours.

 


Employment Opportunities

  • Tour Operator / Guide
  • Travel Agent / Consultant
  • Airline Reservation Agent

 

Meet Our Travel & Tourism Instructors

Travel and Tourism Programs - Instructor Gwynne Whitby-Thomas

Gwynne Whitby-Thomas, PIDP, CTC


Named the Educator of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Career Colleges, Gwynne is a long standing member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), who maintains her status as a Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC). Gwynne brings decades of tourism experience along with tour managing in 5 different countries! She has been with CTC for 18 years and continues to inspire and prepare students for an exciting life in tourism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60PLTcqAU-M&feature=youtu.be

Video: National Association of Career College – Educator of the Year Award (3:07)

Gwynee’s Blog

Find out more on Gwynee and her experience in the industry by reading one of her blogs:


Travel and Tourism Programs - Instructor Lori Albina

Lori Albina, PIDP, CTP from IATA


Working with Canadian Tourism College since 2009, Lori brings her experience as a Travel Counsellor and Program Coordinator to the classroom. After working in Kauai, Hawaii, Lori likes to ignite the passion of her students so that they can find their own niche in travel.

Lori’s Blog

Find out more on Lori and her experiences in the industry by reading one of her blogs:


Travel and Tourism Programs - Instructor Christiane Ah-Chuen

Christiane Ah-Chuen, B.A.


Christiane is very passionate about travel; she has visited over 50 countries and counting. Christiane has spent over 25 years in retail and wholesale travel, and the airline, train and hotel industries, working in sales, customer service, management, recruitment and training roles. She loves sharing her experiences and stories with her students. Her goal is to prepare and motivate them for an exciting career in the travel and tourism industry. Christiane speaks fluent French, as she was born in Mauritius; she has also lived in Toronto and now calls Vancouver home.

Christiane’s Blog

Find out more on Christiane and her experiences in the industry by reading one of her blogs:


Travel and Tourism Programs – Alumni Testimonials

Travel and Tourism Programs - Graduate Angelica Ramiso

“Encouragement and support gave me the confidence”

“CTC is the combination of professionalism, approachable way of teaching and very supportive instructors that helped me find the career that I truly love! I am so thankful and a proud alumni of CTC!”

– Angelica Ramiso

Travel & Tourism Diploma, 2016
Current Employment: West Jet

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Travel and Tourism Programs - Graduate Alleli Vitug

“CTC will get you where you want to be”

“Not only are they the best in travel, hospitality and tourism training, but also the gateway to the industry. If you invest in CTC, they will fully invest in you and get you where you want to be.”

– Alleli Vitug

Travel & Tourism Diploma, 2015
Current Employment: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

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Student Life

See what Kelsie has to say about her experience in the Travel and Tourism Business Management Diploma program!


Travel and Tourism Programs - Graduate Kelsie

“I get work for about 9 months a year with great people in the outdoors, and then travel for the other months. What could be more perfect for a graduate of Travel and Tourism?”

I’m Kelsie, I’m from Saskatchewan, Canada and I’m a graduate of the Travel and Tourism diploma program at CTC. I graduated in November of 2013 and since then I have worked in Costa Rica, studied Spanish in Spain, travelled all over the world, and scored a job zipping through the Boreal forest and hanging out in the trees in Saskatchewan.

Before enrolling at CTC, I was working a desk job that I hated in Saskatoon. I wasn’t fulfilled in my job, or in turn my personal life, and knew I needed to do something different. I had applied for a position with Tourism Saskatoon, and although I just missed out on getting that job, it gave me some insight into what I wanted to do.

Read Kelsie’s full blog here.