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Tourism - Travel Services Management

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Program Code: TT211
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: January, May, September
Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Make a career out of your love of travel, exploration and adventure! Humber’s Tourism – Travel Services Management diploma program will provide you with the experience and skills you need to thrive in this exciting industry both at home and abroad.

Our program provides dynamic experiential learning balanced with an academic curriculum that adapts to ever-evolving tourism industry-specific skills and technological needs. Paying attention to what the industry and our partners require ensures that our sought-after graduates are ready to meet the demands of the modern workplace.

During your four semesters of study you:

  • benefit from Humber’s affiliation with international educational institutions providing student exchange programs and semester or summer abroad studying opportunities
  • complete an industry placement, applying acquired tourism knowledge to real-world situations and gaining valuable work experience
  • learn from well-connected faculty who teach with passion and innovation, enhancing your critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication/presentation skills while using current case-study examples
  • network with industry professionals and alumni during guest lectures and events
  • participate in local field trips allowing for hands-on exploration of a variety of tourism and travel products and adventures
  • strengthen your resume with desirable industry-relevant certifications including TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) and CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) accreditation

Note: For students starting in September or January, there is a scheduled one semester break between second and third semester.

Work-Integrated Learning  

In the fourth semester, students participate in a comprehensive unpaid . Opportunities include positions with airlines, retail travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies.

Field experience allows students to apply in-class knowledge and skills to real tourism industry scenarios which helps prepare them for their future careers. Our internship co-ordinator provides direction and assistance to secure a field experience.

Humber Advantages

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Industry Partnerships

Humber’s program is recognized by the industry as the leader in tourism education and more than 300 partners/employers seek out our students as their first choice candidates. Some of the industry partners for this program include Nolitours, Transat Holidays, Air Transat, Jonview Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Kensington Tours, American Express, Sears Travel, Cruise Professionals, Sunquest, Red Tag Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Sunwing Vacations, Sell Off Vacations, G Adventures, Contiki Travel, Merit Travel, CIT Tours, Goway, Westjet and many independent travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies.

Internship Partners

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Exclusive Programs

As part of our partnership with Baxter Travel Media, a competition was launched to find the Baxter Student Ambassador. The Baxter Student Ambassador Program started exclusively with Humber and was extended to colleges and universities across Canada.

Now in its fourth year, The Young Travel Professionals (YTP) have developed an exclusive partnership with Humber College culminating in an event in which young professionals in the travel industry network with current students. The program is a great avenue for students to develop connections with current young players in the tourism industry.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Humber Tourism - Travel Services Managment students have the opportunity to experience many unique, international learning opportunities through study abroad as well as their Trip Planning class. Seven Humber students recently travelled to Uganda to learn about sustainable tourism and conduct field research. In recent years, trip planning students have visited numerous exciting destinations including Portugal, Costa Rica Spain and Mexico. Each year a new, international destination is selected and visited by the class!

Student Experience

Global Business Travel Association Conference Video

Watch the video to see our students at the Global Business Travel Association Conference.

Travel Services Management video

Watch the video to hear what our students have to say about the program and the potential of a career in the travel industry.

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Watch the video to see the Longo Faculty of Business International students learn to swim in memory of Satvir Singh.

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Watch the video to observe our students network with Travel Industry Professionals in an exclusive event with YTP (Young Travel Professionals).

Tourism Rendez-Vous

Watch the video to take a tour with our Tourism students of the Rendezvous Canada tradeshow marketplace and Niagara Falls!

Peru Video

Watch the video to see our students hike the quarry trek to Machu Picchu.

Go Abroad

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Semester Abroad - Taiwan

Spend your 4th semester studying at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality & Tourism and experiencing Taiwan’s vibrant culture.

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Summer Abroad

Students in this program may be eligible for a credit through Summer Abroad in Croatia, Denmark, Finland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Peru or Vietnam.

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Placement Abroad

Students have the opportunity to complete program work placements in Canada or abroad. Students may also be eligible to receive a bursary from Humber.

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Two-Week Global Adventure - Nunavut

Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth semester living abroad in Taiwan. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this optional program. This experience is subject to eligibility standards and an application process.

Current opportunities include: Semester 4 Taiwan - this 18-week program from the end of February through the end of June offers our students the opportunity to embrace the local culture, customs and language of Taiwan and our partner institution National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.

Humber College’s affiliation with international educational institutions promotes student exchange programs providing both semester and summer abroad studying opportunities. Additional fees apply and participation is subject to availability and meeting eligibility requirements.

Your Career

Our program is the launching pad to an exciting career in one of the world’s largest, most dynamic and resilient industries.

Our multi-faceted tourism graduates possess a broad base of business acumen as well as sought after soft skills ensuring a strong understanding of financial accounting, customer service, marketing strategies, sales techniques and the latest industry-specific technology required to succeed.

Graduates are hired by Canadian and international employers for positions in:

  • cruise lines and airline operations
  • customer service and reservations
  • destination management
  • niche and corporate travel
  • product planning and development
  • sales and marketing
  • tour conducting
  • wholesale and (online) leisure retail operators

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certification Opportunities

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications as part of the program:

  • Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO)
  • Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Certified Cruise Counsellor (CCC)
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Membership Opportunities

Graduates may apply to become members of the following:

  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
  • Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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May 2024 Standard North Closed
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Standard North Open
Jan 2025 Standard North Opening Soon

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

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International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

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Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,985.24
  • international: $17,589.38

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 – textbooks and study materials (for one semester).

Approximately $100 – Eco Adventure Experiential Trip (Semester 3).

$50 – course-related field trips (per semester) - TBD.

Additional fees apply for optional travel opportunities.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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