A select group of six Tourism - Travel Services Management students got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Pearson Airport on October 10th. The visit included a tour of the runway, lounges and operations hubs. It was created to provide students with a view of the live operations that take place in Canada’s busiest airport and to allow aspiring travel professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the complex processes that occur.
“This was such a fabulous opportunity,” said Kevin Smith, Program Coordinator of the Tourism Management program, who organized the effort on behalf of Humber. “Many of our graduates go on to careers where having a strong knowledge of airport operations is a huge asset and this tour provided an amazing inside view." Student Kelly Banks agreed that the tour provided “an awesome opportunity to see the Pearson airport from the tarmac. It was a great experience from the valet service to the yummy lunch,” referring to the meal included in the Plaza Premium Lounge.
In conjunction with Humber’s tourism program, the tour was organized by the GTAA (Greater Toronto Airport Association) and the ACTA (Association of Canadian Travel Agents).