International Travel and Tourism

CampusStart Date
St. AndrewsSeptember 2018

Program Overview

International Travel and Tourism professionals know that personal growth starts with fresh scenery and a sense of adventure. They explore new social, geographical, and cultural terrains. Our program combines classroom work, industry attachments, practical work experience and international travel. While most other travel and tourism programs include a branded packaged tour for their students, this innovative program sees you researching, developing, and facilitating an international tour of your own design. You'll gain marketing and sales skills to develop and implement tourism destination products in the areas of sport, culture, adventure, entertainment, recreation, food, education, and history. International Travel is both a science and art; experts are needed to fulfill dreams today.

Want to see what past students have experienced on their capstone project travels? Check out the Pack Your Bags NBCC student blog.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    Upon graduation, you will be prepared to begin a career with companies attracting, or doing business with international clients. You will also be prepared for employment in the hospitality, tourism and recreation industries. Careers as travel sales consultants, cruise and leisure travel advisors, worldwide reservation consultants, visitor information counsellors, event planning coordinators, tour guides, meeting and convention coordinators, corporate travel consultants, customer relations specialists, travel wholesale brokers and international destination marketing specialists and entrepreneurs await you.

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    NOC Codes

    0621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers
    1453 - Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks
    6411 - Sales and account representatives – wholesale trade (non-technical)
    6431 - Travel Counsellors
    6441 - Tour and Travel Guides


    What you will learn

    • Tourism
    • Travel Counselling
    • Tour Guiding and Interpretation
    • Customer Service and Sales
    • Business Planning
    • Communication and Writing
    • Airline and Surface Transportation
    • Marketing
    • Travel and Tourism Policy and Procedures
    • Destination Geography
    • Travel Itineraries
    • Presentation Skills


    Program Courses

    This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

    Explore the essential components of event management by providing the opportunity for the student to experience the full event planning and implementation process including various elements that support and enhance a successful event.

    Students spend a three-week period working in an industry setting where they will apply their learning in a real world context. They are required to document this experience in a report that is shared with the faculty advisor.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.
     
     

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    Sales and customer service skills are highly valued in all segments of business. Customers expect to be provided quality service and to have their issues addressed efficiently and effectively. Here, students learn to handle specific sales situations and provide quality customer service in any circumstance.
     
    Be aware that this course is practical in nature. Students participate in role plays as well as real-life sales situations. Students respond to sales requests from the public, complete the sales transaction, and follow-up.

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    The tourism industry includes a tremendous variety of attractions, from natural scenery and outdoor recreation, to shopping and cultural/heritage events. Wherever visitors go, they enjoy the experience of learning about their destination from knowledgeable, experienced persons. Whether participating with a large group of people on a long tour, or experiencing an attraction or natural site, an explanation of what one is seeing is an important part of the visitor’s experience. Here, students explore the process of providing group leadership and interpretation services to groups of visitors and tourists. They assess the various activities and locations in the tourism industry that require guides and interpretation for visitors, including: escorted travelers, museum docents, and attraction interpreters.

    Designing your own tour is a way to compete for the growing number of travellers who are seeking this type of vacation. This, in turn, will earn you more money. In this course students create (construct) tours, market tour packages, and design a tour brochure for promotion.

    In this course, students execute and evaluate an international excursion that they, themselves, designed and developed. It is the culmination of the designing, planning, development, and marketing of a self-produced travel itinerary.  They capture, organize, and present the the results of previous course competencies in the form of a portfolio which they complete and present at the end of the excursion. This documentation is also a valuable piece to present to a prospective employer.

    This course is designed to research transportation products sold by the travel industry and examine how payment is received from these suppliers by the agency or wholesaler. The student differentiates among transportation services sold within the industry and completes the steps necessary for travel, including: reservations, fare construction, and ticketing.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Part of this course consists of independent reservations system training.

    This course is the first in a series of tourism and culture courses that explores the range of variables influencing people’s decision to travel to a given country or region.  Students explore everything from the language, religion, cuisine, social behaviors, music, and arts of a given culture to the area’s current political and social affairs.  Students examine the area’s cultural and tourist attractions and how these relate to prospective client’s motivations, needs, and expectations.
     
    In this particular course, we begin by examining New Brunswick tourism and culture and progress on to the larger scope of the Atlantic Provinces, Canada as a whole, and the North American continent as a whole. 

    This course is one in a series of tourism and culture courses that explores the range of variables influencing people’s decision to travel to a given country or region.  Students explore everything from the language, religion, cuisine, social behaviors, music, and arts of a given culture to the area’s current political and social affairs.  Students examine the area’s cultural and tourist attractions and how these relate to prospective client’s motivations, needs, and expectations.
     
    In this particular course, we examine European culture and tourism.

    This course is one in a series of tourism and culture courses that explores the range of variables influencing people’s decision to travel to a given country or region.  Students explore everything from the language, religion, cuisine, social behaviors, music, and arts of a given culture to the area’s current political and social affairs.  Students examine the area’s cultural and tourist attractions and how these relate to prospective client’s motivations, needs, and expectations.


    In this particular course, we examine the culture and tourism of Central and South America.

    This course is one in a series of tourism and culture courses that explores the range of variables influencing people’s decision to travel to a given country or region.  Students explore everything from the language, religion, cuisine, social behaviors, music, and arts of a given culture to the area’s current political and social affairs.  Students examine the area’s cultural and tourist attractions and how these relate to prospective client’s motivations, needs, and expectations.
     
    In this particular course, we examine the culture and tourism of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific.

    This course is designed to examine the evolution of the travel and tourism industry and the variables influencing its presence as one of the fastest growing global economies. Students also delve into the mind of the traveler, gaining an understanding of their motivations, needs, and expectations so as to better serve their travel needs.

    This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of physical geography for the purposes of coordinating international travel. Here students learn the world geography of continents, countries, states/provinces, and the major cities/towns within them as well as the physical characteristics of the given regions.  Students also learn the essential documentation required for cross-border travel and international travel.
     

    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to coordinate and implement accommodation, cruise, and tour packages. Students learn the terms and conditions of standard packages as well as the travel insurance rules and regulations associated with them.  From a practical standpoint, students utilize the technology to make reservations and conduct cost-benefit analyses of the travel packages.
     

    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill to devise a sustainable tourism strategy that addresses visitor needs while supporting the sustainability of the host community, its industry, and its environment. Students learn the fundamental principles of sustainable tourism and apply these principles in a region of their choosing, working in conjunction with community organizations and stakeholders.

    This course is designed to practically apply the knowledge and skill acquired to date to a real-world setting. Here, students run a mock travel and tour agency to serve the needs of at least one outside client and to develop one interpretation program for a local site. A component of this course is also used to help students prepare for external certification examinations.

    Prerequisites:

    • TOUR1066B
    • TOUR1078C

    This course is designed to explore entrepreneurial ventures in the travel and tourism industry. Here, students apply theoretical business constructs to establish a mock travel and tour agency that will promote and sell a local site interpretation program (created in TOUR1096). Proceeds made from the sale of the interpretation program are donated to a charity of the students’ choice.

    Prerequisites:

    • TOUR1096A


    Specific Considerations

    From day one of the program, students are engaged in researching, developing and implementing a course-based capstone project in which students travel to an international destination to experientially test a unique travel product they create. By travelling to their chosen destination(s) and participating in activities they plan, students evaluate their own product. Students experience significant personal and professional growth and development. The capstone project will integrate the learning achieved throughout the program. The associated fee for meeting the requirements of the capstone project/course is $2,500 which is due Oct 1st each academic year. Applicants are advised to inform associated funding agencies of this additional program cost.

    The International Travel and Tourism program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E.) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).


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