Turn Your “Adventure of a Lifetime” into a Lifetime Career!
Trekking the mountains to Machu Picchu, tasting the local cuisine in Paris, guiding a canoe trip through northwestern Ontario’s great outdoors, touring the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship. Many dream of these once-in-a-lifetime adventures. But you can live it after graduating from Confederation College’s Tourism - Travel and Eco-Adventure two-year diploma program.
This program provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry. Courses cover a variety of exciting topics including adventure expeditions, tourism marketing, digital photography, business fundamentals, dimensions of the airline industry, outdoor adventure principals and more. You’ll also have a choice of either French or Spanish language options and a field placement or study abroad opportunity.
- The Travel and Eco-Adventure program is endorsed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
- Earn relevant industry certifications within the two years of your studies
- Learn in the ideal outdoor classroom of northwestern Ontario
- Opportunity to study abroad and experience a foreign culture
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Graduates of this program have a wide variety of possible career options including airline customer service agents, flight attendants, tour destination reps, tour guides, travel agents, cruise line employees, tourist attraction operators, meeting/special events planners, heritage interpreters, eco-adventure guides and outfitters, government tourism agents and many more. The student will be able to explore a wide array of career paths, both in outbound and inbound tourism as well as developing global tourism skills that are transferable all around the world. Our hands-on training allows for quick advancement potential in the many sectors of the tourism industry. Thinking of opening your own tourism/outfitters company in northwestern Ontario or beyond? This program makes a good stepping stone in that direction, covering the practical and financial basics of the tour operations business.