Expand your local and international career opportunities - join the rapidly growing tourism industry.
The two-year Tourism - Travel Services Ontario College Diploma program gives you the experience and specialized skills you need for an exciting career in the diverse tourism and travel industry sectors.
In this program, you receive current travel industry knowledge from our faculty, who have a strong background in all of the industry sectors.
This essential knowledge includes:
the practical application of industry software used in the airline and travel services industry
world tourism geography
customer service excellence
Volunteer at industry events and network with industry professionals. Learn about current industry trends like sustainable tourism, niche and group travel and customized vacation planning.
Expand your real-world experience during a two-week field placement in the tourism and travel sector of your choice.
The diverse set of skills and opportunities provided by this program gives you the confidence you need to start your career.
Before graduation, you write the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) exam. This exam is required to meet the mandatory licensing requirement for work in licensed retail or wholesale travel service operations in Ontario.
Algonquin College graduates have a competitive edge with employers because the program has earned the highest (5-star) accreditation from The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), cementing its reputation for excellence within the industry.
Graduates can take their career in many directions. You may find employment as a:
retail travel counsellor
tour operator counsellor
government tourism representative
airport customer service agent
travel service representative (motor coach, rail, auto, cruise lines or attractions)
This program is well-suited for students who:
Are passionate about the tourism and travel industry.
Have strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
Thrive in a team-based environment.
Have a desire to provide customer service excellence.
Enjoy working in an exciting fast-paced and evolving environment.