Co-op program details

Tourism - Destinations and Travel Management

Program details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Diploma

This program provides students with an overview of the hospitality and tourism industry, and entry-level management skills for a very diverse and integrated hospitality and tourism industry. Students will receive a broad base of business and entrepreneurial skills ensuring a strong understanding of financial, marketing and the human resources aspects of the industry.

Student availability & wage data

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.

Work/Study Sequence

Year Fall (Sept - Dec) Winter (Jan - Apr) Spring (May - Aug)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term: $15-19
Year 2 Classes Classes

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students and offers suggested ranges as a service to employers for the purpose of establishing fair and competitive compensation.

Our experience has been that employers increase wages as skills increase, particularly when employing students for more advanced work terms. The Co-operative Education Office can provide assistance to employers in establishing appropriate wage rates.

Work term capabilities

  • Apply general knowledge of the tourism industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge of managing tourism destinations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Tourism Distribution System
  • Apply tour and travel costing and planning
  • Knowledge of niche tourism markets
  • Apply presentation and team management skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evnts, conference, business and tourism industry
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiar with front office software
  • Familiar with Sabre Reservation System
  • Provide excellent customer service in frontline tourism and hospitality environments
  • Smart Serve certified
  • Food Safety Certificate

Sample job titles

  • Cruise Ship staff
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Guest Services
  • Hospitality and Tourism Agent
  • Host/Hostess
  • Hotel Front Office Agent
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Support
  • Sales Assistant
  • Spa Concierge
  • Tour Reservation Agent
  • Travel Consultant
  • Tour Guide

Program courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

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Contact information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Jeff Hoekman
Employer Relations Consultant
Jhoekman@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220, ext. 5137