|DESCRIPTION||Tourism, or the idea of people traveling to destinations away from their homes for business or pleasure, is a growing field with many opportunities. For tourism professionals, these opportunities include work in the facilities where tourists stay as well as employment in the activities tourists undertake during these trips. As an industry, tourism is important for development, growth, and economic potential.
Tourism management is the oversight of all activities related to the tourism and hospitality industries. It is a multidisciplinary field that prepares people with the interest, experience, and training for management positions in the food, accommodations, and tourism industry. Tourism management might also include the enterprises, associations, and public authorities that market tourism services to potential travelers.
|ASSESSEMENT METHODS||Written exam 70%
Practical tests 30%
|ENTRY REQUIREMENTS||KCSE D (Cert) KCSE C- (Dip)|
|DURATION||2 Years (Cert) 3 Years (Dip)|
|UNITS IN EACH MODULE|
|CAREER OPPORTUNITIES||Tour Manager
Tourism Information Centre Manager
Travel agency manager
|ACADEMIC PROGRESSION||Degree in Hospitality Management|
|WHAT WILL I LEARN?||
Learn the best tourism management practices that would encourage sustainable tourism at all levels.
Change mentality on the tourism industry and the best approaches for developing tourism products.
Understand flora and fauna of a destination and the significance of special interest holidays such as eco-tourism.
Understand the changing trends of the consumers and the best counter approaches to meet their needs and wants
Develop skills in the analysis of concepts and practices in daily business management.