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Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management

The Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management aims to provide an understanding of the managerial, decision making and leadership aspects of the international tourism industry.

In addition it is also designed to develop the independent research skills which will be required when working as a senior manager in the industry. The scheme has been devised on the basis that students will attend a course of study of not less than 450 contact hours. Private study will be required over and above this figure. Five of the six modules are assessed by an assignment and a three hour examination. The sixth module is assessed through a 5000 word Management Research Report. All assessments are marked by CTH.

Syllabus Overview:

  • Tour Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Tourism and Destination Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Research Report


Option in Travel Agency Management

Students wishing to prepare for careers in the specialised field of Travel Agency Management may take this specially developed derivative programme. The course combines seven modules of the Tourism Management Diploma with three modules in Fares and Ticketing and Computer Reservations.

Syllabus Overview:

  • Travel Geography
  • The Tourism Industry
  • Business Computing
  • Travel Agency and Tour Guide Operations
  • Business Operations in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality


  • Fares & Ticketing Level 1
  • Fares & Ticketing Level 2*
  • Computer Reservations (GDS)**

* 3 hour examination
** 1.5 hour examination


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