Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Tourism and Travel

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2017 Barrie

Program description

Discover and engage in the exciting world of tourism at Georgian College. Experience a unique blend of supportive academic instruction and active hands-on learning opportunities designed to provide a solid foundation for entry into the world’s fastest growing industry. The demand for new tourism experiences has created many exceptional career possibilities. An extended co-op work term also allows students to gain and sustain valuable industry knowledge and skills that set them apart from other applicants upon graduation. Join this dynamic global industry and explore a world of possibility.

Sustain. Engage. Discover. Experience.

Effective September 2016, the program Tourism and Travel (major code TRVL) will be re-titled Tourism – Marketing and Product Development (major code TMPD). Download the Tourism – Marketing and Product Development (TMPD) program outline.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Tourism and Travel articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
REAS1000 Research in the Information Society
TOUR1009 Dynamics of Hospitality and Tourism
TOUR1010 Eco-Adventure Travel
TOUR1001 Canadian Tourism Destinations
TOUR1004 Professional Customer Service
TOUR1011 World Tourism Destinations
TOUR2023 Festival and Event Planning
TOUR2016 Tourism Data Collection/Analys
TOUR2024 Guiding and Interpretation
TOUR2025 Managing Attractions
TOUR2026 Managing Destinations
TOUR2027 Sustainable Tourism
TOUR2010 Tourism Promotion
TOUR2028 Global Travel Patterns and Trends
TOUR2029 Tour Packaging and Sales
ACCT1013 Accounting Fundamentals

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Term

COOP1003 Hosp. and Tourism Work Term 1

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