TOURISM

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Overview

The Kenyan tourism industry and the entire industry as a whole, has been growing rapidly and has continued to absorb thousands of people either directly or indirectly. AIRWAYS College’s Tourism Department prides itself in continually training and producing graduates, who have excelled in different sectors that comprise the travel and tourism industry.

Tourism refers to the act of people going to places of interest for sightseeing, relaxation or for educational purposes. The tourism induction continues to grow due to the diverse needs of tourists, create opportunities for trained personnel to ensure the growth and success o the industry. The School therefore seeks to produce qualified personnel in travel and tourism and their related

Prospects

  • Impart knowledge to students on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry e.g. tour guiding, world destinations, geography of different places, and air ticketing among others.
  • To train professionals who will work in the travel and tourism industry and warmly offer professional service to clients.
  • Equip students with a service-oriented attitude demanded by the hospitality industry.
  • Train personnel to work in the airline industry in handling travelers from the time of booking, during flights and on arrival at destination.
  • To produce candidates who will champion the conservation of the environment including terrestrial and aquatic life.
COURSEDURATIONEXAM BODYSUBJECTS
IATA Tours & Travel & Business Studies Diploma6 SemestersIATA
Foundation Units: Airfares & Ticketing I, General Travel Knowledge I, Characteristic of World Destinations, Fundamental of Hotel & Catering industry Retail, Structure of Travel & Tourism.
Consultant Units: Airfare & Ticketing II, General Travel Knowledge II, Numeracy & Statistics , Tour operations, Galileo and Amadeus, Free Language GERMAN/FRENCH
IATA Tours & Travel Management Diploma2 SemestersIATAManagerial Skill I, Negotiation Skills, Marketing I, Administration and Accounting, Technology in the Travel Industry 2
IATA Diploma in Cabin Crew4 SemestersIATAIntroduction to Tourism, Restaurant service, Cabin theory, Front Office, Communication Skills. FREE LANGUAGE (GERMAN/FRENCH)

Careers

Tour Operators

Tour Guide Drivers

Travel Agents or Managers

Naturalists

Customer Service Assistants

Travel Consultants

Flight Attendants

Tour interpreters (Couriers)