Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
The program will equip students with competencies related to the basic and core requirements as well as those associated with major and minor areas of concentration and elective courses. This curricular program aims to address the need for professionals who can help in promoting the tourism industry in the Philippines.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
Upon the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, graduates will have achieved the following goals:\r\n
- The graduate will have essential knowledge of hospitality, tourism and related business disciplines.
- The graduate will possess problem solving capabilities.
- The graduate will have an awareness of social and ethical issues.
- The graduate will use written and oral communication effectively.
Entry Level jobs
Jobs requiring no prior to minimal level of experience:
- Tour Escort– accompany a client or groups of people on an organized trip or packaged tour arranged for them by tour companies
- Tour Agency Clerk – perform secretarial tasks behind the counter such as encoding clients inquiries, personal information and booking their necessary travelling requirements and documentations
- Hotel and Resort Personnel – provides hospitality and accommodation assistance to travelling patrons
- Tour Agents or Representative– sales and marketing personnel who offer and assist customers in choosing their destination, transportation, lodging and travel plans. Promotes vacation packages, cultural tour and heritage site voyage, religious pilgrimage, expedition, field trip or panoramic sight-seeing through continuous solicitations.
- Government Tourism Staff– works under the tutelage of local tourism officer in bringing about its agencies mission
Require trainings and prior job experience of a few years:
- Reservation Personnel for Tour Agencies– responsible for scheduling Tour packages for particular clients. An authoritative penchant for haggling is necessary when negotiating with hotels and travel agencies for schedules and reservations at the most affordable cost.
- Event Coordinator or Assistant – helps in the successful execution of touring plans and schedule such as room assignment and facility approval in fairs, festival and conferences.
- Tourist Language interpreter – guides visitors in the language of their choice and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area. This person must possess an area-specific qualification and certification issued and/or recognized by the appropriate authority.
- Flight Attendants – airline crew members who undergo specialized training to assist air passengers in their flight on-board
Require years of extensive experience and practice:\r\n
- Tour Agency Operator– owns a Destination Management Company and takes charge of its overall administrative profile, from office staffing to the approval of final minutes of a touring event.
- Tour Agency Supervisor– the office manager who directs the flow of organizational functions of the company. Delegate responsibilities, organize complex projects, and establish priorities consistent with the company objectives. Initiates headship and collaborative competence with the company workforce as team leader.
- Assistant Agency Manager– support the General Manager or Supervisor with all aspects of the Tour Agency operations. Must also demonstrate strong communication skills and superior leadership abilities.
- Front Office Manager – responsible for all duties of the front desk operation which includes: staff training, inter-department communications, and staff scheduling.
- Event Organizer – plans and manage touring events, vacations, promotions, cruise, expedition, etc. from conception through to completion
- Destination Specialist– expert in providing information on various tourist spots such as its historical, cultural, and geographical value; route direction, flight or cruise planning; lodging and accommodation suggestions and possible expenses.
- Travel and Tour Counsellor– handles inquiries and provides travel advice in making reservations for international and domestic flights, hotel accommodation, package tours, and other transportation arrangements. Attending sales calls and meetings for travel sales presentations.
- Government Tourism officers– develop and promote tourism activities to attract visitors and generate significant economic benefits for a particular region or site.
- Tourism Researchers– provide market research, analysis, planning and marketing strategies/services for tourism-related businesses
- Tourism Academicians– faculty members, instructors, and teachers in an institution that provides tourism education
- Travel Writer– authors guide books and reviews, with the intent being to educate the reader about the destination, provide helpful advice for those visiting the destination, and inspire readers to travel to the destination