Contiki has launched a new partnership with the Canadian Tourism College (CTC) as it relates to its Travel and Tourism Diploma program.
As part of the initiative, a one-week European adventure to London and Paris from Contiki will be introduced as part of CTC’s curriculum starting in April.
This new feature is designed so that students can gain first-hand experience in all aspects of the travel industry while seeing some of the most spectacular destinations in the world. As part of the Contiki adventure, students will be having dinner with Londoners in their homes and cooking alongside a European chef in Paris. They will be taken on a perfumery tour in Paris, visiting the world-renowned Palace of Versailles, and staying at Contiki’s own Chateau de Cruix – the travel company’s “Special Stay.” Most importantly, students will be receiving behind-the-scenes instruction from the Contiki team helping them understand how to design and operate life-changing trips for travellers.
Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada, has been working with her staff together with Benjamin Colling, COO for Canadian Tourism College, for more than a year to bring the program together and is thrilled that students will be given this opportunity.
“This allows Contiki, the world’s leading youth travel company offering epic global adventures to 18-35-year-old’s, to invest in tomorrow’s travel leaders,” she said.
Milan Petrovich, president of Canadian Tourism College, believes offering this expedition to students goes far beyond the traditional classroom style of learning.
“I don’t know of any other tourism college in Canada that provides this type of experience to its students, in BC it is the first of its kind.”
While the trip component of the Travel and Tourism diploma program will be an option for students beginning their program in the winter, it will become automatically included for all students those who start the program in spring 2019.
Schools wishing to partner with Contiki on a similar initiative can make an inquiry at [email protected] or 1-800-268-1835.