Tourism Management

Higher Diploma program (KNEC)

Higher Diploma 2 years

About Tourism Management programme

The need to organize and plan on all the resources available in a manner to induce profits in a tourism organization is regarded as tourism management. The complexities in the tourism industry require managerial and technical skills so as to deal with the issues adequately.

This higher national diploma in tourism management course is meant to shape up the career lives of modern managers. The program covers all business aspects of management in the sector of tourism. 

In most powerful economies in the world, tourism boasts of a large share of the economy. This has strategically placed tourism in a leading position requiring managers to have effective skills in handling the situation. The analytical skills learned are complemented by quality practical experiences in the industry.

This has seen the transformation of the social-cultural sector into the business industry.

This  Higher National Diploma in Tourism Management is an academically enriched course with various management aspects taught in the course. The diploma is designed to suit those in the line of tourism, hotel management, and related events businesses. 

Career options include:

  • tourism policy and planning in tourism agencies,
  • running a tour and travel company,
  • working in NGO’s and international organizations,
  • setting up wildlife conservancy and eco-lodges, or
  • venturing into business start-up of developing tourist destinations that abound in Kenya and in neighboring countries.

Objectives of Tourism Management

This  Higher National Diploma in Tourism Management equips students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitude needed to transform the challenges of the tourism industry into business opportunities and socially responsible enterprises in the field of tours, travel, and tourism.


Entry requirements for Tourism Management

The minimum entry requirements for the Higher National Diploma in Tourism Management are:

  • Pass in Diploma Level
  • Degree from a recognized university;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

Colleges offering Tourism Management