Tourism Management

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Tourism Management programme

Tourism, or the idea of people traveling to destinations away from their home for business or pleasure, is a growing field with many opportunities. For tourism professionals, these opportunities include work in the facilities where tourists stay as well as employment in the activities tourists undertake during these trips.  As an industry, tourism is important to development, growth, and economic potential.

Tourism management is the oversight of all activities related to the tourism and hospitality industries. It is a multidisciplinary field that prepares people with the interest, experience, and training for management positions in the food, accommodations, and tourism industry. Tourism management might also include the enterprises, associations, and public authorities that market tourism services to potential travelers.

Career Opportunities

  • Tour Manager
  • Tourism consultant
  • Tourism officer
  • Tourism Information Centre Manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Archives Officer

Objectives of Tourism Management

This diploma in tourism management course introduces the student to the managerial processes involved in travel business operations and destination management, the student will also gain skills and knowledge for organizing a holiday package and best practices for sustainable tourism.

Programme Goals

  • Learn the best tourism management practices that would encourage sustainable tourism at all levels.
  • Change mentality on the tourism industry and the best approaches for developing tourism products.
  • Understand flora and fauna of a destination and the significance of special interest holidays such as eco-tourism.
  • Understand the changing trends of the consumers and the best counter approaches to meet their needs and wants
  • Develop skills in the analysis of concepts and practices in daily business management.

Entry requirements for Tourism Management

The minimum Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Tourism Management course are:

  • KCSE C Minus;
  • Pass Craft Certificate in tour guiding and travel operations;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

Tourism Management Course Subjects

Module I

  • Fundamentals of tourism
  • Natural history of East Africa flora and fauna
  • Tour guiding techniques
  • Touristic history
  • Travel operations and customer care
  • Communication skills
  • Foreign language I
  • Information communication technology
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Life skills

 

Module II

  • Tour operations
  • Travel agency
  • Tourism geography
  • Fundamentals of hotel operations
  • Foreign language II
  • Tourism accounting
  • Tourism economics
  • Business plan

 

Module III

  • Principles and practices of management
  • Tourism policy and planning
  • Tourism product development
  • Ecotourism
  • Tourism marketing
  • Foreign language III

Colleges offering Tourism Management

Tourism Management

Thika Institute of Business Studies (tibs)
Kiambu County

Tourism Management

East Africa College of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Nairobi County

Tourism Management

Cascade Institute of Hospitality
Kiambu County

Tourism Management

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology
Kiambu County

Tourism Management

Tracom College
Nakuru County

Tourism Management

Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management (kifam)
Nairobi County

Tourism Management

Serein Education Centre
Nakuru County

Tourism Management

Transafric Accountancy and Management College
Kiambu County

Tourism Management

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Tourism Management

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Tourism Management

Thika College of Excellence
Kiambu County

Tourism Management

Adept College of Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Tourism Management

Dima College
Nairobi County

Tourism Management

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Tourism Management

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute
Mombasa County

Tourism Management

Nairobi Industrial Institute
Nairobi County

Tourism Management

North Rift Institute of Management Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Tourism Management

House of Plenty Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Tourism Management

The Golden Gate College
Nandi County

Tourism Management

Masinga Vocational Training Center
Machakos County