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Tourism Management


Tourism Management is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Tourism Management

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

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.

Institutions offering Tourism Management


Experts Business College

Private College Thika Town

Experts business college is a post-high school professional training institution of higher learning located within Thika town.We offer courses across disciplines.Our students sit for exams from recognized exam...

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Mombasa Aviation Training Institute

Private College Mvita

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute is a world-class tertiary institution that offers a wide range of courses in aviation studies, hospitality & tourism, business studies, freight forwarding, media studies,...

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Thika College of Excellence

Private College Thika Town

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Thika Institute of Business Studies

Private College Thika Town

Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS) is a middle-level college situated in Thika Town, Kiambu. TIBS is committed to quality interdisciplinary curriculum delivery that focuses on both academics...

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Jodan College of Technology

Private College Thika Town

Jodan College of Technology is one of the leading higher education institutions with an exciting approach to tertiary education and training. Jodan College of Technology boasts modern state-of-the-art...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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Adept College of Professional Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

Adept College of Professional Studies was established in the year 2014 in Nakuru County to meet the increasing demand for tertiary education.The college has a team of dedicated...

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East Africa College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Private College Langata

Located in Nairobi, the East African College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (EACTHM) stands as a premier tertiary institution, accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Education Science...

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United Africa College

Private College Likoni

United Africa College is well established and believes in serving both God and humanity. We nurture and develop good morals based on the fear of the Lord amongst...

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Stedmak Hospitality Training College

Private College Likoni

Stedmak College is located in Nairobi County, Kenya along Mokoyeti East Road on a pleasant and serene environment conducive to academic and professional growth. It is adjacent to...

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Finstock Evarsity College

Private College Embakasi East

Finstock Evarsity Limited, an online education institution that allows students to pursue their desired courses online and access academic materials conveniently.This gives them the flexibility to study from...

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Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management (Kifam) is a tertiary institution for professional training in business management, banking, finance, accountancy, hospitality, and social sciences.The college is managed...

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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.

Tourism Management - Programme

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

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