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If You Love Resorts, Why Not Start a Career in Resort Management?

27 DEC 2012
Career Path : Hospitality

Many people love travelling, and for different reasons. For some people, it’s exploring new cultures, or disconnecting from the daily grind. For others, it’s the fun of being in the atmosphere of a resort, where for a few days or a week or two, guests step out of their lives into a picture-perfect world where their every need is taken care of. If you’re one of those people, here’s a question for you: have you ever thought about getting into resort management?

Hospitality & Resort Management Diplomas are designed to prepare students for the exciting world of resort travel. Every aspect of the field is covered, from customer service strategies, to day-to-day management practices, to the business aspects of being involved in running a resort. In the end, graduates are well prepared to gain employment in a variety of environments, including international hotels and cruise ships.

Typically three full-time days a week, and 35 weeks in length total, most resort management diplomas are designed to allow students to get back into the work-world relatively quickly. Courses cover the entire gamut of the discipline, including the following:

  • Hospitality sales and marketing
  • Front office procedures
  • Hospitality law
  • Convention management and special events
  • Food operations management
  • Hospitality security and loss prevention
  • Resort management

One of the advantages of a resort and travel management program is the fact that in addition to graduating with a diploma, students also graduate with several certificates. These certificates are seamlessly built into Hospitality & Resort Management Diplomas and are an extra feather in a graduate’s hat when it comes time to look for a job upon graduation. Students can expect to acquire the following certificates in their resort management program:

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association Certificate
  • BASICS.fst food safety training Certificate
  • First Nations Cultural Tourism Certificate
  • Assisting Travellers With Disabilities Certificate

Part of a 35 week Hospitality & Resort Management Diploma is a 160-hour internship. This hands-on training allows students to acquire invaluable job experience before graduating. The internship is generally considered to be one of the most valuable elements of their diploma. It’s also an excellent way for students to develop contacts in the field, and further refine what kind of establishment they want to work in once they finish their studies.

If you love to travel and you enjoy spending time in resorts, why not consider pursuing a career in resort management? With a Hospitality & Management of Resorts Diploma, you can be well on your way to an exciting career in that field.

Contact the Canadian Tourism College (CTC) for more information on their resort management program.