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Tourism Management

Degree type
Bachelor of Business Administration
Language of education
48 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Tourism Management trains students to become managers in the field of tourism and recreation management with a specific international orientation and based on sustainable development.

Most people love travelling and visiting new destinations, but did you know that tourism is the world's largest industry, or that it is the fastest growing economic sector in many countries? Tourism has become one of the world's most important sources of employment. It stimulates investment, helps improve quality of life for local communities and provides governments with substantial revenues. Such industry growth means an increasing demand for tourism managers - professionals who design tourism and recreational products in a responsible and sustainable way. During the course of the four-year, full-time Tourism and Recreation Management programme, you will learn how to give people the ultimate feeling of relaxation or the ultimate experience. It is taught entirely in English - the international language of tourism and recreation.

Tourism Management Program Content

Study Program
This sector is extremely dynamic, so managers must be prepared to keep up to date with all the latest developments. As a manager you also need to be able to evaluate trends and surveys, and create products that are both sustainable and beneficial to the local community. That is why this programme will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you will require in areas such as management, policy-making, consultancy, accounting, marketing, communication and ICT, besides all the other professional aspects of tourism and travel. Each element of the programme will help you develop the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for a successful career in tourism and recreation management.

Furthermore the Tourism and Recreation Management programme believes in giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience. This means that you will work independently and learn to take responsibility. You will tackle assignments in multicultural project groups and work closely with other students. What is more, Inholland University of Applied Sciences has professional ties with a range of companies and associations, such as: Amsterdam Tourism and Congress Bureau (ATCB), Innovation Norway, Thomas Cook and many others.

Like all our bachelor's degree programmes at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the four-year, full-time Tourism and Recreation Management programme is based on the major/minor model. This means the programme consists of a major subject, a specialisation minor and a differentiation minor. The major is the core element of the bachelor's degree programme and focuses on all aspects of management. The specialisation subjects are specific to the Tourism and Recreation Management programme. They include: Destination Management, Global Perspectives on Tourism, Business Travel and Incentives, Tour Operating. The differentiation minor allows you to tailor the programme to match your personal interests and ambitions.

Work placement
Your 20-week work placement is your chance to select a company and a country in which you would like to work. Recently, our students have undertaken work placements in a variety of positions in England, the USA, Canada, Australia, China, Suriname, Curacao, Hong Kong, South Africa, Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands. The work placement allows you to put the knowledge and skills you have learnt in class into practice in a professional environment. You participate in practical aspects of your chosen area of work, integrating the knowledge, skills and professional attitude you have acquired during the programme. At the same time, you can expand your network of international contacts. Good preparation prior to the work placement, together with supervision and reflection both during and after this period, ensure that this is a rich and rewarding experience.

Tourism Management the Program for You?

So you love a challenge? Do you have good communication skills, and are you a talented organiser? Do you also have a commercial and enterprising attitude, as well as a flair for languages? And are you creative and analytical, energetic and independent? Then you have the natural talent to become a manager in tourism and recreation. The Tourism and Recreation Management programme will give you a clear feel for what the tourist wants and will teach you how to turn this into a real tourism experience. You will learn to develop innovative concepts for complex products and services. Tourism is a multifaceted profession with international possibilities.

Tourism Management Study Locations

Besides the campus in Amsterdam, you can study Tourism Management in English at bachelor level at the following Inholland Campuses through the Netherlands:

Tourism Management Student Reviews

Read what Tourism Management students at Inholland have to say about the program. Sharon Hoen joined the Tourism program because she wants to become a professional Tour Guide. 

Read what students have to say about the Tourism Management program.

Tourism Management Related Programs

Besides the Tourism Management Bachelor program, Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam/Diemen offers a range of other Management related programs such as International Business and Management Studies

See which programs are related to the Tourism Management bachelor program.

Tourism Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Tourism Management Bachelor program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top professional Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Inholland University of Applied Sciences.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Tourism Management program.

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