Tourism is big business in Sydney and no wonder with so many world renowned landmarks. If you’re willing put in the work (because the tourist industry isn’t for sissies) then you should consider taking some travel and tourism courses from the finest learning institutions in Sydney.
Tourism Courses in Sydney
The University of Technology Sydney offers a few tourism courses through its business postgraduate programs, including Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management with courses on tourist behaviour, sustainable tourism management, and accounting. UTS also offers a Graduate Certificate in Tourism Management and an MBA with Tourism Management. All tourism courses are AACSB accredited.
Sydney Institute TAFE offers a whole range of tourism courses including an Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management, Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding), Certificate III in Tourism (Retail Travel Sales) and Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling).
University of Western Sydney offers two tourism courses: Bachelor of Tourism Management which focuses on how the natural, social and cultural tourism environments intersect, as well as sustainable tourism; and Bachelor of Social Science (Heritage and Tourism).
International College of Management, Sydney offers some international tourism courses, including Diploma in Business Management (International Tourism), Diploma in International Tourism Management, Bachelor of Business Management (International Tourism) and Bachelor of International Tourism Management. International College of Management, Sydney has won the NSW Tourism Award for Excellence in Tourism Education three times.
The Sydney Business and Travel Academy offers three tourism courses: Certificate III in Tourism, Diploma of Tourism and Advanced Diploma of Tourism.
William Blue College of Hospitality Management, Sydney offers three courses in tourism: Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management), Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) and Advanced Diploma of Business (Tourism Management).
Raffles College of Design and Commerce in North Sydney offers a Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism) degree with courses on management, marketing, tourism and hospitality trends, tourism planning and development, e-marketing, communication, and corporate social responsibility.
Tourism in Sydney
Put yourself in an international tourist’s shoes and think of Sydney: what are the most obvious attractions that spring to mind? Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, right? One of your jobs as a tourism professional is to show tourists that there is more to Sydney than those two iconic landmarks, while still punting activities like the breathtaking Sydney Bridge Climb and tours of the Opera House.
For example, you could divide Sydney into its four compass points and create holiday packages that include some of the top things to do in the north, south, east and west. Sydney North is famous for the Taronga Zoo, day tours of the Hawkesbury River and bushwalks. Sydney South offers the Botany Bay National Park, the Royal National Park and, of courses, excellent beaches. Sydney West boasts the magnificent Blue Mountains, Sydney Olympic Park and excellent tours from Sydney to Penrith Valley. Sydney East has the very famous Bondi Beach, Centennial Parklands, amazing shopping and even better restaurants.
And that’s the just the tip of the iceberg. You haven’t even thought of all the other parks with plenty of family-friendly tourist attractions, or the many museums and galleries in Sydney that are among the top places to go on any sightseeing itinerary.
You’ll also need to have a number of hospitality contacts and perhaps mutually beneficial deals with hotels in Sydney to give your clients the best accommodation at the best rates. You’ll need to know which cheap hotels are actually pretty good and which are just cheap and nasty, and which hostels are best suited to young backpackers, and which are better for more experienced travellers in search of extremely affordable accommodation during their visit to Sydney.
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