The Global Tourism Diploma (GTD) program is designed to introduce concepts and develop skills needed to be a competent member of an international travel planning team.  This program provides a background on tourism service suppliers and their social, cultural and political impact, as well as practical introductions to event planning, tour guiding, tourism promotion and customer service. Case studies and common travel problems will be examined.

Students who successfully meet all the academic requirements will receive a Global Tourism diploma.

  • GTD100 – Economic, Environmental, Political and Cultural Impacts
  • GTD101 – Tourism Sales and Customer Service
  • GTD102 – Transportation
  • GTD103 – Attractions and Entertainment; Creating Guided Tours
  • GTD104 – Food and Beverage Services
  • GTD105 – Hotels and Other Accommodation
  • GTD106 – Event Planning and Management
  • GTD107 – Planning and Connecting Travellers to Services

Available Options and Fees

Develop skills to join an international travel or tourism team.

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Global Tourism Diploma

Program duration:

8 Weeks

Real-time online classes:

Monday – Friday


12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Diploma tuition cost:


Upcoming Program Start Dates

Any Monday

Depending on class seat availability, students may be asked to start their course or program at a later date.

Other fees: 

Registration fee: $150.
Students who re-register for this program may not need to pay the registration fee.

Entrance Requirements

Before registering, you are required to provide proof of English Proficiency. This can be done by providing a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLBPT or CELPIP score, or by taking LCC’s free online English assessment.

  • You need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 or higher in at least two skills (no skill lower than 4), OR successful completion of the Business Diploma Program (BDP).
  • Students with higher CLB levels but no Canadian work experience or resume are also encouraged to take BDP, which will prepare you to work in Canada.
  • Students with English levels below CLB 4 can enroll in language courses (not part of this diploma program) to provide evidence of sufficient English levels before beginning their diploma program(s).

PTIB Designation

LCC’s Global Tourism Diploma (GTD) is approved by The Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education. For more information about our designation, including an approved program list, please click here.

Learning Outcomes

Be aware of specific challenges in tourism-related businesses, and be able to plan solutions

Be able to demonstrate practical skills for

  • event planning
  • tour guiding
  • promotion
  • customer service

Understand cultural and social factors affecting global tourism

How To Apply

Step One

Review the admission policy and our other policies. If needed, take our free online English assessment

Step Two

Choose your preferred start dates.  If the course is full, you may need to switch dates.

Step Three

Register now!