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Diploma Overview

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.


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

Program options:

Global Tourism Diploma
Study for 8, 16 or 24 weeks.
Students who successfully meet all the academic requirements will receive a diploma of completion.

8 Weeks

Monday - Friday

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM


24 Weeks

Monday - Friday

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Program start date: 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. More information.

Entrance Requirements

Before registering for a course or program you will need 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. 



  • Have proven English proficiency of at least 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. Students with English levels below CLB 4 must enroll in language courses (not part of this diploma program) and provide evidence of sufficient English levels before beginning their diploma program(s).

Leadership Preparation Diploma


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


Choose how many weeks you would like to study (8, 16 or 24).


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LCC's Global Tourism Diploma (GTD) is approved by The Private Training Institutes 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 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

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