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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
Career Co-op Option

This program can be taken as a part of a Career Co-op Program.

If you take this program as part of a co-op program, you will take all 24 weeks of the diploma program plus additional elective courses. Upon successful completion of the co-op study component students are eligible to enter the co-op work component.

For more details, please contact a LCC registrar.  

Register – Career Co-op

Diploma Option

If you take the diploma option you can study for 8, 16 or 24 weeks. Students who successfully meet all the requirements for this program will receive a diploma of completion.     

 Register – Diploma Program

Eligibility Requirements

Career Co-op Diploma Program Students must:

  • Be 19+ years old or have evidence of high school graduation.
  • Have proven English proficiency of at least a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 (upper intermediate).

Before registering for a course 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 English Assessment. 

If you finished an ESL program more than 1 year before registering for a co-op program your English competency will be reevaluated. 

By the start of the Co-op Work Component, students must:

  • Be 19+ years old.
  • Have successfully completed the requirements of the co-op study term.
  • Have a Canadian Study Permit and Co-op Work Permit.
  • Have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Have valid medical insurance coverage.

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

Course Information

  • The Global Tourism Diploma Program begins every Monday.


  • Students must achieve success in all 8 topics areas to receive a diploma.
  • Those who take 16 or 24 weeks will receive more in-depth coverage of each topic. Students are required to complete independent activities, graded assignments and/or exams each week.

Students are encouraged to view our English level chart or schedule an assessment test to determine their English level.

Start Date
any Monday
8 Weeks
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 3:00PM
any Monday
16 Weeks
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 3:00PM
any Monday
24 Weeks
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 3:00PM

Any Questions?

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