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Michelle Ryan

Corporate Sales Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Michelle Ryan
Firstly it is very important that you get a third level education as this is a requirement in most hotels for a job in sales. This is the most important step in working in hotel sales. You should gain as much experience within the industry which I found very beneficial.
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Travel & Tourism


Course Code:  5M5011
Award Code(s):  5M5011
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at students who are interested in working in the travel industry. This course creates a learning environment in which the emphasis is on practical application of the skills necessary to work in the traveland tourism industry. The two certificates awarded prepare students to work in the dynamic and ever changing travel industry in jobs ranging from cabin crew to tour guiding and travel agencies. The course includes a range of trips and guest lecturers.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Tourism Information and Administration
Tourism Principals and Practice
Communications
Customer Service
Work Experience
Word Processing
Ecotourism
Irish Cultural and Heritage Resources.

Ready for Take Off - this module prepares the student for work in the airline industry either as cabin crew or as passenger service agents. Students wear a uniform one day a week.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Hotel - General Manager   Hospitality Management  
Receptionist - Hotel   Travel Agency Manager  
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager   Spa Manager  
Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator   Sommelier  
Baker/Confectioner   Tour Guide  
Travel Courier/Resort Representative   Hotel Rooms Division Manager  
Leisure Centre Manager    

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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Progression Routes

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