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Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management is a (4) four-year degree program that

provides students a concrete view in the field of tourism. This program leads to
expertise in management of tour-operating agencies, as well as other jobs in the travel,
events and hotel sector. It aims to address the need for professionals who can help in
promoting the tourism and hospitality industries in the Philippines. The curriculum is
designed to develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, research,
intellectual curiosity, and operational competencies. The combination of theories
learned inside the classroom, industry immersion and on-the-job training will prepare
the students to be globally competitive in tourism management operations.
Courses offered:
 Risk management
 Macro & Micro in Tourism and Hospitality
 Philippine & Global Culture and Geography
 Multicultural Diversity
 Quality Service
 Professional Development
 Legal Aspect
 Sustainable Tourism
 Tour & Travel Management
 Operation Management
 Tourism & Hospitality Marketing
 Transportation Management
 MICE
 Entrepreneurship
 Foreign Language 1&2
 Business Tools in Tourism
 TPaD
 Strategic Management
 Research
 Practicum

Facilities
All classrooms and offices are fully air-conditioned. The lecture room and laboratories
complied with CHED standards and can comfortably accommodate approximately 200 to
400 hundred students at any time. Fire
exits comply with government regulation. Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors are
provided in prescribe areas to ensure quick and safe fire control.
 3 Kitchen laboratories
 1 Front Office, and Travel counter
 3 hotel rooms
 1 consultation room
 Faculty Room
 Function room
 Laundry area
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management,
major in Recreation and Leisure Management

Offered by the Department of Travel Management


College of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Description
The Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, major in Recreation and Leisure Management
program provides an integrated the study of the management and operation of recreation and
leisure attractions, facilities and services. It will also cover importance components with regard
to the positive use of leisure time, while, traveling, engaging in recreation, recreational sport or
entertainment. The program also emphasizes learning and leadership in the recreational
environment, through which students will gain strong managerial preparation. The overall
learning objective of this program is to prepare the students for professional positions in the
fields of recreation and tourism by cultivating a broad understanding of leisure and recreation in
our society while developing strong managerial skills.

First Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3

NSTP 1 NSTP 1 0 0 3

PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2

PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3

READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3

THM 5202 Macro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 5303 Risk Management as Applied to Safety, Security, and Sanitation 3 0 3

THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3

TOTAL 20 0 23
Second Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3

NSTP 2 NSTP 2 0 0 3

PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2

THM 5201 Foreign Language 1 3 0 3

THM 5205 Quality Service Management in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 5206 Philippine Culture and Tourism Geography 3 0 3

THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3

UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3

TOTAL

Second Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3

LIT 1 Literature 1 3 0 3

MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3

PE 3 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2

RLM 5271 Recreational and Leisure Management 3 0 3

THM 5204 Foreign Language 2 3 0 3

THM 52013 Global Culture and Tourism Geography 3 0 3


THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3

TOTAL 23 0 23

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3

ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3

PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2

RLM 5272 Sports and Adventure Tourism 3 0 3

SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3

THM 52014 Transportation Management 3 0 3

THM 52015 Tour and Travel Management 3 0 3

THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3

TOTAL 23 0 23

Second Term
Lec. Lab. Pre-
Abbreviation Description Units
Hrs. Hrs. Requisites

CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3

ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3

GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3

RLM 5273 Integrated Resorts Management and Operations 3 0 3

THM 5207 Micro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 52016 Tourism Policy Planning and Development 3 0 3


Applied Business Tools and Technologies (GDS) with Laboratory
THM 52017 1 6 3
(TPC)

THM 52029 Operations Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 3 0 3

TOTAL 22 6 24

Third Year - 2 Terms


First Term

Second Term
Lec. Lab. Pre-
Abbreviation Description Units
Hrs. Hrs. Requisites

ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 3 0 3

RLM 5274 Spa and Wellness Management 3 0 3

THM 5208 Multicultural Diversity in the Workplace for the Tourism Professional 3 0 3

THM 5209 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing 3 0 3

THM 52010 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 52018 Sustainable Tourism 3 0 3

Introduction to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events


THM 52019 3 0 3
Management

THM 52028 Strategic Management in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

TOTAL 24 0 24

Fourth Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Lec. Lab. Pre-
Abbreviation Description Units
Hrs. Hrs. Requisites

ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3


ELE 5 Professional Elective 5 3 0 3

LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3

RLM 5275 Parks, Wildlife, and Marine Tourism 3 0 3

THM 52011 Legal Aspects in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 52012 Professional Development and Applied Ethics 3 0 3

Personality and Social Image Development for Hospitality and Tourism


THM 52020 3 0 3
Professionals

THM 52021 Research in Tourism 3 0 3

TOTAL 24 0 24

Second Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

THM 52034 Practicum 0 18 6

Career Opportunities
Airline Food Service Crew Event Organizer Researcher Tour Escort Travel Counselor

Academician Flight Attendant Sales Representative Tour Guide Training Staff

Baggage Handler Public Relations Officer Tour Coordinator Travel Agent Ticke

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management,


major in Travel Operation and Service
Management

Offered by the Department of Travel Management


College of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Description
The Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, major in Travel Operations and Service
Management program covers the study of various components focusing on the management,
operations and service delivery relevant to the travel and tourism industry. It encompasses
technical, practical and professional learning and application of skills with respect to specific
areas such as travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, travel industry operations
and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry
law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.

First Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3

NSTP 1 NSTP 1 0 0 3

PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2

PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3

READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3

THM 5202 Macro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 5303 Risk Management as Applied to Safety, Security, and Sanitation 3 0 3

THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3

TOTAL 20 0 23

Second Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3

NSTP 2 NSTP 2 0 0 3

PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
THM 5201 Foreign Language 1 3 0 3

THM 5205 Quality Service Management in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 5206 Philippine Culture and Tourism Geography 3 0 3

THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3

UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3

TOTAL 20 0 3

Second Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3

LIT 1 Literature 1 3 0 3

MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3

PE 3 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2

THM 5204 Foreign Language 2 3 0 3

THM 52013 Global Culture and Tourism Geography 3 0 3

THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3

TOSM 5261 Customer Service in the Travel and Tourism Industry 3 0 3

TOTAL 23 0 23

Second Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3


ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3

PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2

SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3

THM 52014 Transportation Management 3 0 3

THM 52015 Tour and Travel Management 3 0 3

THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3

TOSM 5262 Tour Package Design 3 0 3

TOTAL 23 0 23

Third Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3

ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3

GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3

THM 5207 Micro Perspective of Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 52016 Tourism Policy Planning and Development 3 0 3

THM 52017 Applied Bus Tools and Technologies (GDS) with Laboratory (TPC) 1 6 3

THM 52029 Operations Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 3 0 3

TOSM 5263 Travel Agency Management and Operations 3 0 3

TOTAL 22 6 24
Second Term
Lec. Lab. Pre-
Abbreviation Description Units
Hrs. Hrs. Requisites

ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 3 0 3

THM 5208 Multicultural Diversity in the Workplace for the Tourism Professional 3 0 3

THM 5209 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing 3 0 3

THM 52010 Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 52018 Sustainable Tourism 3 0 3

Introduction to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events


THM 52019 3 0 3
Management

THM 52028 Strategic Management in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

TOSM 5264 Airline Operations and Service Management 3 0 3

TOTAL 24 0 24

Fourth Year - 2 Terms


First Term
Lec. Lab. Pre-
Abbreviation Description Units
Hrs. Hrs. Requisites

ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3

ELE 5 Professional Elective 5 3 0 3

LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3

THM 52011 Legal Aspects in Tourism and Hospitality 3 0 3

THM 52012 Professional Development and Applied Ethics 3 0 3

Personality and Social Image Development for Hospitality and Tourism


THM 52020 3 0 3
Professionals
THM 52021 Research in Tourism 3 0 3

TOSM 5265 Destination Management and Marketing 3 0 3

TOTAL 24 0 24

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites

THM 52034 Practicum 0 18 6

Second Term

Career Opportunities
Ground Handling
Reservation Agents Research Analyst Flight Attendant Training Staff
Personnel

Customer Service Travel Counselor (Domestic /


File Clerk Tour Planner Tour Guide
Representative International)

Operations Economic Development


Reservationist Group Coordinator Travel Representative
Employee Specialist

Public Relations Communications


Travel Promotions Staff Public Information Officer Media Liaison
Officer Specialist

Travel Editor Travel Photographer Media Specialist Administrative Assistant Information Specialist

Package Tour Manager of Travel Chief of News and


Media Coordinator Travel Writer
Coordinator Literature Information

Research Director Ticketing Manager Area Supervisor Airline Purser Airline Manager

Customer Service Quality Director for Product Development


Tourism Center Director Ticketing Manager
Director Customer Care Manager

Area Manager Country Manager Reservations Manager


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT Major in Travel
Operations and Service Management program covers the study of various components
focusing on the management, operations and service delivery relevant to the travel and
tourism industry. It encompasses technical, practical and professional learning and
application of skills with respect to specific areas such as travel agency management,
tour arranging and planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism
marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international
and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.
Note: SHS graduates who do not come from ABM strand will need to take 15 units of Business
Management Education (BME) courses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Reservation Agents
Research Analyst
Ground Handling Personnel
Flight Attendant
Training Staff
Customer Service Representative
Domestic Travel Counsellor
International Travel Counsellor
File clerks
Tour Planner
Tour Guide
Reservationist
Group Coordinator
Operations Employee
Travel Representative
Economic Development Specialist
Travel Promotions Staff
Public Information Officer
Public Relations Personnel
Communications Specialist
Travel Editor
Media Liaison
Media Specialist
Travel Photographer
Administrative Assistant
Information Specialist
Media Coordinator
Travel Writer
Package Tour Coordinator
Manager of Travel Literature
Chief of News and Information
Research Director
Ticketing Manager
Area Supervisor
Airline Purser
Airline Manager
Country Manager
Reservations Manager
Area Manager
Ticketing Manager
Product Development Manager
Director for Customer Care
Customer Service Quality Director
Manager of Travel Literature
Chief of News and Information
Tourism Center Director

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM)


The program is a ladderized curriculum which provides students with specific skills and
competencies to enhance their opportunities to work while studying. Students receive a Certificate in
Tourism Sales and Marketing upon one year completion, an Associate in Travel and Tour Operation
in the second year, a Diploma in Tourism Supervision in the third year and a Degree in Bachelor of
Science in Tourism Management upon completion of the program. The Tourism Management
Program covers the study of various components related to the travel and tour industry.

It encompasses technical, practical and professional learning relevant to the different pillars of
tourism such as tour and travel operations, transportation, accommodation, food and beverage,
events management, allied services, entertainment and recreation, tourism research and education,
tourism planning and development and other tourism services necessary for the formation of the
students to become well rounded and high-spirited Tourism Professionals imbued with Christian
virtues, service culture and cross-cultural ethics.

Job Targets
Level Skills/Competencies Job Targets

Certificate in  Business correspondence and report writing  Travel Account Executive


Tourism Sales and  Communicate information about tourism  Counter Sales
Marketing products and services Representative
 Apply mathematical concepts in completing  Travel Information Desk
purchase orders, invoice making, releasing Staff
commissions, marking up tour packages  Tourism Information
 Understand markups on arrangement for groups Officer of LGU
or fixed income, overrides, fees and service
charges
 Handle phone inquiries
 Present tour packages to target market
 Design and develop strategic marketing
campaigns
 Provide customer information assistance
 Identify and give locations to local and foreign
tourists
 Provide information on current community
events
 Identify sales promotion and merchandising
techniques

Associate in Travel  Handle accounting transactions between  Corporate Travel Account


and Tour organizations and suppliers Officer
Operations  Interpret books and records maintained by  Airline Attendant ( In-
travel agency Flight/Ground )
 Inform travelers of proper travel documents  Customer Service
 Recognize and interpret international travel Representative
requirements and travel brochures  Tour Coordinator
 Identify and give directions to local and foreign  Reservation Staff
tourists  Tour Guide
 Accept, process and reconcile guests’  Airport Representative
complaints and queries  Liaison Officer
 Prepare local and international tour packages  Ticketing Staff
 Provide guide speak commentary  Bookkeeping Clerk
 Process computerized reservations with airlines  Encoder
and travel agencies and sell airspace and  Call Center Agent
auxiliary product lines using Amadeus Global  Casino Dealer
Distribution System  Office Clerk
 Retrieve guest’s data using computer terminal  Kitchen Asst.
 Identify information required to sell airline  Museum Guide
space, hotel space, tours, cruise and ground  Themed Park Ride Operator
transportation
 Interpret rules and regulations pertaining to
international travel
 Process data using information technology
 Communicate with a data processing system
and ticket function of a typical automated
system
 Identify and interpret reports generated by an
automation system

Diploma in  Recognize and interpret the role of the different  Airline Reservation Officer
Tourism departments in the tour and travel  Researcher
Supervision establishments  Hotel Housekeeping Staff
 Conduct research in tourism and other related  Cruise Food and Beverage
establishments Staff
 Give mileage distances and routes to cities or  Cruise Utility Staff
attractions  Airline Rate Desk Officer
 Interpret fare pricing and restrictions  Front Office Staff
 Compute and recommend normal and special  Reservation Officer
fares  Ship Stewards
 Issue e-ticket  Travel Journalist
 Handle front office procedures  Travel Photographer
 Perform hotel housekeeping practices  Food and Beverage Staff
 Identify opportunities and responsibilities of  Cruise Party Host
tourism enterprise  Port Lecturer
 Sell cruise programs and packages  Project Coordinator
 Prepare write ups with creative visuals and  Interpreter
pictures

Bachelor of Science  Identify opportunities and responsibilities of  Tourism Entrepreneur


in Tourism tourism planning and development  Tour Operator
Management  Interpret rules and regulations pertaining to  University Instructor
tourism planning and development  Trainor
 Conduct employee performance evaluations and  Tour and Travel Manager
coaching  Travel Consultant/Adviser
 Prepare human resource development plan  Reservation Supervisor
 Solve problems in accordance with  Ticketing Supervisor
management policy and mission statement  Operations Manager
 Develop a plan for opening a business  Tourism Officer in LGU,
 Organize meetings, events and conventions Region and Province
 Handle all other internal control items as to  Human Resource Manager
company policy and procedure  Professional Congress
 Prepare sales plan and strategies Organizer ( PCO )
 Organize tour programs and itineraries  Special Event Manager
 Corporate Account Manager
 Sales and Marketing
Manager
 Corporate Travel Supervisor
 Customer Relations
Manager
 Public Relations Manager
 Airline Country Manager
 Custom and Cargo Inspector
 Hotel Function Manager
 Travel Magazine Editor
 Call Center Supervisor
 Airline Purser
 Food and Beverage
Manager
 Recreation and Themed
Park Manager
 Meeting/Conference
Planner
 Travel/Trade Fair Organizer

Curriculum
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT
SUBJECTCODE DESCRIPTION UNITS

FIRST YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

ATR 111 Principles of Tourism 1(Introduction to Tourism Theory) 3

CCO 113 Introduction to Information Technology (with Computer Fundamentals) 3

PPE 111 Physical Education 1 2

ZEN 111 Communication and Study Skills in English Across Disciplines 3

ZFI 111 Sining ng Komunikasyon 3

ZHI 111 Philippine History and Public Service 3

ZLI 111 Literatures of the Philippines/Panitikan ng Pilipinas 3

ZNS 114 Environmental Science 3

Total Units 23

FIRST YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

AHR 112 Principles of Safety, Hygiene and Sanitation 3

ATR 121 Principles of Tourism 2 (Tourism Industry Overview) 3

ATR 122 Culinary Arts and Sciences 3

BBM 112 Mathematics of Investment 3

MLC 111 Literacy/Civic Welfare/Military Science 1 3

PPE 112 Physical Education 2 2

ZEN 112 College Reading and Writing 3


SUBJECTCODE DESCRIPTION UNITS

ZFI 112 Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba`t-ibang Disiplina 3

ZPY 111 General Psychology 3

Total Units 26

SECOND YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

ATR 211 Domestic Tourism 3

ATR 212 World Tourism 3

ATR 213 Tourism Planning and Development 3

BCM 112 Business Communication (with Technical Writing) 3

BMG 111 Fundamentals of Management 3

MLC 112 Literacy/Civic Welfare/Military Science 2 3

PPE 113 Physical Education 3 2

ZHU 111 Art Appreciation 3

ZST 111 Basic Statistics 3

Total Units 26

SECOND YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

ATR 221 Total Quality Management 3

ATR 222 Ecotourism 3

ATR 223 Tourism Laws 3

ATR 224 Behavioral Science Applied to Tourism Industry 3

BFM 111 Basic Finance 3

PPE 114 Physical Education 4 2

ZEN 113 Technical and Research Report Writing 3


SUBJECTCODE DESCRIPTION UNITS

ZEN 114 Speech Communication 3

Total Units 23

THIRD YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER

AFL EL5 Foreign Language Elective 1 3

ATR 311 Travel and Tour Operations 3

ATR 312 Tour Guiding and Escorting 3

ATR 313 Tourism Research Methods 3

BAC 114 Fundamentals of Accounting Part 1 (for Entrepreneurs) 3

BMK 111 Principles of Marketing 3

ZPL 111 Fundamentals of Logic and Ethics (with Values Education) 3

ZSC 111 Society and Culture 3

Total Units 24

THIRD YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

AFL EL6 Foreign Language Elective 2 3

ATR 321 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 3

ATR 322 Tourism Impact and Sustainability 3

ATR 333 Travel Management 3

ZEC 113 Principles of Economics (w/ Agrarian Reform and Taxation) 3

ZLI 112 Literatures of the World/Panitikan ng Mundo 3

ZPS 111 Politics and Governance (with Philippine Constitution) 3

Total Units 21

FOURTH YEAR / FIRST SEMESTER


SUBJECTCODE DESCRIPTION UNITS

ATR 411 Computer Application in Tourism 3

ATR 412 Transportation Management 3

ATR 413 Cruise, Leisure, and Recreation Management 3

ATR 414 Tourism Promotion and Marketing 3

ATR 415 Events Management 4

ATR 416 Airline/Travel Agency Operations/Management 3

ZHI 112 Life and Works of Rizal 3

Total Units 22

FOURTH YEAR / SECOND SEMESTER

ATR 497 Internship (Practicum) 600 hours 10

Total Units 10

Legend:()=units enclosed with parenthesis are considered as Non Academic Subject

BS in Tourism Management in the Philippines


Program Overview

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management is a four-year college course


recommended for people who wants to have a career in the field of Tourism and
Event Management. This course leads to expertise in management of tour-operating
agencies, as well as other jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector.

The BS in Tourism Management course consists of several CHED-mandated general


subjects, while the focus of the study is on the administrative aspect of Tour
Operating business, particularly entrepreneurship and trade planning. The
curriculum also includes operational competencies, event management classes,
investment, market study and more. The combination of theories learned inside the
classroom and on-the-job training will prepare the students to be globally
competitive in tourism management operations.

In comparison with BS in Tourism which deals with the general aspect of Tourism, BS
in Tourism Management focuses on the corporate and administrative side of the
Tourism Industry, particularly proficiency in working on and eventually operating a
Tour-providing Company. This course is very much related to BS in Travel
Management, which concentrates on skills for working in Travel agencies.

Is Tourism Management a profession?

No, Tourism Management is not considered as a profession because working in this


field does not require unique knowledge or licensing. Nevertheless, BS Tourism
Management graduates are very well-qualified for a career in the field of tourism
and travel.

What Senior High School strand should I take for BS


Tourism Management?

Students who are planning to take up BS Tourism Management can


choose ABM (Accountancy, Business and Management) as their senior high school
strand.

What are the admission requirements for BS Tourism


Management?

Requirements at each school may differ, but these are the common requirements:
o Must be a high school graduate.
Those who did not complete high school education may opt to first
attend Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational
Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college. However, some universities only
offer selected courses for PEPT passers’ admission.
o Must passed the college entrance examination
o Must pass the interview conducted by the college / university admission officer
o Medical laboratory results and health certificate
o Good Moral certificate from the previous school (sometimes from enrollee’s
Barangay)
o Particular ratings in the National Secondary Assessment Test (NSAT)
o Some schools require particular rating in the National Secondary Assessment
Test (NSAT)
o Some schools require particular high school grade or gross point average
o Height requirement of 5’2” for the ladies, and 5’4” for men
What skills will help you succeed in this course?

o Interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others


o Good written and verbal communication skills, particularly in English
o Organizational and time management skills
o Administrative skill
o Some career choices will require sales and marketing abilities
o Ability to learn and operate computer applications
o Ability to work under pressure
o Out of office jobs in this field require an extrovert personality who loves nature,
outdoor and adventure
o Creativity – which helps in tour and event production
How difficult is this course?

The BS in Tourism Management course is relatively easy. Several subjects require


memorization such as in the study of places, history,culture and languages, and some
subjects require critical thinking and calculation since this is a “management” course.
The latter part of the program is considered the most interesting; it will be spent
with site tours, practicum and on-the-job training where students can apply their
theoretical know-how into practice.

How long does it take to complete BS in Tourism in the


Philippines?

The BS in Tourism Management program takes 4 years to complete (Note: this may
change due to the K-12 integration). The program may be completed in a shorter
time in schools that follow the trimestral curriculum.

On the Job training / Internship

On the last year of BS in Tourism Management, about 640 hours will be


spent on internship or on-the-job training in a tourism relatedinstitutions such as
Tour agencies, travel ticketing offices, event organizing institutions or at the
Department of Tourism.

Specializations:

o Events Management is a program of Tourism Management that focuses on


developing the skills and creativity of event organizers and managers.
o Housekeeping is a specialized training program that consists of classroom
instruction and hands-on practical experience necessary for providing
housekeeping services.
Is there a board examination for BSTM?

There is no board examination for BS in Tourism Management graduates. However,


if you want to work in the government sector, you have to take and pass the Civil
Service Examination to qualify for civil service eligibility necessary for admission to
government service such as in the Department of Tourism.
Career opportunities for BSTM graduates
o Entry Level jobs
Jobs requiring no prior to minimal level of experience:

o Tour Escort – accompany a client or groups of people on an organized trip


or packaged tour arranged for them by tour companies
o Tour Agency Clerk – perform secretarial tasks behind the counter such as
encoding client’s inquiries, personal information and booking their
necessary travelling requirements and documentations
o Hotel and Resort Personnel – provides hospitality and accommodation
assistance to travelling patrons
o Tour Agents or Representative – sales and marketing personnel who offer
and assist customers in choosing their destination,
transportation, lodging and travel plans. Promotes vacation packages,
cultural tour and heritage site voyage, religious pilgrimage, expedition, field
trip or panoramic sight-seeing through continuous solicitations.
o Government Tourism Staff – works under the tutelage of local tourism
officer in bringing about its agency’s mission
o Mid-Level Positions
Require trainings and prior job experience of a few years:

o Reservation Personnel for Tour Agencies – responsible for scheduling Tour


packages for particular clients. An authoritative penchant for haggling is
necessary when negotiating with hotels and travel agencies for schedules
and reservations at the most affordable cost.
o Event Coordinator or Assistant – helps in the successful execution of
touring plans and schedule such as room assignment and facility approval in
fairs, festival and conferences.
o Tourist Language interpreter – guides visitors in the language of their
choice and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area. This
person must possess an area-specific qualification and certification issued
and/or recognized by the appropriate authority.
o Flight Attendants – airline crew members who undergo specialized training
to assist air passengers in their flight on-board
o Advanced Positions
Require years of extensive experience and practice:

o Tour Agency Operator – owns a Destination Management Company and


takes charge of its overall administrative profile, from office staffing to the
approval of final minutes of a touring event.
o Tour Agency Supervisor – the office manager who directs the flow of
organizational functions of the company. Delegate responsibilities,
organize complex projects, and establish priorities consistent with the
company objectives. Initiates headship and collaborative competence with
the company workforce as team leader.
o Assistant Agency Manager – support the General Manager or Supervisor
with all aspects of the Tour Agency operations. Must also demonstrate
strong communication skills and superior leadership abilities.
o Front Office Manager – responsible for all duties of the front desk
operation which includes: staff training, inter-department communications,
and staff scheduling.
o Event Organizer – plans and manage touring events, vacations, promotions,
cruise, expedition, etc. from conception through to completion
o Destination Specialist – expert in providing information on various tourist
spots such as its historical, cultural, and geographical value; route direction,
flight or cruise planning; lodging and accommodation suggestions and
possible expenses.
o Travel and Tour Counselor – handles inquiries and provides travel advice in
making reservations for international and domestic flights, hotel
accommodation, package tours, and other transportation arrangements.
Attending sales calls and meetings for travel sales presentations.
o Government Tourism officers – develop and promote tourism activities to
attract visitors and generate significant economic benefits for a particular
region or site.
o Tourism Researchers – provide market research, analysis, planning and
marketing strategies/services for tourism-related businesses
o Tourism Academicians – faculty members, instructors, and teachers in an
institution that provides tourism education
o Travel Writer – authors guide books and reviews, with the intent being to
educate the reader about the destination, provide helpful advice for those
visiting the destination, and inspire readers to travel to the destination
o Jobs not related to BSTM that graduates can apply to
o Call center agent – answers phone calls and inquiries of clients and provides
customer support, usually to people from other countries
o Administrative Staff – personnel responsible for the organization and
management of office duties and tasks; positions that include office
secretary, personal assistant and office clerk
o Freelancer working online – doing online jobs for clients abroad, such as
data entry, article writing, SEO, customer support, administrative
support etc., which mainly depends on your skills
o Career Opportunities Abroad
Filipinos are in demand abroad for many tourism-related jobs, including tour
escorts, tour guides, ticketing attendants, agency clerks for tour companies,
travel consultants, destination specialists, language interpreters, event
organizers, corporate managers for travel agencies, and more.

The main countries where jobs are available are Singapore, Malaysia, Gulf
countries and South Korea.

o Salary Levels
For fresh graduates in the Philippines, the salary range for entry level jobs in the
travel industry is about php 11,000- php 14,000 monthly. More advanced
positions can earn up to php 25,000 per month (source).

Salaries for those who work abroad are generally much higher.
Courses/Tourism Management
If you have a knack for exploring places, accommodating different kinds of people and
personalities, organizing, and just making things happen within a specified timeframe,
then you might consider pursuing BS Tourism Management! Aside from the
aforementioned skills, a degree in BS Tourism Management will train you in the process
of critical thinking, research and planning, tourism marketing, ecotourism, and events
management, among others.
With our local industry partners, PWC has aligned itself to produce graduates from the
program who are culturally-sensitive, knowledgeable on resources and opportunities,
and committed to the empowerment of the local tourism scene.

Goal & Objectives


The Tourism Management Program aims to produce graduates who have both skills
and knowledge of theories needed to be efficient and effective to meet the demands of
the dynamic tourism industry, both here in the Philippines and abroad. The program will
give the graduate a solid foundation to start a career in tourism.
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 To develop tourism-industry practitioners who are well-versed in Eco-tourism and sustained


tourism development;
 To learn about various tourism and travel products and give emphasis on customer service,
sales and marketing. They will also study the travel trends and what motivates the clients to
travel; and
 To train the students with skills to turn knowledge into practical reality in entry level jobs.
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Career Opportunities for Tourism


Management
 Reservation Officer
 Flight Attendant
 Tour Guide
 Tour Escort
 Front Office Officer
 Airline Attendant
 Marketing Officer
 Cruise Ship Attendant
 Ticketing Officer
 Airport Manager
 Cruise Line Director

Program Description
The program will equip students with competencies related to the basic and core requirements as well as
those associated with major and minor areas of concentration and elective courses. This curricular
program aims to address the need for professionals who can help in promoting the tourism industry in the
Philippines.
This program was offered by the University by virtue of BPSU BOR Resolution No. 08 – 13a, series of
2008. Its curriculum was based on CHED Memorandum No. 30, series of 2006.
Objectives/Outcomes of the Program
 Develop and discover students’ talents, interests, individual potential, and attitude to become effective
professionals
 Promote the welfare of students by identifying the needs and providing opportunities for solutions to problem
areas in their fields of specialization
 Communicate effective learning to students for professional longevity in the industry where they belong
 Provide opportunities for significant exposure to hospitality and tourism industry
 Develop competitiveness amongst students for their professional success
 Inculcate values and work ethics as essential factors in socio-economic development
Career Opportunities
After completion of the program, the graduates can pursue a career in the tourism industry and/or
hospitality sectors. Job opportunities are the following:
Entry-level Jobs
 Travel account representative
 Tour Coordinator
 Local Tourism Officer
 Airline flight attendant
 Tour Escort
 Staff of the Department of Tourism and other tourism-oriented institutions
Advanced Office Positions
 Office manager
 Owner of tourism enterprise
 Tourism consultant/adviser
 Office Manager of government offices related to tourism