First overseas trip for Travel and Tourism students since the pandemic
Our first overseas study trip in more than three years took place ahead of a major travel industry conference in France.
Level 3 Travel & Tourism students at Coventry College will join others from across the continent at the 2023 Travel & Tourism Student Convention at Disneyland Paris in January.
All 48 Travel & Tourism learners had signed up for three-day excursion, which will be the first overseas study trip co-ordinated by Coventry College since the pandemic.
The convention will see keynote speeches from senior figures at the Walt Disney Company, Disneyland Paris, and ABTA & the Institute of Travel & Tourism, with students hosting their own stall and participating in a range of workshops and assignments.
Jenny Spires, Curriculum Manager for Service Industries at Coventry College, said that the trip, as well as an increase in student enrolment on Travel & Tourism courses, is a sign of the industry returning to normal.
“It’s a really exciting time to be involved in the travel and tourism industry, and our Level 3 learners are set to reap the rewards of the confidence in the industry that we have seen over a sustained period now,” she said.
“We are in a position to be able to commit to these kinds of trips without fearing that they may be cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, which is fantastic for our learners and for the travel industry in general.
“The experience will broaden the horizons of our students and give them the inside track on one of the most famous travel institutions in the world, while hearing from some of the most respected individuals in the industry and engaging with fellow students from across Europe.
“We’ve seen a huge increase in enrolment in our Travel & Tourism offer, and it’s great to see that the industry is in a place where we can offer unique and exciting experiences for those pursuing a career in travel.”