Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Celebrate Bachelor of Tourism Management

BTM is 20 years old!

We're having a big celebration and we'd love for you to join us

Come celebrate with us this important milestone: a 20-year record of learning, scholarship and professional adventures for almost 700 Bachelor of Tourism Management alumni.


Culinary Arts Training Centre
Thompson Rivers University


Friday, September 22
(Sorry, we had to cancel the Saturday event)


Friends and alumni of the Bachelor of Tourism Management program


  Friday, September 22
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Welcome and registration with student ambassadors / campus tours
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Class visits and mini-presentations by participating alumni
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Speed networking event for alumni and students
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Kitchen party

Remember when?

TRU launched the Bachelor of Tourism Management (BTM) in September 1997. The program was built on a foundation of guiding principles and objectives developed in collaboration with a consortium of BC post-secondary institutions, and the provincial government.


Initially, the BTM was intended to provide advanced tourism management and entrepreneurial skills for people working in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program was designed to be of particular benefit to individuals who needed to upgrade their skills and knowledge beyond the diploma level for professional advancement.

We set lofty goals for the Bachelor of Tourism Management program . . .

  • To improve the level of professionalism in the tourism industry by providing advanced management education.
  • To provide an opportunity to learn and practice research, problem solving and critical thinking skills at the degree level.
  • To provide the appropriate preparation for a Master’s program.
  • To provide consistent and high-quality program content at all BTM institutions.
  • To ensure course content is relevant to industry needs.
  • To provide an opportunity for those already in the industry to acquire advanced knowledge and skills relevant to positions of increasing administrative responsibility.

Over the past 20 years, the program evolved to serve the changing needs of industry and a more diverse pool of students, while staying true to the original set of goals.

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Hotel Suggestions


Best Western Plus Kamloops Hotel

Cut-off Sept. 1

660 Columbia St. W.
Block Booking: BTM 20th

Single: $125
Double: $140
Triple: $155
Quad: $170
Suites: $175

Four Points by Sheraton

Cut-off Sept. 9

1175 Rogers Way
Block Booking: BTM 20th

Single: $100
Double: $100
Triple: $120
Quad: $140