Endless excitement awaits

If you're passionate about creating unforgettable experiences and managing extraordinary destinations for travellers, this field is your perfect launchpad to a thrilling career.

Tourism Management

From local to global, our programs connect students to place, culture, and people through tourism in meaningful ways.

Learn key business skills and gain the expertise to develop quality tourist experiences, and the ability to successfully manage tourism destinations and organizations at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Students can ladder into the Bachelor of Tourism Management from tourism or business diplomas at TRU or elsewhere.

Become a leader in the expanding field of tourism

Resort and Hotel Management Diploma

Embark on a stimulating career that can take you from winter resorts to cruise ships, eco-lodges, wineries and exotic beachfront hotels around the world.

Two years — on campus

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Sport Event Management Diploma

Prepare for an exciting career producing, organizing and managing sports events at the only sport event management program in Western Canada.

Two years — on campus

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Events and Convention Management Diploma

Get set for an exciting career planning, organizing, managing and promoting festivals, concerts, conventions, trade shows, weddings and special events.

Two years — on campus

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Tourism Management Diploma

Explore your options with a two-year diploma that gives you a good sampling of the specialties you can take in Tourism Management.

Two years — on campus

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Bachelor of Tourism Management

Gain the skills to develop and manage tourism businesses, and contribute to community development in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Four years — on campus

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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma

Build upon your undergraduate degree with a focus on tourism destination development — for career advancement, career change, professional development or the pursuit of life-long learning.

48 credits — on campus

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Ladder up

  • If you start with a diploma, you can use those credits towards the Bachelor of Tourism Management degree.
  • If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than tourism, you can pursue our post-baccalaureate diploma.


  • Events and Conventions Management
  • Sport Event Management
  • Resort and Hotel Management
  • Tourism Management


  • Bachelor of Tourism Management


  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Tourism Destination Development

We provide pathways to rewarding careers in a vibrant industry

Our programs are innovative and have been developed in collaboration with regional, local and community tourism-related organizations; they also draw on the latest research in the field, some of which have been undertaken by our faculty.

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Lian Dumouchel

Amplify your program

  Pursue the Global Competency certificate to earn formal recognition for your intercultural and international experiences.

  Pursue the Leadership in Environmental Sustainability Certificate to earn formal recognition for knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that contribute to environmental sustainability.

  Tourism Management works well with Study Abroad.

  Diploma graduates may ladder into the third year of Bachelor of Tourism Management. Earn diploma and a degree in just four years.

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