HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL & TOUR MANAGEMENT

Introduction

With the concept of “Knowledge Economy” percolating into virtually every sector of the economy, an in-depth knowledge in Travel and Tourism, and their management is likely to provide you with an added advantage in the modern competitive career market. The National Diploma in Travel & Tour Management offered by the University College seeks to provide a sound theoretical, practical knowledge and comprehensive training in the field. The goal of the Diploma is to provide job oriented   theoretical and practical training for the applicants and pave the way go beyond to university degree after the completion the   Diploma.

With tourism becoming an essential component in day-to-day lives there is a rising demand for well competent   and skillful youth for travel & tour related professions. The   National Diploma course in Travel & Tour Management will take you on to diverse and rewarding careers in government Institutes, non-governmental organizations, travel & tour business and   consultancies, public sector organizations, service industries in the private sector. The course will be taught by a panel of university academics with highly specialized visiting staff from leading state and private institutions in the travel and tourism field. The modules include lectures, tutorials, practical, field visits and individual and group assignments/tutorials.

successfully completed the G.C.E.(A/L) examination with minimum 3 S' in any stream with Minimum S pass in G.C.E(O/L) English

or

Completed NVQ Competency Standards Level 4 Tourism Management

Total : 3 and half years

Foundation Level: 04/06 months

NVQ Level 5 : 1 year

06 Months on  the Job Training

NVQ Level 6: 1 Year

06 Months on the Job Training

Tour executive

Tourism officer

Tourist information center manager

Travel agency operator

Air cabin crew

Tour Consultant

Marketing Coordinator

Customer Relations Executive

Airport Representative

Senior Tour Executive (Inbound/Outbound)

Tour Executive (Inbound/Outbound)

Customer Relations Executive

Sales executive

Outdoor activities/education manager

Holiday representative

Ms S.A.D.P.S. Suraweera

Mr. P.B.S.N.Kumara

Course Modules in Travel & Tour Management

Semester 01

H55C001M01     Introduction to Tourism Industry

H55C001M02     Information in Tourism

H55C001M03     Tourist Services

H55C001M04     Travel Management**

H55C001M05     Travel Agency Operations**

EMTM01              Workplace Information Management

Semester 02

H55C001M06     Designing & Development of Tourism Product

H55C001M07     Selling of Tourism Product

H55C001M08     Human Resource Management

EMTM02             Workplace Communication Management

EMTM03             Planning and Scheduling Work at Workplace

Semester 03

H55C001M09     Financial Management &  Accounting

H55C001M10     Tourism Infrastructure Management at Micro level

H55C001M11     Occupational Health & Safety

H55C001M12     Resource Management in Tourism

H55C001M13     Legal Issues in Travel Management

H55C001M14     Economics in Tourism

H55C001M15     E Business and e Marketing in Tourism

EMTM04            Problem Solving & Decision Making

EMTM05            Teamwork & leadership

Semester 04

H55C001M16     Promoting Tourism Product

H55C001M17     Risk Mgt in Tourism &  Hospitality

H55C001M18     Research Methods

H55C001M19     Food & Beverages Services**

H55C001M20     Front Office and Housekeeping Operations**

H55C001M21     Supply Chain Management**

EMTM06             Creating & Maintaining a learning Culture at Workplace

Ms. S.A.D.P.S.Suraweera

Prob. Lecturer

Head of Department

Ms. S.A.D.P.S.Suraweera

Department/ Office Address

Travel and Tour Management

Educational Qualifications

1. Bsc (Special) Tourism Management Degree (Completed)
2. Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Tourism (following)
 3. Advanced Certificate in English language(ACEL -NIBM) with Merit

Professional Qualifications

 
Institution Course/Level Completed
1. Toastmasters International (Club Name and Number): Millennium TMC No.7595Success Communication and Success Leadership Series (Completed)
2. Continuing Education Centre, University of Vocational Technology UNIVOTECPreliminary Certificate Course on TVEC Centre Management
3. YOULEAD Project by USAIDTraining the Trainers on Entrepreneurship Development
4. University of Kelaniya ( University Grant Commission)Staff Development Programme for Probationary Lecturers
4. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri LankaCertificate of Accounting and Business (CAB 2)
5. Sri Lanka Eco Tourism Foundation Member

E-mail Address

piumiesuraweera@gmail.com

Contact Number

712124026

Administrative Positions

1. Lecturer (probationary),
2. HoD(acting)
3. Course Coordinator

Teaching Interest

CBT, Introduction to Tourism, Tourist Services, Travel Management, Selling of Tourism Products, Resource Management in Tourism, Legal Issues in Travel Management, Economics in Tourism, Promoting Tourism Products

Research Interest

Tourism, Recreation, Garden Tourism, Urban Tourism, Botanic Tourism

Publications

Awards

First Runner-Up(Toastmaster International Speech Craft Competition SUSL-2016)

Grants

National Services

Contributed for the Program; Building State Capability By Harvard University Sri lanka Loanchpad on Kuchchaveli and Kalpitiya Intergrated Development projects
Contributed to Covid 19 Tourism Revival Plan Prepared by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority
Contributed to Prepare Tourism Strategic Plan to North Central Province-Sri lanka
Contributing as a resource person to Ensure Safety and Security of Migrants in Anuradhapura District monitoring by IOM/United Nations

Mr. P.B.S.N.Kumara

Lecturer (temporary)

Mr. P.B.S.N.Kumara

Department/ Office Address

Travel and Tour Management

Educational Qualifications

B.Sc (Hons), Masters (Tourism economics) (reading)

Professional Qualifications

E-mail Address

pbsnkumara@gmail.com

Contact Number

715116739

Administrative Positions

Lecturer (temporary)

Teaching Interest

Community base tourism,Tourism planning, Tourism marketing, Tourism management

Research Interest

Tourism marketing

Publications

Awards

Grants

National Services