The Travel and Tourism Management course is a 3 year Diploma programme, designed to train personnel in the Travel and Tourism Industry. It equips students with supervisory skills and operational. The course includes a 6 months industrial attachment. Students taking this course are also prepared for the IATA Diploma Foundation, Consultant and Management level examinations

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Introduction to Tour Operations
  • Travel Geography
  • Introduction of Travel Operations
  • Basic language I (Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish)
  • Destination Attractions and Facilities
  • East Africa Flora and Fauna I
  • Transportation in Tourism
  • Basic Information Technology
  • Basic Language II (Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish)
  • Business Communication
  • Tour Planning
  • East Africa Flora and Fauna II
  • Basic Air Fares
  • History of East Africa
  • Food and Beverage Knowledge
  • Intermediate Language I (Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish )
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Social Anthropology
  • Special Fares and Documentations
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Intermediate Language II(Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish )
  • Career Development
  • Leisure and Recreation Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Reservations  Systems
  • Introduction to Principles of Accounts
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Advanced Air Fares I
  • Organization Behavior
  • Hospitality and Tourism Accounting
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Cross Cultural Management in Travel and Tourism
  • Environmental Management
  • Advanced Air Fares II
  • Meetings and Incentives Travel  Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Economics
  • Group Research Project
  • Industrial Attachment

Career Opportunities

After completion of the course, the students can work in Airlines, Travel Agencies, Tour Companies, Car-hire companies and any other Travel and Tourism related organizations.


Entry Requirements

KCSE aggregate C, English C+ and Mathematics/Geography C- and any other equivalent qualifications or KUC graduates of 1 ½ or 2 year certificate (Tourism Related) courses may apply provided they passed with Distinction or Credit.



  • Ms. Jennifer W. Maina: Head of Department
  • Ms Teresiah Njeri
  • Mr. Titus K. Bagajah
  • Mr. Francis M. Kabii
  • Mr. George A.  Maringo
  • Ms. Jane Towett
  • Mr. Evans Nduati