To be leaders in Travel and Tourism Education worldwide
To train world class professionals for the Travel and Tourism industry.
THE ACADEMIC PROGAMMES
The Tourism department was established in 1977, to train personnel in the Tourism industry. Currently it houses three full time academic programmes.
1. Travel & Tourism Management Course
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 operational and supervisory skills to work in Airlines, Travel Agencies, Tour Companies, Car-hire companies and any other Travel and Tourism related organizations. The course includes 6 months industrial attachment. Students taking this course are prepared for the IATA Diploma Foundation, Consultant and Management level examinations.
2. Travel Operations Course
The Travel Operations course is 1 ½ year certificate programme, designed to train Travel and Tour Consultants with operational skills to work in Travel Agencies, Airlines, Tour Companies, Car hire companies and any other Travel and Tourism related organizations. The course includes a 3 months industrial attachment. Students taking this course are prepared for the IATA Diploma Foundation Level examinations.
3. Tour Guiding & Administration Course
The Tour Guiding & Administration course is a 1 ½ year certificate course that is designed to train Tour guides, Naturalists and Tour consultants to work in Tour Companies, Car- hire companies, lodges, attraction sites any other Tourism related organization. The course includes a 3 month industrial attachment.
4. Part Time Programmes
- Travel Agency Techniques - Foundation
- Travel Agency Techniques – Consultancy
- Travel Agency Techniques – Management
5. Other Courses
In addition the department conducts
Refresher courses targeting Driver Guides, Travel and Tour Operators.
Management Development Programmes. Areas include environmental studies, History and Cultural Heritage Tourism. Tourism Product Development.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITON
The department has been offering IATA/UFTAA examinations since 1977 making Kenya Utalii College the oldest institution in Africa to be accredited as an IATA/UFTAA Authorized Training Centre
The Travel & Tourism Management and course is TedQual certified by the UNWTO - THEMIS foundation.
The Diploma in Travel and Tourism is accredited by the Commission for Higher Education (CHE).
- Jennifer Maina – Head of Department
- Titus Bagajah
- George Amboso
- Dick Daniel Okallo
- Joan Okeyo
- Francis Kabii
- Teresiah Njeri
- Robertson Ngunyi
Telephone 8563540/6 - Extension 8417