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Travel & Tourism

Travel Far with East Durham College

Travel and Tourism is big business. It's classed as a growth industry, meaning there's a huge range of different job opportunities and potential career paths you could take with a Travel & Tourism qualification from East Durham College.

In fact, there's an estimated 1.4 million jobs directly related to tourism across the country - that's 5% of the total UK employment!

Whether you dream of taking to the skies and working as cabin crew, working abroad as a holiday rep, working in a travel agents helping others jet off around the globe or even working in varied roles such as events management or entertaining on a cruise ship, it all starts right here with studying Travel and Tourism.

Our Travel and Tourism courses help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel within the industry and help you achieve your goals. All of these skills will be gained through practical activities in realistic workplace situations. Your studies will also be enriched by practical 'real-world' projects, work placement opportunities and visits from guest speakers who are experts in tourism and travel.

Take a look at what travel and tourism at East Durham College is all about with our video below!

Welcome to EDC Travel!

At East Durham College, you'll learn in more than just a classroom!

We have our very own travel agent on-site at the college, known as EDC Travel.

As well as the store manager, the store will be staffed by EDC travel and tourism students just like you, giving you extremely valuable work experience and helping you gain the skills you'll need to gain work in

the travel and tourism industry.

For more details on EDC Travel, take a look at their page on our website. (hyperlink:

Getting Out and About With EDC's Travel and Tourism Courses

We couldn't let a course without travel include plenty of opportunities for you to go out on trips as part of your studies!

In the past, EDC students travel to all kinds of locations including visiting the London Eye, York, Alton Towers, High Force and much, much more.


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