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Title: Degree and Courses for Aspiring Tourism Professionals


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Degree and Courses for Aspiring Tourism
Professionals
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  • Singapores tourism industry is a on a phenomenal
    rise. With tourism revenues soaring by as much as
    50, and tourist influx increasing by 20
    annually, the industry continues to consistently
    attract international tourists 3 to 5 times
    larger than the countrys total population.

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  • Today, this 24 billion Singapore, aside from very
    obvious contributions to economy, is employing
    approximately 15 million people and is further
    expanding into medical, business, and retail
    tourism as well as many other new developments.

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  • The consequential effect is that it also further
    opens up the tourism industry for more new job
    prospects and opportunities. Further still, it
    has directly paved the way for offering of
    various trainings and educational degrees for
    those looking for employment and career in in
    tourism.

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  • Today, tourism courses are generally referred to
    as hospitality courses in Singapore and other
    academic jargons and circles. This name
    emphasizes a more long term and more general
    sense of specialization not just in the tourism
    sector but is relevant to other industries like
    local hotel and restaurant management.

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  • In Singapore, tourism and hospitality courses are
    offered in two general streams a four-year full
    baccalaureate degree or a range of special
    diploma or short courses.

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  • A formal degree in tourism in Singapore is
    usually a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Managemen
    t. It is formal degree given and earned in a
    university or tertiary level formal educational
    institution.

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  • A full tourism course in Singapore requires
    completion of a at least 40 units composed of
    core and major courses in tourism, electives in
    affiliate fields like accounting, management and
    foundation general education courses in math,
    science, language, social science and humanities.

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  • These BS degrees provide theoretical and
    practical development of competencies and
    aptitude in general and tourism management skills
    for tour, events, financial or budget operations,
    strategic planning and program implementation.

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  • As part of an extensive curricula, BS Tourism
    Management in Singapore of but also enhances
    students problem-solving, decision-making and
    leadership skills in addressing other pertinent
    issues in the tourism and hospitality sector
    including maintaining service tourism excellence
    standards, evaluating locations risk,
    environmental issues, cultural preservation,
    carrying capacities and economic cost-benefit.

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  • Most BS tourism courses in Singapore usually take
    3 to 4 years to finish. A BS Tourism Management
    degree is recommended for those who want to
    pursue long-term career in to tourism industry.
    As a formal degree, BS Tourism and Hospitality
    Management in Singapore is locally, regionally
    and internationally acknowledged.

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  • Meanwhile tourism diplomas or credit courses in
    hospitality management have shorter curricula
    often spread in 1-2 years training design offered
    by formal educational institutions as well as
    technical and vocational schools.

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  • Diploma in tourism in Singapore include more
    practical trainings in management, staff
    appraisal and evaluation, staff management
    including handling of dismissals and
    resignations, developing and implementing
    effective business strategies, conducting
    situational analysis, compliance with

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  • legal requirements, developing and implementing
    budget plans, service operations management,
    travel operations management, front office or
    guest services operations management,
    housekeeping operations management, loss
    prevention strategies, customer satisfaction
    strategies as well as organizational skills in
    handling meetings, conventions and other events.

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  • Since syllabus and structure of tourism and
    diploma courses in Singapore are approved and
    certified by Singapore Workforce Development
    Agency (WDA) in compliance with global standards,
    a tourism or hospitality management diploma is
    also locally, regionally, and internationally
    recognized and therefore provide similar
    employment opportunities within Singapore
    tourisms industry and those abroad.
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