Department of Travel & Tourism
The department of Travel & Tourism has been established in the academic year 2011-2012 within the faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management. The department offers two academic programs. Bachelor in Tourism Management and Masters in Tourism.
In accordance with the new vision and mission of the faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management; the Department of Tourism and Travel is fully aware of the fast development around us; therefore it works to revise and design its plans to meet the tourism labor market demands for skills and professionals.
Vision, Mission, Department objectives and Programme learning objectives
The Department of Travel and Tourism (DoTT) is seeking to become a national, regional and international centre for excellence in tourism higher education, research and community service.
The DoTT is committed to academic excellence, research and community service through delivering stimulating educational programmes and learning activities in an environment that motivates creative and critical thinking, effective communication skills, freedom of expression and social responsibility. Students are prepared and equipped to engage in life-long learning and carry out careers in travel and tourism with competence.
- Provide a high standard education for people to work professionally in the travel and tourism industry.
- Supply the travel and tourism tourist market with qualified human resources in different levels.
- Encourage students to communicate effectively in multicultural environments.
- Study the current issues in the travel and tourism industry in terms of its cultural, economic and social aspects.
- Keep a leading role in community service and social responsibility locally and internationally.
- Give students the opportunity to develop their skills and capacities and personal development through training and internship in real life environments.
BA tourism management programme objectives:
- Develop the skills of leadership and management through team work.
- Develop students’ capability for career planning, goal-setting and team building.
- Improve students’ abilities to exercise judgment, critically analyse situations and develop alternatives.
- Improve students communication skills (written, oral, verbal, non verbal, listening) using the information technology.
- Provide students with academic foundation, and "real life" experiences for a successful career in travel and tourism.
- Develop students' capability to relate link areas of the arts and sciences to one another.
- Develop an understanding of travel and tourism laws and ethical aspects.
- Develop students’ skills for lifelong learning
- Belonging and patriotism: The DoTT seeks to instil the concept of belonging to the homeland and its sources and tourist, cultural, religious and cultural sites through continuous awareness to value these sites as resources to the national economy.
- Coexistence, exchanges and acceptance of others as a fact that tourism is a way of convergence and meeting between people with intellectual and cultural differences.
- Enhance the value of behavioural discipline among students as an essential pillar of the work in the field of travel and tourism such as respect for the time, the general appearance, etiquette, humility and credibility.
- Transparency by promoting the concept of rights and duties among the students in the department, the college, university and the country as a whole.
- To instil the value of love of work and getting rid of the culture of shame in the society to refrain from education and work in the field of travel and tourism.
After completing successfully the BA in Tourism Management, graduates are expected to be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge relating to the work in travel and tourism in a diversified global business environment.
2. Realise the necessity of critical and creative thinking skills in various fields of tourism.
3. Apply the required skills (such as communication and languages, new technologies, etc.) to work in the local and international tourism market.
4. Analyse and identify the opportunities and challenges and ethical and unethical practices in the tourist environment.
5. Develop plans, programmes and events and studies in tourist markets.
6. Assess economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts related to tourism