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tHE travel and tourism in­dus­try holds great ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for those who like to ex­pe­ri­ence new sights and cul­tures – and be­ing paid to do so, with board and lodg­ing in­cluded.

Glob­ally, tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity are among the key ser­vice in­dus­tries that mu­tu­ally drive each other to illuminate a coun­try as a tourist and busi­ness des­ti­na­tion.

The global travel in­dus­try com­prises a wide va­ri­ety of businesses – from ho­tels and inns to casino re­sorts, trains, buses, air­planes, cruise ships, tour oper­a­tors and travel book­ers, both on­line and phys­i­cal.

At Nanyang’s School of Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity in Sin­ga­pore, stu­dents ben­e­fit from qual­ity aca­demic and hands-on pro­grammes that are of­fered in col­lab­o­ra­tion with rep­utable af­fil­i­ated in­sti­tutes.

They get to ex­pe­ri­ence Sin­ga­pore’s vi­brancy and the ser­vice in­dus­try’s pro­fes­sion­al­ism as a re­gional hub for busi­ness and leisure trav­ellers first hand.

Its course is in­dus­try-fo­cused and is de­signed for ca­reer de­vel­op­ment.

Nanyang In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment is a four-year Edutrust-cer­ti­fied PEI, with strong ed­u­ca­tion em­pha­sis in the tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tors.

Lo­cated in the heart of the Clark Quay Cen­tral busi­ness district, it of­fers Di­ploma, Ad­vanced Di­ploma, De­gree and Post-Grad­u­ate pro­grammes in Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity man­age­ment with ac­cred­ited path­ways to Bri­tish and Aus­tralian Uni­ver­si­ties – in par­tic­u­lar the Fed­er­a­tion Univer­sity Aus­tralia.

Com­plet­ing the the­ory mod­ules at the Di­ploma pro­gramme al­lows stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity for a six­month in­tern­ship at pre­mier ho­tels such as The Fuller­ton, the ShangriLa, and more.

At Nanyang, the pro­grammes are spe­cially de­signed to con­tex­tu­alise tourism within the field of busi­ness and man­age­ment.

It pro­vides stu­dents with sig­nif­i­cant flex­i­bil­ity in terms of ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The Head of School for Tourism and Hos­pi­tal­ity at Nanyang, Mar­cus Lim, says: “Study­ing tourism in vi­brant tourist cities is cer­tainly an ad­van­tage and a priv­i­lege, pro­vid­ing a real op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to un­der­stand how tourism ac­tu­ally func­tions and how it is struc­tured vis-a-vis a global con­text.

“Tourism en­com­passes a range of other sub-in­dus­tries, such as hos­pi­tal­ity, trans­port, en­ter­tain­ment, leisure, sports, re­tail and events, as well as the cul­tural, arts and her­itage in­dus­tries.”

Nanyang’s tourism pro­grammes em­pha­sise the value of ad­vanc­ing stu­dents’ soft skills and IT com­pe­ten­cies.

It pro­vides both Amadeus and Opera soft­ware cour­ses that are in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed soft­ware op­er­at­ing sys­tems and are cur­rently used by the best ho­tels and travel agencies of the world.

The in­tern­ship pro­gramme also helps stu­dents es­tab­lish a close re­la­tion­ship with the in­dus­try and de­velop sup­ple­men­tary skills through their work ex­pe­ri­ence.

Con­se­quently, the tourism pro­gramme in­volves learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as site vis­its and en­cour­ages learn­ing “be­yond the class­room”.

Aca­demic di­rec­tor Yeh Choy Yan adds: “Be­cause tourism and travel are ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, the study of tourism is also ex­cit­ing and fas­ci­nat­ing.

“Within the pro­gramme we en­cour­age in­ter-dis­ci­plinary learn­ing, as well live case stud­ies. In our teach­ing prac­tices we try to finely blend prag­matic and aca­demic el­e­ments of learn­ing.” For more en­quiries visit

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Nanyang In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment pro­motes a cul­ture where ev­ery­one is as close as a fam­ily.

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