The past couple of months have been extra busy. The World Destinations modules have been a lot of researching, studying, memorizing and tests/exams. It’s been a bit overwhelming with the amount of researching various attractions and the trying to memorize the countries and cities in the continents. Despite all the work, I’ve personally learned a great deal about the world we live in. I didn’t think I could memorize a map but somehow managed to memorize multiple. There are so many interesting attractions to visit that I didn’t even know existed before taking the World Destinations modules.
In our final week we were given the task to find unique cultural experiences throughout the world, do a presentation on it and an activity involving class participation. No one could choose the same thing; every presentation was different. We learned how to do elegant Japanese calligraphy, laughed our way through a German inspired relay for Oktoberfest, tasted traditional Gistkaas food, learned traditional parts of a Japanese dance and so much more. Aside from all the fun activities, we educated each other about culture, history and beliefs of many countries. A lot of knowledge was acquired that we previously didn’t have and will make us better in future sales/marketing positions in the travel and tourism industry. If I had to choose to witness firsthand one of the topics presented, I’d chose the Taiwan lantern festival. It looks magical with it’s lights and elaborate decorations/lanterns. It seems like a beautiful event to experience. To my classmates, you all did fantastic presentations, thank you for teaching me new and exciting things.
Laura is a student in CTC’s Travel and Tourism Business Management Diploma. Request more information today to find out how you can get your tourism career started!