A group of Travel and Tourism students from Nottingham College travelled to London recently and attended Destinations – the holiday and travel show, at Olympia London exhibition centre. The visit was designed to enhance their knowledge about both local and international holiday destinations.
The show was packed with exhibitors, including more than 75 tourist boards from across the world, plus hundreds of travel agents, travel celebrities, and representatives from cultural entertainment and world food brands. The students collected information from a huge range of global travel industry companies to inform them for their course and future careers.
While in London, the group of Level 1 Travel and Tourism students also took time to explore the capital, visiting popular tourist hotspots including: Oxford Street, Regent Street, Harrods, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace.
The trip to London was a great opportunity to see places we have learnt about in Travel and Tourism.Junior Ghali - Travel and Tourism student
The travel show was very interesting, and I learned a lot from the people at the show. This has really helped me to understand different places I could work when I complete my Travel and Tourism course.Chinelle Keletigui - Travel and Tourism student
Caroline Glorioso, Faculty Area Manager for Travel, Tourism and Aviation at Nottingham College, said: “Not only did our students gain valuable first-hand experience of London as an international travel destination, but they also saw just how varied career opportunities in the travel and tourism industry can be, both globally and on a more local scale.”