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ANT-150 Cultural Anthropology

3 hours lecture/tutorial, or distance (D), 3 credits


This audio-visual course focuses on the cross-cultural study of human diversity. Topics include patterns of subsistence, linguistics, social, political and economic organization, religion, aesthetics, and the future of humanity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment.

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BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals

3 Hours lecture, 3 credits


This course presents a balanced and integrated introductory view of financial accounting. Students will be introduced to financial statement preparation procedures and techniques as well as to the fundamental analysis of financial statements for decision makers. The concepts and principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) that link preparation and use are given explicit attention. Credit will only be granted for either BUS 100 or BUS 112.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-162 Basic Marketing Principles & Practices

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of marketing as it relates to the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Particular emphasis will be given to the topics of assessing dynamic marketing environments and developing a marketing strategy and marketing mix.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment; or by admission to the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma program.

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BUS-170 Computer Applications for Business

3 hours lecture/lab, 3 credits


This course introduces students to computing concepts and skills using industry standard business application software in a hands-on Windows environment. Students will learn to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications and be able to apply them to various organizational functions. This course provides a practical base for developing sound analytical computing skills necessary in today's business world.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment; or by admission to either of the Tourism and Hospitality Management Certificate or Tourism and Hospitality Management Diploma programs.

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BUS-217 Management Accounting

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Studies the role of the management accountant, cost concepts and terminology, cost flows, cost allocation, job and process costing, service departments, standard costs and variances, joint products, relevant costs and pricing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in BUS 100 or BUS 113

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BUS-260 Consumer Behaviour

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to the study of concepts that contribute to an understanding of, and the ability to predict, consumer behaviour. Students will consider both from a theoretical and practical point of view, the influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors on the consumer decision-making process. Other topics will include market segmentation and consumer research.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-264 Professional Selling

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


Professional selling skills are central to the success of any marketing professional. This course provides learners with an understanding of modern concepts in professional selling, and basic selling techniques relevant to today's Canadian and Global business environments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 162 Minimum Grade C

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BUS-370 International Marketing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


This course introduces students to international marketing concepts. They will learn to assess the dynamic environment of international markets and identify opportunities in various international market segments, including those of emerging markets. They will also learn about international marketing strategies and ways to create a marketing mix that supports business strategy. Finally, they will learn about negotiation and management strategies in the international context.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 30 credits of course work at the 100 level or higher, or acceptance to the PDD Program, or instructor permission.

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ECO-110 Principles of Microeconomics

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course introduces the principles of microeconomics and demonstrates how these principles apply to current Canadian economic issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.
  • C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12 or MAT 053; or C+ in Foundation of Math 11 or MAT 055; or assessment.

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EMP-100 Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar

30 hours seminar/15 hours Directed Study; 3 credits


This pre-employment course prepares students for success in identifying, securing and keeping work that is related to their long-term career goals. This is a highly interactive seminar in which students will learn about the principles of transferring skills and knowledge from the academic environment to the practical work environment. Topics include: self-assessment of employability skills, values and attitudes, resume writing, interview practice, skill transfer theory, work search techniques, goal setting, and workplace success skills. In addition to the classroom component, students meet individually on a regular basis with Co-operative Education faculty and staff to work towards their short and long term employment goals. Students mustcomplete this course in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term THM-197 or BUS 197 in the spring.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Acceptance into Co-operative Education Program

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ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 115 if they have previously completed ENG 116 or ENG 117.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or ENG 160; or English assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading; or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-116 Essay Writing & Indigenous Perspectives

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


ENG 116 introduces university-level research and writing in the humanities and social sciences and/or natural sciences with a specific focus on contemporary Indigenous issues in Canada. Students will critically analyze and study the writing, oral and aural practices of Indigenous scholars and teachers in a variety of disciplines and settings. Emphasis is placed on respecting and interweaving non-Indigenous and Indigenous ways of knowing and research methodologies in writing a post-secondary research paper. Students may not receive credit for ENG 116 if they have previously completed ENG 115, ENG 117 or ENG 125.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 098, ENG 096, ESL 090 or ENG 160; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-122 Reading Literature

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


In this course, you will become familiar with selected writers and their works and themes; develop and understanding of literary terms, techniques, and styles, and analyze fiction, drama, poetry and literary non-fiction using a range of critical approaches. The long-term objective of this course is to gain a greater understanding of yourself and others. You will, as Frederick Nietzsche commands, "Read...your own life and from this understanding the hieroglyphs of universal life!" Students may not receive credit for ENG 122 if they have previously taken ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-127 Indigenous Literatures in Canada

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 127 introduces students to Indigenous literatures in Canada with emphasis on their historical, political, and cultural contexts. Students will study works selected from various genres, including story-telling, both oral and written, non-fiction writing, novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, as well as art, film, and digital media. They will learn to write reflective and scholarly analysis by interweaving Indigenous and Western approaches to textual interpretation and literary criticism. Students may not receive credit for ENG 127 if they have previously completed ENG 120, ENG 121 or ENG 126.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in Provincial English 12, First Peoples English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090; or C in ENG 115, ENG 116, or ENG 117; or English Assessment; Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.5 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits


English 160 is an applied writing course that focuses on communication skills required in professional and business fields. Students will learn how to use language effectively, produce general correspondence, synthesize research for formal report and proposal writing, and design effective documents.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or English Assessment; or Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with band scores of 6.0 in Writing and Reading (Effective for the 2018/19 academic year); or completion of ENG 104.

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ENG-216 Travel Writing

18 hours lecture, 12-21 days travel, 3 credits


This course combines an intensive survey of contemporarty and historical travel writing with a study and practice of creative writing in fiction and non-fiction genres. The focus will be on the learning of the craft and writing through discussion, exercises and peer critiquing and when possible, travel.


Prerequisite(s):

  • B in English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or C in one first-year university transfer English.

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ENG-260 Advanced Communications And Professional Writing

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


English 260 will give students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of professional writing. Combining readings from the field of professional writing with discipline-specific applications, the course will emphasize the analytical, persuasive, and research skills required to produce effective client-based longer documents, such as analytical reports, persuasive proposals, technical manuals, and case studies. Students will work individually and collaboratively, both in class and on assignments.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in any of one of the following: ENG 115, ENG 120, ENG 121, ENG 125, ENG 160 or permission of instructor

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GEO-111 Environment, Society and Sustainability

Distance (D), 3 credits


This course focuses on the complex relationships between people and the environment. It provides an introduction to how the biosphere functions, examines the impacts of human activities and resource exploitation on the environment, and considers the potential for a sustainable society. Topics covered include; energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure and dynamics, climate change, water resources, marine resources, biodiversity loss, protected areas and endangered species, human population growth, ecological footprint analysis, and environmental world-views.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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GEO-112 Introduction to Human Geography

Distance (D), 3 credits


GEO 112 critically examines the complex relations between people and places through key themes and concepts in the cultural, urban and economic fields of human geography. Topics to be studied include: local and popular cultures and landscapes, disappearing peoples, concepts of nature, the agricultural revolutions, global agricultural restructuring, agribusiness, food security, urban and suburban processes, development issues in the less developed world, barriers to and the costs of economic development, globalization, deindustrialization, and social change in the world system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or assessment.

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IMG-220 Introduction to Social Media


This introductory course will present current platforms, tools and technologies that are used in social media. It will look at communications models, strategies, monitoring, metrics and governance, and the social and cultural significance of social media. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of social media.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090 or English assessment.

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PHI-260 Business Ethics

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.

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THM-100 The Tourism Industry

3 credits


An introduction to the tourism industry and its role in the economy; its scale and impact, major sectors, tourism products in BC, development potential, language and terminology, industry structure and organization, revenue and costs in various sectors, case studies and applications. Students will learn key legal issues in the industry, and will identify educational and professional career path opportunities in various sectors in the province.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL-090 or English assessment;

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THM-107 Accommodating Your Guest

3 credits


In this course we explore the challenges of successfully accommodating our guests in a complex and changing set of tourism environments with ever increasing guest expectations of quality and comfort. Using hotel operations as a foundation we explore the needs of accommodating guests in various other contexts including resorts, cruise ships, B&B's, campgrounds, overnight tours and base camps. Using the "Guest Cycle" as our framework we then review the needs of the guest and their relationship with the accommodation provider before, during and after their stay. This includes the reservations process, check-in, interactions during the stay, accounting and billing, check-out and follow-up. As part of the course students are introduced to one or more scheduling/ rooming systems (Property Management Systems, PMS) used to assist in scheduling guest activities, rooming the guest, billing and guest history.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090; or assessment.
  • Completion of PREC-11 or Principles of Math 11; or C in Foundations of Math 11, Applications of Math 11 or MAT-033; or assessment.

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THM-108 Human Resource Management

3 credits


The key to the success of any tourism or hospitality organization is its ability to recruit and retain the right people at the right time. In Canada's current competitive labour market having the knowledge, skills and ability to maximize your human resources is critical for every manager. In this course you will gain an understanding of the fundamental human resources theory and practices necessary to ensure you are maximizing the potential of your staff and your business. Course topics include employment standards, the employment relationship, human resource development as well as the process of recruiting, selecting, training and evaluation your workforce.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or english assessment.

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THM-112 Leadership and Management

3 credits


This course is a mix of theory and practical applications. Students will learn about the characteristics and dynamics of modern business organizations and the role of managers and leaders. The use of leadership and management theory, the development of management tools to achieve goals, and learning how to convey information effectively will provide the foundation of this course. The role of leaders and personal approaches to leadership will be explored as a starting point for the students' own leadership development.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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THM-119 Tourism & Hospitality - Yr 1 Field Trip

1 credit


This field trip is specifically designed to expose students to a wide variety of operational situations encountered in an urban four or five star rated accommodation property. Students are required to stay at the property, to experience its daily operation, and to dine in a four or five star rated restaurant. In addition, students visit and tour 3 to 6 relevant urban businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these urban businesses and services with comparable regional/ local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or assessment.

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THM-170 Food & Beverage Service

3 credits


This course focuses on the philosophy and psychology of service as well as the technical skills (or the mechanics) of service. Students will experience a combination of service theory reinforced by the actual practice of the concepts learned. Emphasis on the concept of customer relations, from its broadest perspective, and the ways it impacts on the customer and on the interpersonal skills needed to manage situations. Students will understand and appreciate the areas of service that are important and critical from a guest and management point of view.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in Applications of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11, or B in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, or successful completion of MAT-033, or completion of Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or assessment.
  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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THM-175 Mixology & Oenology

3 credits


This course is a combination of theory, demonstration and practical experience in the classroom, bar lab and through field trips and guest speakers. The course includes general product & service knowledge of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. It also provides the students with the ability to prepare standard classic cocktail recipes, apply basic bar operating procedures, and learn skills to properly engage the guest at a beverage establishment. Students also increase their industry regulatory knowledge through a detailed understanding of responsible alcohol service - Serving It Right certification.


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THM-197 Co-operative Ed Internship Work Term

3 credits


This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge and practical skills while employed with qualified co-op employers. The full-time five-month work experience is facilitated and supervised by the College and includes assignments, based on career development and the work experience, to meet individual educational goals and objectives. Students must complete Co-Operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar (EMP-100) in the Fall term as a prerequistie to this course which is scheduled in the spring term.


Prerequisite(s):

  • EMP 100 plus Completion of a minimum of 24 credits towards the Tourism and Hospitality Managament Diploma.

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THM-203 Convention & Special Events Management

3 credits


Topics you will cover in this course include the coordination of special events, programs, festivals and conferences, the development and implementation of action plans, and working with volunteers and the community. You will also gain an understanding of convention business, providing an understanding of the scope of the meetings, convention and incentive markets, what they look for, how to sell and how to manage them once on site.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 15 credits in THM or BUS

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THM-211 Sustainable Tourism Industry

3 credits


This specialized course provides an overview of the challenges facing tourism managers and operators in today's environmentally sensitive marketplace. We explore the relationship between tourism, recreation, and the management of tourism business in conjunction with the natural resources being utilized and the participants and managers of that resource. Industry, stakeholder, and government speakers representing their organizations' perspective will represent a large portion of the class.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites.

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THM-212 Tourism and Hospitality Law and Ethics

3 credits


This course deals with a summary of Canadian Law in general and specific areas applicable to the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics include sources of law, common law, statute law, forms of business, the sale of goods, human rights, working conditions, crime, labour relations, methods of securing debt, liquor, health and other licensing, sale of food, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, safety of guests and guest's property and environmental issues.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or English assessment.

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THM-215 Tourism & Hospitality Managerial Accounting

3 credits


This course is designed to provide an understanding of financial practices and information used by management in the tourism and hospitality industry. Topics included are financial analysis, working capital and cash-flow management, debt and equity financing, labour costs, forms of business, risk and insurance, income and other taxes, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, purchasing vs. leasing, pricing, R.O.I., investment decisions, contribution margin and breakeven analysis, feasibility studies and tax issues and planning. The course will expand on the use of computerized accounting software and spreadsheet software.


Prerequisite(s):

  • BUS 100

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THM-219 Tourism & Hospitality - Year 2 Field Tri

75 hours lab/field trip + group work 3 credits


This specialized international field trip builds on student learning from the first and second year of the program by exposing students to a wide variety of Tourism and Hospitality operations in an international setting. Students are required to stay in and tour a four or five star rated accommodation property, dine in and tour a four or five star rated restaurant, and attend a theme event or performance. In addition, students visit and tour several relevant businesses and services within the eight sectors of the tourism and hospitality industry. They are required to contrast these businesses and services with comparable regional/local services and with the relevant tourism and hospitality theory studied in the classroom.


Prerequisite(s):

  • 15 credits in THM or BUS.

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THM-222 Entrepreneurship in Tourism

Lecture, 3 credits


This course deals with a broad range of business skills. Drawing on prior course knowledge from planning & research, business writing, marketing, accounting, human resources, and sales and promotion students will evaluate a new or existing business idea or concept and formulate a formal business plan for the concept. Topics cover the research, development and business planning for a tourism and hospitality related business. This course will also utilize a wide variety of Microsoft Office 2003 programs including word, excel, and publisher.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of BUS 162, and one of BUS 100, BUS 112 or TRM 115.

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THM-225 Cross Cultural Tourism

3 credits


This course is aimed at increasing participant's awareness of and sensitivity toward their own and other cultures and challenging participants to view themselves as cultural beings. This course develops knowledge and demonstrable skills competence in cross-cultural settings and increases participant's knowledge of issues related to cultural sustainability within the context of tourism activity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ENG 115, ENG 160 or ENG 117. May be taken as corequisites. Minimum Grade C

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THM-238 Service Management and Operations

45 hrs, 3 credits


This Services Management and Operations course will explore the nature of services in general and the unique dynamics of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation services in particular. A primary focus of this course will be on management's role in creating a quality customer service experience by developing a successful service delivery system.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of ENG 160, ENG 115 or ENG 117; and THM 112 or BUS 150; or admission into the GLobal Tourism and Hospitality Advanced Certificate or Diploma.

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