Trip of a lifetime for travel and tourism students

Published: April 26, 2018

Travel and tourism students get trip of a lifetime

Travel and tourism students from Telford College are jetting out to Dubai this weekend for a fact-finding trip of a lifetime.

The group of 12 students on the level three BTEC course will be spending four days in the United Arab Emirates’ largest city, which sits on the spectacular Persian Gulf.

All smiles for Bradley Wheaver, and Megan Hickling | Telford College | Travel and Tourism

All smiles for Bradley Wheaver, and Megan Hickling | Telford College | Travel and Tourism

Their busy itinerary includes visits to the famous Atlantis The Palm hotel and resort, the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai Museum, Aquaventure waterpark, and Dubai Mall.

Globe-trotting - Liana Jegorova | Telford College | Travel and Tourism

Globe-trotting – Liana Jegorova | Telford College | Travel and Tourism

They will also be going on a 4×4 jeep desert safari and coach tour of the city, while their base will be the Citymax Bur Dubai hotel.

 

Jemma Harrison, travel and tourism lecturer, said: “This is the first time we have ever taken Telford College students out to Dubai, and it’s sure to be a trip of a lifetime which will really broaden their minds.

“The aim is to give students the chance to learn about different cultures and religions, and experience first-hand how one of the world’s most popular tourist destination has been created.

Getting ready for their trip are Michaela Brazier and Klaudia Domagala | Telford College | Travel and Tourism

Getting ready for their trip are Michaela Brazier and Klaudia Domagala | Telford College | Travel and Tourism

“Many of our students will be going on to work in the travel and tourism industry, promoting and selling holidays, and the chance to see sights such as the world’s only seven-star hotel, and some of the biggest shopping malls and waterparks, will be a massive boost to their CVs.”

She added: “With many of our students potentially going on to work as holiday reps, learning how to lead a party in an international tourist destination which has received well over 14 million visitors since 2010 is priceless.”

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