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Tourism in Panama

Champlain’s Tourism students and Faculty are back from their trip in Panama! They spend a week away from the cold and had the opportunity to explore Panama City and the canal, an extinct volcano crater, the Anton Valley, seeing monkeys on Lake Gatun and sloths and butterflies in the Gamboa rainforest. From this beautiful picture, looks like our students had an amazing time on their trip!

About Champlain’s Tourism Management Program

Champlain College Saint-Lambert is the only public English CEGEP to offer the three-year tuition free Tourism program in the Greater Montreal area and will prepare you for exciting opportunities in the Tourism industry.

Tourism Management students will discover the many facets of the field, study the world and different cultures, learn how to use the most recent technology, and network with Montreal’s tourism business leaders. You will obtain an in-depth knowledge of hotel operations, customer service, tourism law, master financial tools for tourism operations, learn about strategic promotion within an internet culture, and how to evaluate tourism potential and interpret trends.

The opportunity to travel and experience the industry is a key component of the learning experience in the program. Students will plan and partake in local, regional, national and international trips allowing them to link theory and practice. Local field trips could lead you to visiting major players in the industry such as Air Canada and Air Transat, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Vai Rail, Tourisme Montreal. You could participate in conferences and regional competitions such as the Jeux du Tourisme, while the yearly trip could take you to a faraway destination like Costa Rica, Iceland, France, Barbados, Czech Republic, England, Switzerland, Hungary, Panama or China.

Tourism is an important sector of the Quebec, the Canadian and the world economy, contributing to over 735,300 jobs in Canada only Approximately 90% of students find employment through their two-month work-study session required at the end of the tourism curriculum.