DURATION: 2 Semesters


This course is designed to equip and develop students with the prerequisite conceptual and technical skills in planning and managing small and medium size projects.



  1. 1. Professional certificate in Tourism Management from NIHOTOUR or any Management related course passed at lower credit from a recognized institute.
  2. 2. GCE/SSCE/NECO with four credits which must include passes in English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
  3. 3. Holders of professional qualifications in related discipline such as IATA/UFTAA Certificate, Advanced Airfare & Ticketing Course etc.
  4. 4. Graduate of Nigeria Catering Schools in Benin, Enugu, Kaduna or Lagos.


Intro to tourism industry
Intro to hospitality industry
Travel & transport sector operations
Tourism resource
Tours and guiding principles
Tourist attractions and typology
Suppliers and tourist attraction
Tour Planning and design
Attributes, roles & responsibilities  of tour guide
Communication skills in English and French
e-Tour Guide & ICT App
Industrial tours/case studies
Tour booking/reservation contracts
Tour Accounting
Customer care service in tour guiding
Tour security, health and safety
Tour delivery and administration
Entrepreneurial studies/project
  • – Trainees go on industrial attachment upon completion of 1ST  semester for 8 weeks before commencement of second semester. The trainees should have a work place log book to enter daily work activity engaged upon and supervised by both work place and NIHOTOUR Supervisor.
  • – Emphasis on practical exercises during lecture sessions should be given top priority.
  • – Projects to be written are entrepreneurial and or administrative in nature.
  • – The 2nd Semester session is devoted to work place professional work experience and skills acquisition.
  • – A work and supervision template is introduced for the trainees as well as the trainers to superintend and report progress within during the attachment.
  • – The trainee shall return to the Campus at the end of the exercise to defend his/her experience and entrepreneurial project