Created in partnership with Tourism Excellence North (TEN) and Destination Northern Ontario (DNO), the Experiential Travel Tourism Micro-Credential is for learners interested in the theory, practice, and design of Experiential Tourism Development within the unique Northern Ontario setting. Learners will learn/understand the theoretical foundations of the design and delivery of experiential tourism products and then put their knowledge into practical application with a capstone project where they design an experiential tourism product of their own. The course includes several case study examples of ‘real life’ Northern Ontario tourism experiences that exemplify aspects of a successful experiential tourism product and will inspire students.
This offering is approved as a Micro-credential by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) of Ontario and is OSAP-MC eligible at Lakehead University.
To learn more about the provincial program and how to apply for OSAP for Micro-credentials, please visit Ontario.ca Micro-credentials from Ontario’s postsecondary schools.
To learn more about OSAP for Micro-credentials, please visit Lakehead Student Central.
This micro-credential aims to improve student knowledge and skill sets related to experiential tourism development.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Identify the opportunity to enrich visitor experiences by the various methods of raising the bar with experiential tourism.
- Recognize and identify potential opportunities to enhance or create new experiential tourism offers.
- Describe and demonstrate how to collaborate with partners to create and deliver experiences.
- Illustrate how to design, plan and price new and enhanced visitor experiences that appeal to their targeted visitor(s).
- Plan an enhanced or new experience that can be created and marketed within one year.
- Connect with a community of ‘like-minded’ learners who can continue to network and share ideas post-workshop.
By completing this micro-credential, learners will have a valuable and recognized certificate of completion that demonstrates their expertise in developing Northern Ontario culinary tourism experiences, giving them a competitive advantage in the industry and opening up new opportunities for their careers.
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