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International Tourism Management hbo

Engels 11 jaarISAT-code 34927


Dubai, Botswana, New York, Venice; the whole world is at your feet. The travel industry is looking for you! After earning the International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree, you will sell the world online and offline. You design trips, purchase at sharp rates and establish contacts all over the world.
You might work as, for example, a product manager, event manager, travel adviser or city marketer. You can also start your own business.

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Is this bachelor programme right for you?

Tio’s International Tourism Management bachelor programme combines knowledge of the world of tourism with aspects of e-commerce. This means you will feel right at home in the online world as well. Do you recognise yourself in the following description? Are you:

Eager to travel?

Do you want to see more of the world? Pack the latest Lonely Planet list and hit the road? This tourism bachelor programme allows you to see more of the world! As a future travel professional, you organise your own study trips. Additionally, you can choose international internships or spend some time studying abroad at one of Tio’s partner universities.

Looking for the best deals?

Are you always on the lookout for the best deals online? If so, we are looking for you! We want people with a sharp eye for detail and – most of all – for getting the best value for your money. After this bachelor programme, you will be able to market the trips you design at a sharp rate online.

Interested in other cultures

The world is your playing field when working in the tourism industry. Even during your studies, you will come into contact with different cultures during the various study trips, your international internship or while studying abroad. This is the perfect opportunity to come into contact with different ways of life!

Interested in composing holidays?

Do you love composing holidays? Instead of going for the standard holiday, you take on the challenge of creating your own trip. This is the perfect bachelor programme for you. When you work for a tour operator, you not only choose the destination, but also purchase plane seats, hotel beds and excursions. You create the trip as you see fit!

In control?

Do you like to be in charge? Do you want to further develop your leadership skills? During this bachelor programme, these skills are futher developed during the Management Skills course. Of course, you can take charge during the various projects you work on.

An organisational talent?

Do you love organising events and can you motivate others? You can learn to excel at organising events – from festivals and sports events to conventions and trade shows. Organising events is something you learn in practice during the Incentive & event travel project.

A language guru?

Hallo, hola, hello, bonjour? Do you love speaking other languages? Knowledge of foreign languages is a key aspect of any tourism programme. In addition to English, you can delve into German, French and/or Spanish.


Do you have a sharp eye for detail, are you always up to date and would you like to go behind the scenes of the world of tourism? The researcher in you will get everything they want. During the study programme, you will visit tour operators and trade shows and go on a study trip every year. You will be in the perfect position to learn all there is to know about organising (study) trips.

Do you recognise yourself in these descriptions? Take a look at the curriculum for more information about this bachelor programme or attend an open day to experience the atmosphere and meet students and lecturers. 


International Tourism Management in 2 minutes

Kyra is doing her internship at cool city guide publisher Time To Momo
Kyra is doing her internship at cool city guide publisher Time To Momo
International Tourism Management: organize your own study trip
Tio University students are all over the world
Composing your own travel trip to Bilbao, Spain
Doing a minor study abroad at Tio
International possibilities at Tio University
Career opportunities after studying at Tio
Learning by doing at Tio
Internships abroad during your bachelor
Online Marketeer in Berlin
Tourism: work placements all over the world
Endless possibilities after studying at Tio

Why do students choose International Tourism Management?

  1. Tio offers accelerated studying: bachelor’s degree in just three years and an Associate degree in 2 years.
  2. The tourism sector has a strong need for young professionals with in-depth knowledge of e-commerce. That is why Tio graduates are in high demand.
  3. Last year, Dutch tourists booked 78% of their trips online. The travel industry needs specialists in this field. The International Tourism Management programme therefore combines knowledge of tourism with e-commerce.
  4. You study at the Netherlands’ best tourism programme. Ten years running, as elected by the Higher Education Guide.
  5. Tourism involves much more than just booking a trip. MICE has become an integral part of the tourism sector, which is why event management is a major component of the International Tourism Management study programme.
  6. You will have many career opportunities available to you after completing this study course.
  7. At Tio there is a strong focus on personal development and supervision.

After graduating

Your International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree will open many doors for you. What about being a manager of sustainable tourism at TUI or working as a project manager at Zoover? Would you like to know more about your potential career paths?

This International Tourism Management bachelor’s degree has been accredited by the NVAO and educates students in three or four years for the professional competence level in Tourism & Recreation Management (ISAT-code: 34927). This degree allows students to use the internationally recognised title of Bachelor of Arts (BA). Also, you can earn your Associate degree in just 2 years. 

Average rating for this Tio programme: 4.5 on a 5-point scale based on 15 reviews.