Travel students have fun in the sun on trip to Malaga

Travel students have fun in the sun on trip to Malaga

Travel students enjoyed a trip to Malaga, Spain as part of their course to have the opportunity to understand the appeal of a European destination to a variety of visitor types.

Leading up to the trip, learners investigated the destination and its appeal in terms of accessibility, features and facilities. The trip links in with the curriculum and offers opportunities for practical assessment and learning, as well as offering wider learning and the opportunity to develop skills such as communication, problem solving and team work. 

As part of their stay, students enjoyed the best views of Costa del Sol from the Benalmádena cable cars, found out about Malaga’s history by going to the old town, toured La Rosaleda Stadium and visited Malaga’s famous crocodile park.

Ruth David, travel and tourism teacher at Tameside College, said: “Whatever career they go into in the travel industry, whether it be a travel agent, cabin crew or tour guide, getting first-hand experience and knowledge of countries is really important so they can have a dialogue with customers about it. It’s also a great incentive for the students because they know that if they work hard at college, attend all their classes and conduct themselves professionally as they would in industry, they will be invited onto these kind of trips. The students had a great time and learned a lot about Malaga through the excursions we organised.”

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