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Monaghan Institute’s Travel and Tourism Students Well Poised for Recruitment in a Competitive Industry

On 29th March Monaghan Institute’s Tourism and Travel Level 5 students visited the Guinness Store House in Dublin, which holds the privilege of being Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction, drawing in excess of 1.5 million visitors per year. The Storehouse is one of many tourist attractions around the world that are analysed by the Travel and Tourism class and the visit offers students an opportunity to experience it first hand from a tourist’s point of view. Learning about the brewing process proved to be very enjoyable, and learning about the history of Guinness’s world class advertising and marketing strategies was invaluable. Taking in the 360 degree angle view of Dublin City in Guinness’s Gravity Bar concluded the visit.

Every aspect of the Travel and Tourism course at Monaghan Institute has a strong practical element and the course is accredited not only by QQI, as students also complete the Cabin Crew/Ready to Fly Certificate, accredited by the International Academy of Travel.   Students complete this Cabin Crew course in Waterford Airport, on board a training aircraft, where they get detailed briefing on Pre Departure Checks and serving meals to passengers. Young graduates with this training are at a definite advantage when looking for employment in the Airline Industry, where the recruitment process is highly competitive.

Travel & Tourism students learn about Marketing and gain an understanding of what makes products and services successful within the tourism industry. Work Experience, Customer Care and Communications are key subjects on the course also, and students get plenty of opportunity to put into practice theory learned both in local companies and on campus, where facilities and equipment are used to practice role play and airline catering and safety operations.

Two students on this years Travel and Tourism course, Kathleen Lafferty and Rachael Mc Dermott, both from Donegal, are really enjoying the course. They are glad to have chosen to study in Monaghan Institute and say they have met a lot of new people as a result. New insights in customer care and gaining a detailed knowledge of cabin crew skills were the highlights of the year for them, and both are more confidant and eager to further their careers in Tourism as a result.

Monaghan Institute will be introducing a new course in the coming year, QQI Level 5 Certificate in Tourism and Event Management.

QQI Level 5 Tourism and Travel with Cabin Crew Training, Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business Tourism and Event Management are all accepting applications for the coming academic year, so anyone interested can visit our website @ or contact the college by phone, 047-84900 or by email: