Career Academy of Colorado ( destinations), a leading online program of Julesburg Schools, is the first full time, online course of its kind approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. The Destinations program offers four main areas of study: Health and Safety Management; Labor and Employment Development; Education; and Business Development and Careers. Students can complete their studies through the Destinations program from home, at school, or at a site that partner with Julesburg Schools. In choosing a Destinations program, students must be interested in Health and Safety Management, Labor and Employment Development, Education, and Business Development and Careers. Students can complete the program in three years, depending on their choice. However, students will be eligible to return to class once they’ve reached the required number of credits.
A new program offered by Destinations, called Destination Solutions, will help students develop skills essential for working in tourism destinations and hospitality industries. “One of the greatest challenges facing today’s hospitality industry,” according to Destinations, “is the lack of knowledgeable workers who are able to navigate the ever-changing dynamics of today’s hotels and guest experiences.” Destinations offers courses in hospitality management, hospitality technology, guest services, and hospitality business development. The program will also provide students with internship opportunities in hotel guest services and guest relations. At the conclusion of the program, students will have the opportunity to work at a hotel or other facility in an administrative capacity.
The Department of Tourism and Travel Insurance has established a partnership with Destinations to offer tourists knowledgeable information about tourism and destination marketing at no charge. The partnership also includes the addition of free content on its website, which includes an information packet on destination marketing and an FAQs section about tourism in Colorado. The site offers tips on everything from airport parking to cruise ship fares to hotel reservations.
The University of Las Vegas is one of many colleges offering students the chance to travel abroad as part of their study abroad programs. For students in the Bachelor of Science in Global Studies program, which spans across three semesters, the final destination choice is their own personal vacation destination. Students will select two to four destinations from a list of over 120 countries worldwide. The list contains many historical and cultural attractions, including Great Wall of China, Great Taj Mahal in India, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The destinations range from historic Athens, Greece to majestic Rome, Italy. Other destination options include historic London, England; Paris, France; and San Francisco, California.
In the summer, the University offers a student Summer Vacation program in the International Youth Traveling Festival. Destinations and the International Youth Traveling Festival are aimed at preparing students for international tourism. It gives students the ability to explore the world’s tourist destinations, while concurrently preparing them for their future careers in international hospitality. This summer, students can plan to visit: Benidorm, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Warsaw, Poland; Naples, Italy; and Tokyo, Japan. The destinations are selected based on the level of student participation in the International Youth Traveling Festival.
Although the Vengesayi Festival marks the beginning of the month of August, travelers should still prepare travel itineraries by July 1st, as most beaches and other attractions will be closed to visitors at this time. Most hotels have changed their opening and closing dates to avoid clashes with festival events, and many also offer special package deals to interested tourists. Most hotels will be offering vacation packages that include meals, accommodations, and sightseeing opportunities within the Vengesayi Festival area. In addition to booking hotels and travel packages, many beaches and attractions will be offering discounts or packages to travelers interested in attending the festival.