Destinations International (DI) and Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have partnered to help DI members further their educations and careers.
DI members, consisting of approximately 600 organizations and nearly 6,000 meeting professionals, admitted into Temple’s Master of Science in Travel and Tourism program will be guaranteed a $4,000 scholarship toward their tuition. Other scholarships—such as the Pathway to STHM Scholarship, awarded to those pursuing a degree in sport, tourism or hospitality fields—are also available.
The master’s program is entirely online and consists of 10 three-credit courses, including sustainable tourism development; understanding tourism in the 21st century; and crisis, risk and disaster management. Students take one course at a time, each over a five-week period. Students have up to four years to complete the program, but it can be done in as little as 13 months when enrolled full-time.
“By partnering with Temple STHM, Destinations International is able to provide cutting-edge professional development opportunities for our members,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International, in a press release. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to empowering destination organization professionals with the skills and knowledge that are critical for advancing their communities.”
DI and Temple’s partnership stretches back nearly a decade, when the school first collaborated with DI to expand its reach in the national and global tourism industry. “We’re thrilled to formalize this opportunity to help train the next generation of industry leaders,” said Welsh.
Temple’s deadline for spring application to the program is Dec. 1.