Thursday 14 June 2018
Fun activities and industry insight were on offer to third year BA (Hons) International Air Travel and Tourism Management students earlier this year, as part of a five-day field trip to Athens, Greece.
After enjoying a day cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina, students were invited to the bridge, where the ship’s captain talked them through the management of the ship.
There was also a visit to HATTA, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies, a trade union established in 1927. They gave a talk on its role and the tourism products of Athens, before students went on to an afternoon session with members of the Aegean Airlines’ revenue management team.
In addition to soaking up the culture and customs of the city, visiting the Acropolis, and enjoying dinner outside the illuminated Parthenon one evening, on their way home students had the opportunity to visit certain parts of the airport to learn about its behind the scenes operations.
Student Alexander Parkinson says: “I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, both for the attractions and activities we did, and for the talks we were able to listen to. These talks significantly benefited my industry insight and the assignments that followed the trip."
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