Students on the BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism have to show that they are able to plan, budget for and deliver an overseas trip. This year’s trip was to Prague, a destination proposed by Diovina Gangadeen. With a budget of £200, the students are responsible for risk assessing the trip, planning the itinerary and the routes on public transport. They also have to review the trip on their return, using teacher and peer feedback and their own self-assessment.
Diovina said the trip was very useful. “It was a great experience; We had to plan the whole trip, down to every small detail and it was really interesting to see which bits worked when we were there, and which bits required adjustment. It gave me a real insight into how much work goes into planning and producing these trips. Before we went, we had to make a presentation to our parents, so that gave us an opportunity to practise our presentation and selling techniques. We enjoyed going to the zoo and on a boat trip, as well as seeing all the amazing sights in Prague. The bonus was that because of the exchange rate, we even came back with money left over from our budget.”