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Students enjoy trip of a lifetime to Dubai

July 1, 2014

Travel and tourism students from West Cheshire College had the trip of a lifetime after visiting Dubai to experience a different culture.

31 students made the long haul trip to enjoy a range of activities including a jeep safari, visiting Atlantis waterpark, an educational visit to a mosque and a talk from Emirates airline staff.

Tiffany Williams, 18, from Chester, who is studying a BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism, said: “All of the students had an input on where to go on and we chose Dubai. I’ve always wanted to go there so I was very excited about the trip.

“Over the four days we crammed so many activities in, we got to experience both the rich part and the more cultural parts of Dubai – it really opened our eyes and it was a great experience.

“I would absolutely love to live there. I am hoping to go to Chester University to study travel management in September but after that I would love to work for Emirates as cabin crew.”

Travel and tourism tutor, Natalie Merrin, who organised the visit, said: “Visiting a place like Dubai is a fantastic experience for students; not only is it educational but the students got to experience a culture that is very different from our own.

“They enjoyed lots of activities in the time we had and also learnt and received firsthand knowledge from some of the best companies in the world.”

The two-year Level 3 and HNC courses aim to give students relevant vocational experience, knowledge and skills, as well as learning about worldwide long haul travel locations, customer service and working overseas and planning and managing travel and tourism itineraries. 

For more information about studying travel and tourism at West Cheshire College call 01244 656555 or visit

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