School of Hospitality and Tourism
Chinhoyi University of Technology

Department of Travel and Recreation

About The Programme

This programme is designed to develop human capital in the field of Travel and Recreation that have the capacity to meet the industry's operational and development challenges. Since the Travel and Recreation industry is expected to continue to play an important role in economic development, not only in Zimbabwe, but at global level, the development of manpower with the skills, knowledge and ability to facilitate its sustainable growth is critical. This programme endeavours to meet this challenge through producing a creative and skilled professional, equipped with scientific, managerial and entrepreneurial skills capable of adapting to the dynamic needs of the Travel and Recreation industry.

  1. Package and market products of the travel trade in order to meet the needs of travellers.
  2. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the contemporary issues and fundamentals of the Travel and Recreation industry at local, regional, and international levels.
  3. Employ entrepreneurial skills to grow the current, or to start and run your own business ventures in the Travel and Recreation industry.
  4. Identify and find solutions to problems experienced in the Travel and Recreation industry using research and analytical skills
  5. Contribute towards sustainable growth of the leisure services and products, within a global context, using scientific and managerial skills.
  6. Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, reflection and application of various Travel and Recreation theories to improve performance of the industry operations.


After successful completion of the degree programme, a student will be able to start his/her own Travel and Recreation business ventures given the entrepreneurial training offered. Graduates will also have many employment possibilities such as: leisure services marketers, leisure and recreation services managers, travel consultants, tour operators, travel agents, researchers, recreation therapists, resort managers, municipal/campus recreation program coordinators, leisure services programmers (leisure event managers), airline crew members, country club managers and recreational managers

Work placements/international opportunities

As part of your course you will undertake at least eight months supervised industrial attachment, anywhere in the country (subject to approval by tutors). You may also engage in fieldwork as part of your final year dissertation, while other opportunities may exist for work-based learning in the University's hotels.

Normal Entry Requirements:

  • A candidate must have at least five 'O' level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Candidates should also have at least two Advanced Level passes in Arts, Commercials or Humanities subjects.

Special entry

  • A candidate, who holds at least a National Diploma in Travel Tourism or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, may be considered for direct entry.

Mature entry

  • Conditions for mature entry are as stipulated in the General Academic Regulations of the University.

How to Apply

Application Forms are obtainable upon payment of a non-refundable fee of fifteen (15) United States Dollars for Zimbabweans and fifty (50) United States Dollars for (foreigners). Application Forms can also be downloaded from [click here]. Online application can be done through the Online application system. Downloaded Application Forms and Online Applications should be accompanied by an Application Fee upon submission. The Application Fee can be paid through the following banks: ZB Bank Chinhoyi Branch, Account Number; 4565 386395 200 and FBC Bank Chinhoyi Branch, Account number; 8511 30400 42840135. Attach the deposit slip to the application form on submission.

The department has the following thematic research areas:

  1. Rural Tourism
  2. Tourism Branding
  3. Event Tourism
  4. Sports Tourism
  5. Adventure Tourism
  6. Medical Tourism
  7. Eco-Tourism
  8. Cultural Tourism
  9. Sustainable Tourism
  10. Tourism Marketing
  11. Wildlife Tourism
  12. Tourism Planning and Development
  13. Stakeholders Involvement and Participation
  14. Innovation and Information Technology (ICT)
  15. Other travel and tourism related topics

The Acting Dean
School of Hospitality and Tourism
P. Bag 7724

Direct: +263 67 27459 or 22203/5 Ext 175

Mobile: +263 7744346178


Department of Hospitality and Tourism
Department of Travel and Recreation