Take your first step for a gaining career in the fast-growing travel industry in our ”summer school” and become a Travel Assistant.

Perho Culinary, Tourism and Business College offers versatile education for tourism business. One of our popular educations is Travel Assistant, which equips you for the duties of incoming international tourist service in Helsinki and Lapland area.

Is it you the growing travel industry is looking for?

If you are interested in working in an international atmosphere and you have good language skills (fluent English and basic Finnish, other languages in advantage) plus good service attitude, the diploma of Travel Assistant studies – those enable your concurrent working – could be your first step for a gaining career in the fast growing travel industry.

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”What to do, where to go?” – you’ll be the one who knows

A Travel Assistant works in multifaceted customer service and advising tasks >> in airports and ferry terminals as well as in hotels and restaurants. Various outdoor events are also places where the Travel Assistant shows up his/hers multi-skilled virtuosity.

Travel Assistant

An executed diploma of Travel Assistant helps you in networking efficiently with employers, too. Your contact information will be attached in a nationwide Travel Assistant recruiting register of Association of Finnish Travel Agents (AFTA) >>

Next training starst in spring 2018

Live (Helsinki)/Skype applicant auditions: May 3rd – 5th
Orientation and personal study plan: May 15th – 16th (Helsinki)

Content of studies

Getting prepared to be a Travel Assistant 
– Basics of global and local tourist industry: May 22nd – 23rd
– Service design and customer service: June 7th – 8th
– Responsibility and security:

Guiding skills 
– eLearning (theory): June 19th –  20th
– Applied training: July 17th – 18th
– Visits to ports, tourist offices, airport etc.: August 14th – 16th

Study trip to Lapland (Rovaniemi-Levi area): September 25th – 28th

Final Exams in September/October
– Planning a guided tour
– Guiding minimum one hour tour

Learning materials and tutoring are also available on the web.

When passing the exam of Travel Assistant you graduate the Guiding in Foreign Language unit of the Further Qualification of Tour Guide. To graduate the full qualification of Tour Guide, you need 1–3 years added working experience and improved guiding skills and good Finnish language skills. As a qualified Tour Guide, you can apply for a status of an Authorized Local Guide.

Further information – Travel Assistant

Download the brochure (pdf) >>

Ms. Sari Vuontisjärvi, training specialist, tourism education
040 714 4290
sari.vuontisjarvi (at)

Ministry of Education and Culture provides financial support for the education.

In co-operation:

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