Westminster Kingsway College students: City Ambassadors
18 May 2012
Westminster Kingsway College Travel & Tourism students were selected to work as guides to the City for an international delegation, showing the very best of what London has to offer.
The students worked as tour guides to the city for the 400 members of the 59th UICH Les Clefs d’Or Congress. Les Clefs d’Or, also known as The Society of the Golden Keys represents concierge professionals from over 42 countries. The congress is held at a different country every year and this year, London was picked as the destination.
The students were based at The Royal National Hotel and worked as tour guides and stewards, taking guests to famous London attractions such as the London Eye, The O2, Olympic Village and a river boat tour of the River Thames, as well as trips to Oxford and Kent.
Lorraine Hewett, Westminster Kingsway College Programme Manager, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to put all they have learnt in the classroom into action. They got very good feedback from the event organisers and carried out all their duties with a very high level of professionalism, which will prepare them for their careers in the future.”
Molly Rose Hartley, BTEC Level 3 Travel & Tourism student, said: “Being a London tour guide gave me a valuable insight into the Travel & Tourism industry. I got first-hand experience and I was proud to show off how great London is as a tourist destination in the Olympic and Diamond Jubilee year. I am looking forward to studying International Tourism Management at the University of Southampton and Westminster Kingsway College has really helped prepare me for it.”
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