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Master in Luxury / VIP Management in Tourism



The Luxury tourism industry is a rich industry that includes a wide range of fields: accommodation, food & beverage, spa, meeting & events, cruise line, yachting, sporting, casinos, entertainment, and transportation. The Luxury/VIP Management Master degree in the tourism industry provides you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to enter the luxury service industry through a mix of academic pillars and professional practical experience.
The main teaching language is English. The study plan includes a 240 hours module to study a foreign language to choose from Spanish for foreigners, French or Russian. After the theoretic modules are completed, all students have to complete an internship period in one of our collaborating companies.
This program will provide you theoretical, linguistic and practical skills.
Instruction is in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops, videoconference classes, cases and individual assignments. Examination is in the form of written exams, individual and group assignments and workshop exercises.
All foreign students have to do a Spanish language preparation module to take one of the official state exams of Spanish for Foreigners, DELE or SIELE, of the correspondent  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 levels.  HTL International School is an accredited DELE & SIELE examination center of the Instituto Cervantes.


To enrol in the Master Degree, it is necessary:
1. to fill the online application form below
2. submit the requested documents:
– passport copy
– last studies transcript
– CV
– English level certificate, if any. If  you don’t have any proof of your English level, you have to fill the online placement test to be completed online before the online application is done. The direct link is on Admissions page.


On successfully completing this Professional Program of Study you will:
1. Be awarded the
– Master Degree in Luxury/VIP Management in Tourism
– DELE Diploma or SIELE Global (Spanish Language for Foreigners official diplomas) or
– French/Russian Language Level Certificate

2. Have attained an accredited qualification for managerial and supervisory levels showing you possess competence in professional work activities.


3. Have attained a high level qualification equated to the International studies framework as a  Master Degree or Master Universitario according to the Spanish National framework.


The course covers contemporary managerial and strategic issues in luxury tourism management to enhance your employability in the growing and dynamic tourism industry.

The main luxury tourism industry categories are as follows:

  • Private Jet/Airline Helicopter
  • Beach Resorts
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Casinos
  • Cruise Lines
  • Cultural Attractions
  • Ecotourism/Extreme Adventures
  • Gastronomic Experience
  • Gay/Lesbian Travels
  • Golf Resorts
  • Inbound Tour Operators / DMC
  • Luxury Meeting & Conference Venues
  • Natural Wonders
  • Private Islands / Villas
  • Luxury Shopping Villages
  • Wildlife Experiences
  • Polar Experiences
  • SPA & Wellness
  • Yachts Charter & Sailing Experience

The types of positions that graduates may occupy include the following:

  • International Luxury Travel Advisor
  • Global or Regional Luxury Events Specialist
  • Luxury Travel Buyer
  • Luxury Travel Seller, etc


Module I: Luxury Tourism Management

  • The foundations and traces of modern tourism
  • Elaborations of tourism
  • Tourist objects, tourist rituals
  • Luxury brands
  • Introduction to Revenue management
  • Strategic pricing
  • Value
  • Differential pricing
  • The revenue management’s role

Module II. VIP Tourism

  • Luxury select destinations worldwide
  • Golf Business and Management
  • Cruise & Private Jet & Private charters
  • Small groups/Tailor made tours
  • Boutique hotels
  • Events Management VIP
  • Food and Beverage VIP service
  • Customer service VIP

Module III. Marketing of VIP Tourism

  • General Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

Module IV. Foreign Language Intensive Course I (Spanish , French or Russian)

  • Official DELE exam of Spanish for Foreigners preparation module
  • General French or Russian Language test according the initial entrance level

Module V. Spanish/French/Russian Language for the Tourism Sector Module

Module VI. Final Project
·         Project design
·         Research tools
·         Personal reflection
·         Appropriate questionnaire designs
·         Conducting academic research, literature search and review
·         Developing a research question, hypothesis and methodology
·         Managing a research projectIV: Production and Operation Management

Module VII: Internship

Interdisciplinary Exam
Official Exam of Spanish Language for Foreigners DELE or SIELE
French/Russian language exam

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