The school which was founded as affiliated to Ege University at the beginning of 1974-1975 academic years, has been the first school which was opened in its field. Our school affiliated to Dokuz Eylül University in 1982, was affiliated to Adnan Menderes University in 1992. From the beginning of 1996–1997 Academic year, it was moved from Aydin to Kuşadası and has been carrying on the activity of education in Kuşadası.
Besides our department, there are Department of Tour Guiding, Department of Hospitality Management and Department of Food and Beverage Management.
Although our department was active as Travel Management and Tour Guiding in the beginning, as a result of the assessments of the councils associated with the issue in 2011, it was determined that the heads of the departments in the School of Tourism and Hotel Management would be reconstituted. Within this scope, Department of Travel Management and Tour Guiding was transformed into two departments named as Travel Management and Tour Guiding. The foundation of the department was put into practice in 2011-2012 academic year with six academic members.
May 16, 2013 date in the Official Newspapaer No. 28649 our university School of Tourism and Hotel Management closed , Faculty of Tourism was opened . Tourism Department of Travel Management section had 1 Professor, 4 Assistant Professors , 1 expert and 1 research assistant .
The Program aims at raising candidates of travel manager who know the structure and the process of tourism industry in Turkey, who are experts on the field of tourism, who know at least one foreign language by heart and second foreign language very well, who could offer service to visitors coming from different cultures by meeting their needs.
Our vision is to maintain and improve the qualification of being a preferable department by tourism sector and the graduated students who are the candidates of travel agencies.
Travel Agency Management is a program aims at raising candidates of travel agency operator who know the structure and the process of tourism & travel industry in Turkey, who are experts on the field of tourism, who know at least one foreign language by heart and second foreign language very well, who could offer service to customers coming from different contries by meeting their needs, who are sociable and self-confident and who are deeply bound up with the technological values like internet, data mining and GDS which the occupation of travel agency management.
Department carry on education in the campus of tourism faculty in Kuşadası. There are 13 classrooms, 1 lecture hall, 1 canteen, 1 dining hall, 1 library and 1 auditorium as well as necessary offices for the administrative services.
There are enough teaching materials in classrooms and laboratories (projector, PC, interactive white board etc.).
Person Responsible for Information Package
Prof. Bülent BOZDOĞAN
Assoc. Prof. Osman Eralp ÇOLAKOĞLU
Lec. Turan OKUL
Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue