Travel, Tourism and Aviation students head to Prague!
West Herts College Travel, Tourism and Aviation students visited Prague as part of a residential trip to broaden their experience and learning.
After a very early flight, Aviation students were fortunate to be able to meet the pilots and inspect the cockpit after landing. A local tour guide was waiting to greet the students at the airport, who then led the group on an extensive tour of Prague’s old and new towns, learning about King Wenceslas, Nietzsche and the growth of the city as a tourist destination.
Lily Wilson, a Level 3 Travel and Tourism student, said: “I found the architecture intriguing, the views were breath-taking and Prague is a truly beautiful city.”
In the morning, the group were picked up by a coach and travelled to the Terezin Naciz Concentration Camp. Natalia, the museum tour guide, provided a courteous and profound commentary on the camp’s tragic past.
Caitlin Butler, another Level 3 Travel and Tourism student, said: “I found the concentration camp very interesting, and it was a humbling experience learning about such a historic event.”
Upon returning to Prague, the group explored the narrow Czech streets and Jewish Quarter, before heading to local restaurants for dinner.
Hamzah Chowdrai, a Level 3 Aviation student, said: “I really enjoyed spending time with our classmates outside of college, and getting to see a different side to the tutors.”
For the final day, the group caught the metro to the Czech Tourism Office for a lecture on the country’s growth as a tourist destination and its projections and campaigns for the future. After that, some students caught the tram back to discover more about the city and others crossed over the river and headed to the castle. Unfortunately, the good times had to end and everyone met back at the hotel and headed to the airport.
Travel and Tourism tutor Gary Garside, who accompanied the students on the trip, said: “These students will now be able to use the experiences in their future assignments whilst also having an enriching life experience.”