Hospitality & Tourism
Overview of Hospitality & Tourism
Travel and tourism are one of the world's largest industries, comprising more than 9.3 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product. Every year, over a billion tourists visit destinations by air, land and sea. Hotels alone account for over half a trillion dollars worldwide in annual revenue. The industry is very broad, meaning there are plenty of opportunities and specialty fields, both visible and working behind the scenes.
Working in tourism and hospitality management could land you a job almost anywhere in the world. Hotels, airlines, restaurants, transportation companies, tourist services, convention centers, casinos, sports teams, travel agencies and activity providers are all part of a dynamic industry that continually needs skilled employees.