Tourism is a critical industry in the global economy, both in terms of economic contribution and employment opportunities. As well as being critical in the global economy, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) also notes the role of tourism in fostering inclusive development and environmental sustainability.
Private sector tourism organisations operating in the tourism space include hotel groups, cruise operators, airlines, major venues, and event management companies. Public sector organisations include regional tourism organisations and national, state and local governments. These organisations employ specialists with skills in marketing, service management, project and event management, accounting, finance, human resources, logistics, and data analytics.
In a rapidly changing employment landscape, tourism provides a long-term future where the human qualities of creativity, problem-solving and interpersonal communication are valued.
The Tourism Management Major provides a good understanding of the industry and the employment opportunities providing a springboard into employment in this exciting sector.