What can I do with a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality?
Fields of Employment
Banquet and Catering Management
Restaurant/Food Service Management including: Operations Management, Food Quality and Food Safety, Menu Design, Production and Service of Food, Cost Control, Human Resources, General Management of Other Related Facilities.
Convention and Trade Show Planning and Management
Athletic Event Planning
Programs and Activities Planning
Accommodation: Hotels/Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Timeshares, Caravan Parks and Campgrounds
Amusement Centres and Theme Parks
Conference Centres and Banquet Facilities
Federal, State and Local Government: Tourism Offices, Visitor Bureaus, Convention Centres, and National Parks
Food Service Providers: Catering Companies, Schools, Universities, Hospitals and Military
Historical, Cultural, Natural and Educational Attractions
Leisure organizations: Sporting Clubs, Recreation Centres, Fitness Facilities, and Country Clubs
Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs and Fast Food Operators
Special Event and Festival Organizations
Trade and Professional Associations
Tour Operators and Guide Services
Further Information and Strategies
Undertake internships, work experience and vacation work during your studies.
A postgraduate degree is required for advanced research or teaching positions and also leads to greater opportunities for advancement in industry and government.
Join professional associations (e.g. Young Tourism Network) as a student member to gain knowledge about the profession.