What can I do with a degree in Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality?

Fields of Employment

Management Positions

  • Operations Management
  • Property Management
  • Facility Management
  • Rooms Management
  • Banquet and Catering Management
  • Human Resources
  • 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.

Customer Service

  • Office Operations
  • Reservations
  • Sales
  • Travel Planning
  • Guest Relations
  • Wholesaler

Special Events

  • Convention and Trade Show Planning and Management
  • Meeting Planning
  • Entertainment/Event Planning
  • Athletic Event Planning
  • Programs and Activities Planning
  • Children’s Programming/Planning

Employers

  • Accommodation: Hotels/Motels, Resorts, Bed and Breakfasts, Timeshares, Caravan Parks and Campgrounds
  • Amusement Centres and Theme Parks
  • Conference Centres and Banquet Facilities
  • Cruise Companies
  • Entertainment Industry
  • 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
  • Large Corporations
  • Leisure organizations: Sporting Clubs, Recreation Centres, Fitness Facilities, and Country Clubs
  • Reservation Companies
  • Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs and Fast Food Operators
  • Special Event and Festival Organizations
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Tour Operators and Guide Services
  • Transportation/Travel Industry

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.

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