Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
The hospitality and tourism industry, its history and development, and the composition of the many component segments and their interrelationships and interdependency are featured in this course. The organization of the industry, career opportunities, challenges/issues and trends are a central focus. Travel businesses such as airlines, cruises and tours, rail and auto transportation industries are explored. Hospitality businesses including hotels, resorts, restaurants and foodservice management, culinary arts, meeting and convention planning, recreation, casino management, clubs and events and attractions management are also emphasized. Students learn about the motivations and decision-making processes that inspire people to travel for both business and pleasure. Future training needs and professional development activities within the industry are fully covered.

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