The hospitality field, also known as the mega-industry, includes many career opportunities.

Recent statistics include:

  • Hospitality management provides $98.3 billion in tax revenues or federal, state and local governments.
  • Total hospitality employment in the U.S. includes 15.4 million jobs.
  • Pleasure travel volume was 950.4 million; personal trips with business travel accounted for over 251 million trips in the United States alone.
  • The World Tourism Organization forecasts a growth in international tourist arrivals of between 3% and 4% in the next year. International visitors spend $79.4 billion a year.
  • The travel field is America’s largest services exporter, with international travelers spending over $110 billion in the United States.
  • The US hotel and motel industry consists of about 40,000 companies that operate 48,000 properties, with combined annual revenue over $120 billion.
  • The restaurant industry’s total economic effect is $1.5 trillion.
  • The restaurant industry remains one of the nation’s largest private-sector employers with its 12.7 million employees, comprising 9% of the U.S. workforce.
  • The restaurant industry is projected to add 1.3 million career and employment opportunities by 2020.
  • Dining is the most popular domestic trip activity and is included in 31% of all domestic trips. On a typical day, 130 million Americans will visit a restaurant.
Job titles of graduates of the program include:
  • Cruise Ship PersonnelMeeting, Event, or Convention Planner
  • Event Operations Manager
  • Conference or Exhibition Planner
  • Special Events Director
  • Retail Events Representative
  • Event Planner Trade Show Promotions
  • Catering Sales Manager
  • Airline Sales Manager
  • Property Management
  • Revenue Management Analyst
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Room or Catering Sales Manager
  • Hotel Guest Services Manager
  • Hotel/Motel Front Office Manager
  • Executive Sales Manager
  • Bed and Breakfast Owner
  • Restaurant Owner and Operator
  • Country Club Manager
Past Internship and Career Placements include:
  • The Ritz-Carlton Club Aspen Highlands
  • Club Managers Association of America
  • The Greenbrier Resort
  • Private Clubs around the Country
  • Aramark
  • The Homestead Resort
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Marriott
  • Disney
  • SeaWorld
  • Caesar’s Casino
  • Starwood
  • Four Season
  • August National
  • McDonalds
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts - IHG

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