Hospitality and Event Planning

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Hospitality, Tourism Management sector is expected to gain 1.3 million jobs, to reach nearly 14.4 million, over the 2010-2020 period, making it one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the world.
• Hospitality is the fastest growing industry in the US
• It is now a $600 billion industry and is growing so quickly that it creates 300,000 new jobs each year
• By the year 2010, the industry will need 100,000 more managers each year, just to keep pace
• The industry offers more career options than most
• There are many opportunities to be creative
• It’s a “people” business

What is the Hospitality Industry?
• Restaurants
• Catering
• Hotels & Lodging
• Resorts & Casinos
• Cruise Lines
• Airlines
• Tourist Offices
• Destination Specialists
• Conference Centers
• Retirement Communities
• Country Clubs
• National Parks
• National Sports Teams
• Stadiums & Theme Parks

Hospitality, Tourism Facts:
• Nationwide, tourism generates over 335 billion in payroll earnings each year
• Employs over 17 million workers
• First, second or third largest employer in 32 states
• Nationwide, Americans took 900 million personal trips last year
• 47.5 million International visitors will travel to U.S. this year spending $103 billion on travel-related items
• Tourism alone is the main source of revenue for nearly 40% of the countries in the world

Concentrations:
• Adventure, Sport & Nature Based Tourism
• Beverage Service Mgt.
• Casino & Gaming Operations
• Cruise Line Mgt.
• Entertainment Mgt.
• Entrepreneurship
• Food & Beverage Mgt.
• Golf Management
• International Hospitality Operations Mgt.
• On-site Food Service Mgt.
• Resort Management
• Rooms Division Mgt.
• Sales, Meeting & Event Management
• Sommelier
• Sports and Entertainment Facility Management
• Sports Management
• Tour Mgt. Operations

First year students learn fundamentals of the Hospitality, Tourism Management Program Year 1. They will learn about: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, Hospitality Soft Skills, Resort Operations, Sales and Marketing, Green Practices, Safety and Security. Guest speakers will promote the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and offer students and internship or employment. Field trips will enhance the student learning experience.

Second year students will cover Hospitality Tourism Management Program Year 1 and Event Planning and Sports & Entertainment Marketing. They will learn about: The Global View of the Industry, Financial Processes, Operational Finance, Marketing Ethics, Types of Sales, Operational Emergency Preparedness. Guest speakers will promote the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and offer students and internship or employment. Field trips will enhance the student learning experience.

Third year students continue to study advanced topics in Hospitality Tourism Management Program Year 2. They will learn about: Leadership Management, Hospitality Leadership Skills, Operational Leadership, Food and Beverage Service Leadership, Human Resources, Managing Operational Finance, Models of Global Planned Events. Students will be introduced to Event Planning by working on projects such as: Red Ribbon Week, Artessy, Freshmen Orientation, and Career Week. Guest speakers will promote the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and offer students and internship or employment. Field trips will enhance the student learning experience.

Fourth year students will complete HTMP Year 1 and 2 and receive an Industry Certification, NOCTI Certification, TIPS Certification. In order to successfully obtain the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional designation, each student must complete a 100-hour, on-site workplace requirement in a qualifying position. A qualifying position for the HTMP designation is defined as working/interning, whether paid or unpaid, in the hospitality industry. Hospitality Industry is defined by four categories: Accommodations, Food & Beverage, Transportation, or Attractions.

Students may be placed in jobs related to the hospitality industry. Upon completion of the Hospitality Tourism Management Program Year 1 and 2, which will allow them to enter the Hospitality Industry at a higher level of employment.

98% Employment Rate
• Marriott International
• Hyatt Hotels
• Hilton Hotels
• Houston’s Restaurants
• Foxwoods Casino
• TGI Fridays
• Walt Disney World
• American Express
• Collette Tours
• Carnival Corporation
• WWE
• ESPN X-Games
• Madison Square Garden
• RI Convention Center

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