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This course is ideal for individuals of any age or stage who are desirous of discovering the career opportunities and adventures available to and experienced by the Hospitality/Tourism industry professional person.

About this course

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Looking for a career that will never grow old? Looking for a job you can perform anywhere in the world? Looking for a daily business work environment of natural beauty, fun, entertainment, service, and creativity? Then, look no further than the Hospitality/Tourism Industry. This is a specialized "service industry" and just happens to be the world’s largest. The U.S. Travel Association reports that in 2018, travelers spent nearly $1.1 trillion in the U.S.—generating $171 billion in tax revenues for federal, state and local governments. This is just the United States! Worldwide figures will easily double that and more.

This course will significantly expand your knowledge horizons with respect to the Hospitality/Tourism industry and start you along the academic pathway necessary to get your share of this enormous and extremely delicious career pie. Some specific job areas are event planning, food service, hotel/resort operations, human resources, tourism management, tour operations, and travel industry marketing. Enjoy!

What you'll learn

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The course will enable learners to:

  • Engage in meaningful Hospitality/Tourism Industry conversation, using appropriate Professional Language
  • Discuss the broad variety of exciting Hospitality/tourism Industry careers
  • Locate and explore the treasure of resources available for further study

Week 0 – Getting Started

  • Course Information

  • Getting Help & Guidelines

  • Course Completion

Week 1 – Module 1 “Read My Lips”-Crack the Code

  • Why do We Say Hospitality and Tourism

  • Jargon & Phrases

Week 2 – Module 2 Magic of Tourism

  • Your Passion - Your Career

  • The Remuneration Scale

  • The Unmatchable Perquisites or Perks

Week 3 – Module 3 “travel/tourism”

  • Career Opportunities FAQ

  • Air- Supersonic to Return

  • The Influencers – DMOS ( jobs)

Week 4 – Module 4 “Food, Food, Food”

  • Foodservice Sector

  • Careers

Week 5 – Module 5 “Roof Overhead”

  • Lodging Sector

  • Careers

Week 6 – Final Assessment & Wrap Up

Meet your instructors

Ernest P. Boger D.Mgt
Chairman of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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