Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism deals with attractions, activities, and events, while Hospitality focuses on providing people great accommodation, travel, as well as other facilities like restaurants or sports centers. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, being that both industries pull different aspects from several other fields. Tourism and Hospitality degrees equips you with the management, marketing and operational skills necessary to successfully fulfill a position within the travel or hospitality sectors. Through a course in travel and hospitality, you will learn many beneficial skills and relevant knowledge. In particular, within the fields of travel, hospitality and customer service, you can apply said knowledge and skills to various industries. You will gain strong knowledge of organizational management, which can assist you in any area of study. Students will also develop computer skills, review selling and marketing techniques, learn about destination choices, and monitor the motivating factors and travel trends of tourists, studying effective research tools or create tour packages. For individuals working in tourism or hospitality, a strong understanding of business and what drives business success is a great advantage, particularly for those in administrative or management positions. Professionals in the sector are responsible for optimizing the leisure experience of their customers, either by direct contact or through handling the logistics and staff involved in leisure resorts or activities effectively. They are involved in the leisure and travel industries, in the organization of various events and in sports and health centers. Graduates in Tourism and hospitality can work in various sectors and can apply for job opportunities such as: hotel manager, flight attendant, restaurant manager, event planner, travel consultant and many more.

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Culinary Arts

Culinary arts study includes particular cooking methods and techniques in order to present balanced, delicious, special and aesthetic dishes worthy of restaurant standards. The culinary arts discipline combines knowledge of business and management with skills in cooking, art and presentation. Culinary arts degrees provide specific information on: food safety, commercial food processing, tastes of the modern world, meal planning, kitchen management, vegetarian cuisine, baked goods and desert cooking. Students will develop experience in the preparation of dishes with hygienic and nutritious ingredients, while also paying attention to the overall meal design. Graduates in Culinary Arts can work as: food safety specialist, food technologist, food safety manager, culinary instructor, food stylist and so on.
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Event Management

Event management focuses on the steps and strategies that have to be taken to plan an event effectively. The discipline of event management provides knowledge of how to build a concept, plan and identify the target audience for the desired event. Event management borrows theories and practical knowledge from similar disciplines such as: innovation management, project management, marketing and public relations. Subjects you can expect to study while taking event management courses include: strategic management, innovation for events, advertising and promotion, effective messaging, and event business. Students will learn various skills such as: creative thinking and strong leadership skills in order to coordinate teams that come together to accomplish a successful event, excellent organizational abilities, communicate efficiently and clearly, and maintain constant feedback between beneficiaries and services contractors. Job options for graduates in Event Management include: conference center manager, event manager, hotel manager, restaurant manager and many others.
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Hospitality Management

Hospitality focuses on providing people great accommodation, travel, as well as other facilities like restaurants or sports centers. Students in hospitality management typically have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in real hospitality organizations. Hospitality management combines ideas from related fields such as trade, business administration and supply chain management and logistics. Topics in hospitality management courses cover: hotel operation, hospitality management communication, catering and banquet management, applied foodservice sanitation, hotel and restaurant financial management, travel and tour operation. Students in hospitality management will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement business development and quality management strategies. They will gain basic administrative abilities in order to control organization, develop excellent customer service and communication skills to create a harmonious working environment. Graduates in Hospitality management can choose career options such as: hotel managers, travel agents, restaurant managers and so on.
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Tourism

Tourism deals with attractions, activities, and events. Students can study the business and management concepts of tourism in fields, such as ecotourism, luxury, and sustainable business practices. Tourism programs include tourism information technology, sociology of tourism, management, marketing, and cultural heritage and others. Tourism degrees cover areas of Management Science, Business Administration, Marketing, and Hospitality. Tourism studies make sure you’ll know how to treat your clients during their hotel stay or when visiting the best tourist sites. Students learn to manage products and services related to activities like travelling for pleasure, personal recreation, and various social events. Graduates in Tourism can work as: event manager, public house manager, accommodation manager, travel agency manager and others.
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