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Why Travel and Tourism Management?

Tourism is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world with over a billion people traveling annually. Strong national and global demand has resulted in more destinations building and strengthening their tourism attractions, facilities and infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Labor projects increased demand and employment growth rate for the leisure, travel and hospitality industries. Thus, graduates with relevant education and skill sets are in high demand as the industry evolves along with rapid advances in technology and globalization.

What will I learn?

  • Advance your industry knowledge, develop intellectual abilities and foster technical, interpersonal and professional skills that will put you at the forefront of this fast-growing national and global industry.
  • Increase your global awareness and intercultural communications to prepare for a diverse workforce.
  • Participate in study abroad experiences to Europe, China and other global locations.
  • Engage in a high caliber business-based curriculum to prepare for careers in the U.S. and globally.
  • Integrate practical experience via hands-on learning and job placement opportunities.
  • Involve yourself and connect with multiple student clubs with robust industry liaisons.


The Certificate in Travel and Tourism Management is open to all majors and can be completed in 16 credit hours and allows for courses to be double-counted toward your degree.



Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • HTM 3223: International Travel and Tourism (I)
  • HTM 3243: The Business of Tourism
  • HTM 4183: Sustainable Tourism and Geography


Elective (7 credit hours):

  • Select 7 hours from a list of elective classes offered by the Spears School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences. This can include study abroad, semester abroad and modern foreign languages from any academic unit.


Careers on Travel and Tourism Management

Be a successful leader, decision-maker and entrepreneur to lead in multiple sectors that include:

  • Convention and visitors bureaus
  • Destination management organizations
  • Tourism marketing and sales
  • Travel media and content creator
  • Travel and tourism operators
  • Resorts, theme parks and attractions
  • Gaming and casinos
  • Cruise lines
  • Events and entertainment
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