Careers in Travel and Tourism

Tourism has long been considered an industry that contributes widely to economic security and, sometimes, the survival of destinations worldwide. The tourism industry helps create jobs, drives economic growth, and increases the quality of life for residents within a destination. Perhaps most importantly, the tourism industry is better equipped to withstand economic challenges and recession because of the continued need and desire to travel for business or leisure. Tourism worldwide has been steadily growing and is forecasted for continued growth.

As the industry grows, so too does the need for a more skilled and educated workforce. According to a 2015 report by the World Travel & Tourism Council, the tourism industry contributed 277 million jobs to the global economy in 2014, with an expected increase of ...

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