Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Planning

Career Guide

Tourism and hospitality fields focus on the management, marketing, and operations of hotels, restaurants, parks, and other attractions. Event planning - often associated with tourism and hospitality - focuses on the budgets, timelines, legalities, and logistics of planning various kinds of events.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to tourism, hospitality, and event planning, including:

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  • Cruise Director
  • Resort Manager 
  • Park Ranger
  • Travel Consultant
  • Park Manager
  • Youth Activities Director
  • Pilot
  • Country Club Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Special Events Director
  • Meeting Planner
  • Flight Attendant
  • Museum Director
  • Tour Guide
  • Conference Planner
  • Director of Parks and Recreation
  • Travel Writer
  • Chef
  • Amusement Park Operations Director
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Reservations Manager
  • Certified Dietary Manager
  • Marine Habitat Resource Specialist
  • Bed & Breakfast Owner
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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include Event Planning and Management, Hospitality/Hospitality Management, Park Management, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Marketing and Management, MBA (with hospitality concentration), and many more!

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