According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, tourism is currently the third largest retail industry in the United States, behind automotive and food stores. People who work in the travel and hospitality industry make their living by helping others enjoy themselves.
Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality profiles occupations in a wide variety of areas, including travel and tourism services, hotels and lodging, specialty resorts and cruise ships, recreation, restaurants and culinary, casinos and gaming, and communications. Complete with a foreword by the president and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, this book features more than 75 job profiles, plus appendixes listing educational programs, professional associations, major employers, industry resources, and more.
Career profiles include:
• Account executive
• Casino manager
• Cruise ship physician
• Executive chef
• Park ranger
• Spa manager
• Tour guide
• Travel agent
• Travel writer
• Wedding planner
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jennifer Bobrow Burns has more than 13 years of experience as a writer and career counselor. She holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.A. in counseling and guidance from New York University. Formerly the associate director of career development at the Columbia University Center for Career Education in New York, Burns has published numerous articles related to career issues. Currently, she is the assistant dean for career services at Quinnipiac University's School of Communications in Hamden, Connecticut. She is the author of Career Opportunities in Journalism and Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector for Ferguson's.
Foreword author Joseph A. McInerney, CHA, is the president and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
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