What Is Tourism & Hospitality Management?

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst defines hospitality and tourism management as a multidisciplinary field with the purpose of preparing people with expertise, commitment and skills for management, marketing and operations positions in the expanding food, accommodations and tourism industry. Hospitality and tourism management is a rapidly growing field of study.

Graduates receiving degrees in hospitality and tourism management often find careers in restaurants, hotels, casinos and other food service industries. Graduate degrees in hospitality and tourism management are available in many universities like George Washington University and Purdue University. Popular tourist areas such as Florida and California hire many graduates from hospitality and tourism management programs.