Family & Consumer Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

The Hospitality and Tourism field is open and diverse.

A concentration in Hospitality and Tourism prepares students for jobs across a broad spectrum of career opportunities in hotels and resorts, meeting and event management, restaurants, convention and visitor bureaus and many other related fields. The field offers excellent career pathways for students that are extroverted (meeting clients and providing customer service) as well as introverted (many opportunities behind the scenes) with both offering excellent growth potential.

From sporting events, conferences, conventions, outdoor parks and recreations and lodging around the state of Alabama, Hospitality and Tourism is a growing industry.

Major personality traits needed for success in Hospitality and Tourism:

Flexibility – adapt quickly to changes

Motivation – willing to do any task that needs to be accomplished

Organization – prioritize task, follow-through, delegate and meet deadlines

Courses available in this concentration:

The Hospitality Industry

Travel and Tourism

Event Planning

Convention and Trade Shows

Lodging Operations

Professional Hospitality Management

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