The Hospitality and Tourism industry has been divided into four sub-industry segments. For details, visit CareerClusters.org. For information on what you need to study and know, click here to check out the Knowledge and Skills for any of the sub-industry segments.
In each sub-industry segment there are many, many opportunities for entry jobs and career growth. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has created a list of job titles in their sector. Do you see one you'd like to have next year?
There is a wide range of additional career information on Vault.com.
Some of it is available for a fee only, much of it is free.
and Upward: Tools & Schools for
Hospitality is a fast-paced career where talented employees advance
quickly to management and other positions of responsibility. With
additional training and certifications, employees become more capable
of assuming increased challenges and promotions. Maryland's schools and institutions are listed below. Further down the page is additional certification information.
United Nations World Tourism Organization TedQual
There is a sub-group in the United Nations focused strictly on our industry. It is called the World Tourism Organization. They do worldwide research and work internationally with industry educators. One of their specific programs is called "TedQual." TedQual stands for "Tourism Education Quality." It is a recognition of institutions that meet the U.N.W.T.O. requirments for providing certifications.
Four institutions in the United State are currently TedQual Certified Institutions:
The Maryland Tourism Education Foundation also provides professional
development opportunities which are explained in the MTEF
Professional Development Programs section.