Did you know that tourism is the world’s largest industry?
Tourism is a major form of economic development that generates
substantial employment, income, investment, and tax revenue for
communities in both developed and developing countries. One of
every eleven jobs in the world exists due to tourism’s economic
power. It is the economic engine that creates wealth in Florida,
the Caribbean, and many other destinations worldwide.
In fact, the important of tourism is recognized by leaders
around the world. It is the only industry with its own specialized
agency within the United Nations: The United Nations World Tourism
Tourism is a multi-faceted industry that is never boring. In
fact, no two days are ever the same!
Within the industry’s various sectors, there are numerous
entry-level jobs and a multitude of career paths that will provide
you with a variety of rewarding opportunities as you climb the
career ladder. It is a growing career field with endless
opportunities, domestically and internationally.
If you are looking for an exciting, dynamic industry in which to
build a satisfying career that enables you to explore the world and
experience its many natural and cultural resources, then tourism is
So go ahead and visualize your dream job, and the company or
organization and the location where you would most like to begin
your professional career. Saint Leo’s internationally-renowned
faculty can help prepare and guide you toward that goal.
With a degree specialization in international tourism, you can
find your niche in the world!
Our graduates find jobs in many tourism industry sectors,
including accommodations, food service, attractions,
transportation, and promotional organizations.
View current information on internships and potential
scholarship opportunities here.
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