Why choose a specialization in International Tourism?
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 Organization.
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 for you.
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!
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