5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Studying Hotel and Tourism Management | Top Universities

5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Studying Hotel and Tourism Management

By Stephanie L

Updated March 15, 2021 Updated March 15, 2021

Sponsored by Macao Institute for Tourism Studies

Do you love to travel? Are you well-organized? Do you like to make an impression? If your answer to all three is yes, then you may want to consider studying a degree in hotel and tourism management.

Want to find out else makes studying hotel and tourism management a great idea? We’ve teamed up with Macao Institute for Tourism Studies in Macao SAR, which hopes to welcome 40 million new visitors by 2025, thanks to its rapid rise in tourism development.

Travel opportunities at your fingertips

During your time studying hotel and tourism management, the opportunity to travel both internationally and locally is never far away.

Internships, study exchanges and field trips like the ones offered at Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, which is renowned for its experiential learning experiences, are a great opportunity to see the world, as well as understand and appreciate how the industry works across borders and cultures.

You’ll be part of a dynamic and constantly evolving industry

Cruise ship

In 2018, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) published its annual report stating the global travel and tourism sector had grown once again, by 3.9 percent, thus contributing US$8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy.

In the same year, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecast that within the next 12 years the number of international travelers will rise to 1.8 billion per year – an increase of 38.5 percent compared to today’s figures.

Develop and perfect your skills and knowledge in five-star facilities

Staff at hotel reception desk

There’s only so much theory learning you can do before you need to get out of the lecture hall and try it out for real.

Internships and field trips aside, in recent years higher education institutions such as Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, have created exclusive learning facilities for students to get a genuine feel for what it’s like to work in the industry.

Mock hotel front desks, training restaurants and hotels, as well as specialized wine and tea rooms, are an integral part of the curriculum at Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, which places in the top 40 in the world and fifth in Asia in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Hospitality & Leisure Management.

It’ll also give you the opportunity to make an impact

Studying hotel and tourism management goes beyond having an in-depth understanding of the behind-the-scenes of the industry.

As the number of international travelers increases each year, it’s important to consider the impact it can have on the environment. Learning about sustainable tourism in your degree can help you eradicate environmental, social and economical issues that can arise in this field.

For example, Bachelor of Science in Tourism Business Management and Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management students at Macao Institute for Tourism Studies are taught to devise their own strategies to address environmental issues on both a local and global scale.

You’re hungry for a career that offers real responsibility early on

As we’ve already mentioned, the hospitality and tourism industry is constantly evolving, meaning with the right qualifications, experience and skillset, opportunities to get on the career ladder and climb it fast are possible.

This article was originally published in February 2020 . It was last updated in March 2021

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As the Head of Sponsored Content for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics.

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