Tourism is now the
largest industry in the world, with one out of ten people worldwide
working in some part of the vast tourism field. The amount of leisure
time available to people around the world is increasing and so will the
demand for leisure programs and services. To effectively and efficiently
deliver these high-demand services, we must have well-trained and highly
qualified recreation and tourism graduates.
The Recreation and Tourism Management Program at
Concord University prepares students for professional careers in this
dynamic and expanding field. Our curriculum focuses on program planning,
public relations, marketing, budgeting and management of Recreation and
Tourism services. This is "Learn by Doing" field and most classes blend
traditional class work with opportunities for real-world experience in a
variety of settings.
People with jobs in the field of Parks and
Recreation operate recreation facilities such as ski resorts, state
or national parks, golf courses, marinas, amusement parks, fitness
centers, rafting companies, guided tour companies, adventure travel
outfitters, camps, aquatics facilities, college recreation programs and
People with jobs in Tourism Planning and Promotion
may work in local or state convention and visitor's bureaus, conduct
marketing research for public and private agencies in the tourism field,
conduct sales and marketing campaigns for resorts, hotels and tourism
businesses, plan and host conferences and conventions or work with
communities to plan new recreation and tourism facilities.
People with jobs in the field of Hospitality
Management may work as food & beverage managers at restaurants,
hotels or resorts, manage hotels or resort lodging facilities, own bed &
breakfast inns, supervise hotel staff or guest service desks.