A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities.  Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations.
Institute of Education Sciences. (n. d.). CIP Code 52.0901. Retrieved from 

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airline, amusement, assisted living, bed & breakfast, club management, conventions, cookery, cruise lines, events, facilities management, food service, gaming & casinos, hospitality careers, hotel management, hotels, lodging, meetings, motel management, motels, spas, tour operators in the US, tourism in the US, travel & tourism, travel agencies in the US, travel arrangements and tourism packaging in the US 


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Online Open Access Journals

DOAJ:  Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation
Tourismos:  An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism

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Hospitality and Tourism Search Engine 
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The Center for Hospitality Research  (CHR) 
The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is an information clearing house sponsoring research and conferences to improve service industry practices. CHR collaborates with scholars and industry executives to improve strategic, managerial, and operating systems. The Center for Hospitality Research publishes the number one hospitality research journal: "The Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly".
Hospitality Industry provides access to a carefully selected source of information related to the hospitality industry.
Hospitality Net
US Travel Association 
The national association to promote travel. provides widely-respected, industry-leading economic data, information, analysis and travel trends to support industry efforts involving advocacy and promotion.
United Nations World Tourism Organization  (UNWTO) 
The World Tourism Organization  (UNWTO)  is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
World Travel and Tourism Council  (WTTC) 
The forum for business leaders in the travel and tourism industry.
WTTC advocates partnership between the public and private sectors, delivering results that match the needs of economies, local and regional authorities and local communities with those of business.