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Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Jennifer Bobrow Burns; Foreword by Joseph A. McInerney, CHA, President/CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077312
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7731-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 05/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 910
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 320

Summary

According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, tourism is currently the third largest retail industry in the United States, behind automotive and food stores. People who work in the travel and hospitality industry make their living by helping others enjoy themselves.

Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality profiles occupations in a wide variety of areas, including travel and tourism services, hotels and lodging, specialty resorts and cruise ships, recreation, restaurants and culinary, casinos and gaming, and communications. Complete with a foreword by the president and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, this new book features more than 75 job profiles, plus appendixes listing educational programs, professional associations, major employers, industry resources, and more.

Career profiles include:

  • Account executive
  • Bellhop
  • Casino manager
  • Cruise ship physician
  • Executive chef
  • Park ranger
  • Sommelier
  • Spa manager
  • Tour guide
  • Travel agent
  • Travel writer
  • Wedding planner.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Bobrow Burns has more than 13 years of experience as a writer and career counselor. She holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.A. in counseling and guidance from New York University. Formerly the associate director of career development at the Columbia University Center for Career Education in New York, Burns has published numerous articles related to career issues. Currently, she is the assistant dean for career services at Quinnipiac University's School of Communications in Hamden, Connecticut. She is the author of Career Opportunities in Journalism and Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector for Ferguson Publishing.

Foreword author Joseph A. McInerney, CHA, is the president and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Reviews and Awards

"Libraries with similar works...should consider updating their collection with this newer title. Recommended."


Choice

"...a practical, easy-to-use guide...an up-to-date and very helpful reference tool that belongs in all high school, undergraduate, and employment agency libraries. It is also worth considering by public libraries where there is a demand for occupational information."


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