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This is a presentation on the ‘The Changing Nature of Tourism and Hospitality Studies: a Geography Department-Based Approach to Program Planning, Development, and Management‘

This is a presentation on the ‘The Changing Nature of Tourism and Hospitality Studies: a Geography Department-Based Approach to Program Planning, Development, and Management‘

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  • 1.
    • Tourism and Hospitality Studies
    • ‘ The Changing Nature of Tourism and Hospitality Studies: a Geography Department-Based Approach to Program Planning, Development, and Management‘
    • NESTVAL Conference (AAG)
    • Southern Connecticut State University
    • November 2, 2007
    • D'Arcy DORNAN, Ph.D.
    • Assistant Professor, Tourism and Hospitality Studies
    • Department of Geography
    • Central Connecticut State University
  • 2. Tourism and Hospitality Studies S’97 F’97 S’98 S’01 S’02 S’03 S’04 F’04 S’05 F’05 S’06 F’06 S’07 Total THS Undergrad Majors 2 2 2 19 24 20 27 36 44 48 47 51 61
  • 3. Tourism and Hospitality Studies
    • Connecticut Tourism (2006)
    • $1.4 Billion in State Taxes/Revenue (11% of total)
    • $71 Million Hotel Taxes
    • $400 Million Annually from Casinos
    • $10 Billion Annual Impact
    • $1 Invested = $51 Returned (State and Citizens)
  • 4. Tourism and Hospitality Studies
    • Connecticut Tourism (2006)
    • Job Growth +17%
    • 146,000 jobs (13% of total)
    • Alliance for Connecticut Tourism
    • Public and Private
    • Need Trained Personnel: Develop and Promote
      • Curriculum
      • Internships
      • Mentorship programs
  • 5. Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program?
    • ‘ Unique, flexible, innovative curriculum’
    • Interdisciplinary program
    • Arts and Sciences
      • Geography, History, Anthropology, English, etc.
    • Business
      • Management, Marketing, Finance, Law, Communication, etc.
  • 6. Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program?
    • Personalized attention/advising
    • Small classes
    • Internships/career opportunities and guidance
    • Scholarships
      • CT Restaurant and Hotel Association
    • Study abroad programs and research opportunities
    • Community Colleges/transfer students
    • Mature students
  • 7. Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program?
    • Jobs
    • Hotels, Resorts, Cruise, Airline
    • Restaurants
    • Event and Meeting Planning
    • Museums
    • Planning
    • Parks and Recreation
    • Theme Parks
    • Travel and Tourism Planning
    • Non Profits, NGOs
    • Etc…
  • 8. Table of Synergistic Geo/Tourism/Hospitality Opportunities Institutions Geography Tourism Hospitality Leisure/Rec Culinary Total Brazil sim sim sim sim mmm… muito Connecticut 4 8 11 0 6 29 Maine 2 5 7 5 5 23 Massachusetts 9 1 8 0 5 23 New Brunswick 2 7 6 2 4 21 New Hampshire 3 3 5 1 3 15 Nova Scotia 1 4 2 1 2 10 Québec 11 9 4 2 7 33 Rhode Island 1 2 4 1 2 10 Vermont 1 1 3 0 3 8
  • 9. Merci! Muito Obrigado! Thank You! et Bon Voyage!

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