<ul><li>Tourism and Hospitality Studies </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Changing Nature of Tourism and Hospitality Studies: a Geog...
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 Major...
Tourism and Hospitality Studies <ul><li>Connecticut Tourism (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>$1.4 Billion in State Taxes/Revenue (...
Tourism and Hospitality Studies <ul><li>Connecticut Tourism (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Job Growth +17% </li></ul><ul><li>146...
Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program? <ul><li>‘ Unique, flexible, innovative curriculum’  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program? <ul><li>Personalized attention/advising </li></ul><ul><li>Small classe...
Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program? <ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels, Resorts, Cruise, Airline </li><...
Table of Synergistic Geo/Tourism/Hospitality Opportunities Institutions Geography Tourism Hospitality Leisure/Rec Culinary...
Merci! Muito Obrigado! Thank You! et  Bon Voyage!
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Tourism and Hospitality Studies

  1. 1. <ul><li>Tourism and Hospitality Studies </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Changing Nature of Tourism and Hospitality Studies: a Geography Department-Based Approach to Program Planning, Development, and Management‘ </li></ul><ul><li>NESTVAL Conference (AAG) </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Connecticut State University </li></ul><ul><li>November 2, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>D'Arcy DORNAN, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Professor, Tourism and Hospitality Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Central Connecticut State University </li></ul>
  2. 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. 3. Tourism and Hospitality Studies <ul><li>Connecticut Tourism (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>$1.4 Billion in State Taxes/Revenue (11% of total) </li></ul><ul><li>$71 Million Hotel Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>$400 Million Annually from Casinos </li></ul><ul><li>$10 Billion Annual Impact </li></ul><ul><li>$1 Invested = $51 Returned (State and Citizens) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tourism and Hospitality Studies <ul><li>Connecticut Tourism (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Job Growth +17% </li></ul><ul><li>146,000 jobs (13% of total) </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance for Connecticut Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Public and Private </li></ul><ul><li>Need Trained Personnel: Develop and Promote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentorship programs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program? <ul><li>‘ Unique, flexible, innovative curriculum’ </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary program </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography, History, Anthropology, English, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management, Marketing, Finance, Law, Communication, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program? <ul><li>Personalized attention/advising </li></ul><ul><li>Small classes </li></ul><ul><li>Internships/career opportunities and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CT Restaurant and Hotel Association </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study abroad programs and research opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Community Colleges/transfer students </li></ul><ul><li>Mature students </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why CCSU’s Tourism and Hospitality Studies Program? <ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels, Resorts, Cruise, Airline </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Event and Meeting Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Parks and Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Theme Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Travel and Tourism Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Non Profits, NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul>
  8. 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. 9. Merci! Muito Obrigado! Thank You! et Bon Voyage!
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