Learn how to develop and manage outstanding customer experiences from industry-experienced staff. Gain essential skills and experience in an international or UK-based work placement. Make the most of opportunities to visit tourist destinations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam on field trips.
Gaining professional experience is a core part of the course. In addition to placement opportunities with a range of national and local businesses, you can follow in the footsteps of students who’ve had adventures overseas, making the most of our links in the USA including Sea Pines Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Q Hotels and Smoke Tree Ranch.
To help you build your understanding of the industry, you’ll work on live business briefs and hear from hospitality and tourism practitioners in lectures with recent guests including directors from Travel Bag and Travel Foundation. You’ll have opportunities to undertake field trips to tourist hot-spots such as Cardiff, Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Racecourse and other sites within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There will also be opportunities to visit international locations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam.
You’ll learn how to set up and promote your own hotel or tourism business through specialist enterprise, marketing, and operations management modules. Our on-campus business hub, The Growth Hub, will connect you to leading local business expertise with opportunities for work shadowing and working on live business briefs.
We promote a blended approach to learning through lectures and practical sessions. We focus on employability and introduce practical elements that represent industry scenarios to illustrate theory against business practice.
- Business development for hotels and resorts
- Marketing and product development manager for international cruise companies
- Marketing and PR consultant for the hotel and resort industry
- Regional business development manager for a restaurant and pub chain
- Travel representative for a European tour operator
- Operational manager for a business-orientated hotel chain
We have a wealth of industry connections including Marriot Hotels and Resorts (USA), Sea Pines Resorts (California), White Lodge Resort (Florida), Smoke Tree Ranch (California), Marketing Gloucester, Old Down Manor and Country Park, Cosmos Holidays, Riverside Adventure Centre, Cheltenham Racecourse, Natural History Museum and Gullivers Sports Travel. The degree is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and Institute of Hospitality. This will connect you to an international network of industry professionals and events, ready for your career.
About the School
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