Global Hospitality & Tourism Career Opportunities

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Turn Your Passion for Travel into a Rewarding Career

According to the Department of Labor and Statistics, the need for hospitality and tourism is increasing steadily. A food travel industry report published by the World Food Travel Association identified that “96% of expert respondents have a positive outlook about the growth of the food travel industry in the next two years”. The Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Industry Association (selectuse.org), reported that the US travel and tourism industry generated over $1.6 trillion in economic output in 2017, supporting 7.8 million jobs in the US.

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Popular Hospitality & Tourism Careers

Meeting/Event Planner

National Median Annual Salary
$51,560/year
8% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$47,832/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Event Planners in Kentucky
DISYS
$63,346
NFC Amenity Management
$47,130
SOS Entertainment
$45,000
Bachelor's typically required for entry-level positions

Food Service Manager

National Median Annual Salary
$56,590/year
1% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$52,493/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Food Service Managers in Kentucky
PepsiCo
$114,000
PLI
$96,376
U.S. Dept Veterans Affairs
$95,022
Bachelor's typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Global Hospitality & Tourism Careers

  • Conference event/services manager
  • Culinary food tour director
  • Food service manager
  • Lodging manager
  • Attractions supervisor
  • Cruise director
  • Director of catering
  • Ecotourism
  • Winery/microbrewery tourism
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