A vital component of the tourism experience, gastronomic tourism explores food and beverage as the motivating factors for travel. For many destinations, food-making is an integral part of their identity and brand image. The program offers a unique curriculum that provides a strong background in culinary and beverage management and prepares graduates to secure employment at the local, state or national levels or abroad.
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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Gastronomic tourism represents an opportunity to revitalize and diversify tourism, preserve local traditions, promote local economic development, involve different professional sectors, and bring rewarding authenticity.
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EKU’s curriculum prepares students to pursue a variety of rewarding career possibilities across this diverse industry. The program offers a unique curriculum that provides a strong background in culinary and beverage management and prepares graduates to secure employment at the local, state or national levels or abroad.
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EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
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