Hospitality and Tourism Management Major

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Why Hospitality and Tourism Management?

The HTM major at the University of Guelph opens a world of opportunities: from international work to events, resorts, restaurants, your own business, and much more. From corporate social responsibility in business to evaluating hospitality operations, your Hospitality and Tourism Management degree works for you, opening limitless pathways to success in the fast-paced hospitality and tourism industry. 

Students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management HTM major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Sport and Event Management, Food and Agricultural Business, Marketing Management, International Development Studies, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Hospitality and Tourism Management co-op provides 12 months of real-world co-op experience, with 20% of students participating in international exchanges and over 1200 real-world hospitality and tourism industry hours acquired throughout their degree. HTM co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

An Exciting Career with Global Opportunities

 International Focus

Prepare for a business career in the growing global experience economy. Learn to promote travel destinations, plan events, develop hotels and resorts, manage restaurants, and more. In this major you can create your own independent study course, study in another country while on an exchange and network with industry professionals who hire from the program.

 Focus on Experiential Learning

The Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) major dives into the latest principles and practices of hotel operations; foodservices; and tourism policy, planning and development, while giving you a solid foundation of business skills. The major offers unique learning opportunities including co-op option, state-of-the-art food lab, hotel field trips and case competitions, transforming learning into action.

 Make Your Degree Work for You

In your second year, you can choose your area of emphasis to suit your career goals and interests from the hotel and lodging, restaurant and foodservice, and tourism sectors, including: marketing, event management, beverage management, sustainability, international tourism and much more.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

In Canada and beyond, our HTM graduates span the global hospitality and tourism industry, from roles in operations management to marketing and communications, restaurant management, hotel investment analysts, event planners and much more. With over a year of co-op experience and over a thousand hours of relevant hospitality and tourism industry experience throughout your studies, your HTM degree works for you and your career to open possibilities across the world and across industry

Here are just a few careers our Hospitality and Tourism Management graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Hotel/restaurant manager
  • Event planner
  • Destination tourism planner
  • Resort recreation director
  • Conference manager
  • Hotel investment analyst
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Going to the University of Guelph expedited my career and helped me open up seven more restaurants for the company. The skillsets I gained at the U of G were lifelong skills I could apply in any position.

Wil Leung
Hospitality and Tourism Management
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