Tourism Management and Adventure Tourism Minor

Growth in this industry segment:

 The U.S. Travel Association projects an increase in leisure, business and international inbound travel next year that will enable the industry to add 98,800 American jobs by the end of 2013. Leisure travel is expected to rise 1.2 percent, business travel is projected to increase nearly one percent and international inbound travel will increase four percent. These job gains will increase direct travel industry employment to more than 7.6 million jobs next year (U.S. Travel Association 2013).

“Today’s jobs numbers are more good news for the travel industry. At 7.6 million jobs in October, the travel industry has created 296,000 jobs since December 2009 – adding jobs in 29 of the past 34 months. This data shows the travel industry has recovered 59 percent of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. By comparison, the rest of the economy has recouped just 51 percent of the jobs lost. Additionally, the travel industry has created jobs at 16 percent faster pace than the rest of the economy since the overall employment recovery began in March of 2010 (U.S. Travel Association 2013).

                                                                                                                                                          

Tourism Management and Adventure
Tourism Management Minor Faculty Mentors:

Mark Gleason

284C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-8828
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: gleasonm@gvsu.edu
 

Patty Janes

227C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-3193
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: janesp@gvsu.edu
 

Robert Robins

278C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-8734
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: robinsr@gvsu.edu

A. Scott Rood

208C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-8712
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: roodsc@gvsu.edu

 

Michael Scantlebury

274C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-2705
Fax: 616 331 3115
Email: scantlem@gvsu.edu
 

Paul Stansbie

214C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-3160
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: stansbp@gvsu.edu

  

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