Your future after completing the Tourism Management programme

The bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management qualifies you for a wide range of management, administrative and consultancy roles in the tourism industry across the globe. And your insights into sustainable tourism will help the industry become more resourceful and innovative as trends in tourism change.


Why do we need tourism professionals now more than ever?

These are challenging but exciting times for the tourism industry and its future is in the hands of resourceful professionals who understand the dynamics of the tourism industry. Dynamics that include everything from means of travel to local entrepreneurs. As a tourism professional graduating from a programme where the principles of sustainable tourism form the backbone, you will have developed the skills to create inspiring ideas about sustainable tourism concepts and know how to respond to changing trends in the industry.

Potential future employers include tour operators like TUI and Thomas Cook, city branding companies, theme parks, cruise lines, airlines and government organisations. The tourism management programme also gives you the skills you need to start your own business, in the place that’s right for you.

Dr Ian Yeoman

3 reasons why tourism gives you a great future

Futurist Ian Yeoman gives 3 reasons to study tourism - and they all lead to you having a huge choice of careers

Careers open to you after graduation include:

  • Procurement or Sales Manager, for instance for a tour operator
  • Marketing & Sales Manager for an airline
  • Regional Manager for a travel agency
  • Governmental Policy Officer
  • Contracting Manager or Product Manager, for instance for a cruise line
  • Operations Manager for an eco resort
  • Self-employed entrepreneur in the travel and leisure industry
“There’ll always be people you work with really well – and people you don’t. I learnt how to handle this during my studies.”
Tim Deisinger
Alumnus International Tourism

Continue your studies

Take your passion for tourism to the next level with a master’s degree. With the master’s in International Leisure, Tourism & Events Management (public-funded) you get to work in our European Tourism Futures Institute and use its unique scenario planning tool to help make strategic and sustainable decisions in the industry. On the master’s in International Hospitality and Service Management you develop your hostmanship skills, working with the industry and our Academy of International Hospitality Research to apply your strategic insights, explore value creation and find your niche in the industry.  

If you take the Tourism Geography & Planning minor during your bachelor programme, you can enrol in the Cultural Geography Master at the University of Groningen.


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