Hospitality, Tourism & Sports
Hospitality, Tourism & Sports is an important sector contributing to the UK economy. It's a broad sector consisting of restaurants, hotels, bars, libraries, exhibition centres, conferences, museum, entertainments, travel agencies, gambling, betting, sports, amusements and recreation.
According to the briefing paper for Hospitality, Tourism & Sports has the lowest proportion of full-time employees and employees a particular young workforce. This sector is predicted to grow faster than the UK economy with the prediction of 11% increase in workforce size from 2020 onwards compared to 5% between 2010 to 2020. The fastest growth in this sector is forecasted to be in a professional occupation, associate professional and technical, leisure, caring, and other service occupations, managers, directors and senior officials.
There is an increasing demand for sports tourism throughout the World and a significantly increased emphasis on health & fitness, resulting in more sporting events attracting tourism.
There are 4 overarching Industry Pathways for people interesting in pursuing a career within Hospitality, Tourism and Sport:
- Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services
- Travel & Tourism
- Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition
- Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation