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