Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The Travel and Tourism System
Travel and Tourism is the world¿s largest industry and is a key sector for economic development and job creation. Tourism may be defined as the sum of the processes, activities, and outcomes arising form the interactions among tourist, tourism suppliers, host governments, host communities governments and organizations in the process of attracting, transporting, hosting and managing visitors. Topics of study include tourism supply and demand; trends and issues, the geographic, economic and socio-cultural perspectives of travel; consumer behavior; transportation and distribution systems, the other segments of the industry such as airlines, lodging, tour operators, food service, and cruise lines, public policy; trade organizations; and the impacts of tourism on sites and communities.