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Master's in Travel and Tourism Management

One of the largest industries in the world, travel and tourism management has rapidly expanded in recent years. Post-pandemic travel will create a whole new range of opportunities and will require nuanced skill sets to meet pent-up consumer demand and changing industry standards. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality will offer the NEW MS in Travel and Tourism Management, designed to provide students with a deep understanding of this fast-growing industry, while equipping them to adapt to emerging trends including sustainable tourism, cultural heritage tourism, and bleisure travel. This innovative degree will afford the benefits and resources of studying at NYU, while immersing you in New York City—the world’s premier destination for international travel.

Degree Advantage

Who Should Earn the MS in Travel and Tourism Management?

Whether you just earned your undergraduate degree, are working in another field and are thinking about career change or are already working in the travel and tourism industry, earning this degree will challenge you to discover new ways of thinking about destinations and how technology can support them. It will equip you with the skills needed to attract and retain visitor markets and manage tourism effectively and sustainably.

While this degree program is offered as an on-site study option in NYC, students will be able to complete the program fully online as of Fall 2022, and can begin taking some courses online if they are enrolled for Spring 2022.

ALUMNI SUCCESS STORY

Maria Tuttocuore ‘02

Maria Tuttocuore was already working in the travel industry when she decided to pursue a master's degree. She sensed that earning a degree in the field of travel and tourism would better position her for success by providing her with hands-on experience in the field and the opportunity to network. During her time at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, she completed two internships—one at Leading Hotels of the World and the other at the New York State Division of Tourism. She credits these two experiences with opening the doors to a job at the Monoco Government Tourist Office, which she secured several months after graduation. Today she holds the title of senior executive sales & marketing, and has experience in luxury travel and extensive knowledge in destination marketing and leisure trade.

Learn From Travel and Tourism Faculty Experts

Faculty members are respected experts in areas such as cultural tourism, sustainable tourism, corporate travel management, among other specialities. From working at tourist bureaus, to developing destination marketing campaigns, to managing attractions, their expertise is invaluable in providing insights into the latest travel and tourism trends. Their support and deep dedication is what makes earning a degree from the Tisch Center transformational.

Expand Your Horizons Through Study Abroad

A major advantage of the MS in Travel and Tourism is the opportunity to participate in Global Field Intensives (GFIs). These travel experiences provide international business perspective and attune students to changes in the industry, including the rise of sustainable tourism, which focuses on developing stellar travel and tourism experiences, while monitoring impacts on the environment and local residents. Recent GFIs include trips to: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Prague, and Berlin.

Connect Through Invaluable Networking Opportunities

The MS in Travel and Tourism Management provides unsurpassed networking opportunities through the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference; the Grossinger-Bergman Distinguished Lecturer Series, fireside chats with the likes of Roger Dow, president and CEO of the US Travel Association; and industry site visits. These enlightening opportunities make earning a Tisch Center degree a game-changing education and professional experience.

Internships and Job Opportunities

Through the Tisch Center of Hospitality and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, MS in Travel and Tourism Management students have the opportunity to complete internships that provide the hands-on experience needed to accelerate their careers. Many of these internships evolve into permanent jobs. Our graduates go on to careers at tourism bureaus, destination marketing firms, online travel agencies, and attractions, as well as other travel and tourism organizations including the following:

• Arena Destination Marketing
• Dubai Tourism Authority
• Myriad Travel Marketing
• NYC & Company

• Skylark
• Tourico Holidays
• Visit Britain

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