B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
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Tourism has been characterized by its almost uninterrupted growth over time, demonstrating its strength as an industry that have a huge impact on the world's economy. International tourist arrivals worldwide have risen from 25 million in 1950 to 278 million in 1980, 674 million in 2000 and 1,186 million in 2015.
International tourism now represents 7% of world exports of goods and services, compared to 6% in 2014, since the sector has had, in the last four years, a growth superior to that of world trade.
That is why today more than ever, a career focused on the management and administration of tourism is an industry that will remain strong and continue to be one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
77% of our students graduate with a job offer, and 98% land a job on the next 6 months.
Our GoalTo provide a high quality U.S. education that is recognized worldwide: an opportunity accessible and affordable for students in Costa Rica and in the Latin American Region.
In Costa Rica
In Costa Rica the hospitality industry means one of the most important economic sectors of the country. By 2014, tourism accounted for 41% of total services and 5.3% of GDP, generating approximately 150,000 direct jobs, about 7% of the country's employed population. Costa Rica is a world leader thanks to its environmental policies and achievements. The hospitality industry continues to strengthen and expand its range of services, thus creating employment opportunities for people who decide to follow this career. Students in the RHIM program will acquire skills in: marketing, finance, personal management, communications, hospitality law, and facilities management. Within this framework, TTU CR accepts the challenge of preparing a workforce ready to face the adoption of models that meet the new demands of the tourism sector, the national reality and support the positioning of Costa Rica as an environmental leader. Source: Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, ICT 2015
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