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This major focuses on tourism operations, destination marketing, and policy-related issues.

You'll learn about sustainability, ecotourism, visitor behaviour, and the physical, social and economic effects of tourism. Courses also look at current and future trends, including niche tourism markets, and use case studies of real destinations and tourism businesses.

Graduates either market and manage tourist destinations, develop tourism policy, design sustainable tourism products or create innovative tourism experiences. 


Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Cruise director
  • Client services manager
  • Resort manager
  • Guest relations officer
  • Community liaison and education coordinator
  • Group accommodation operations manager
  • Tourism and events manager
  • Tourism product development manager
  • Tour guide
  • Travel agent

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Principles of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Global Cultures and Tourism
  • Tourist and Visitor Behaviour
  • Applied Economics for Tourism

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