Travel & Tourism: Hospitality Management A.A.S.

Travel and Tourism Student

Travel & Tourism: Hospitality Management A.A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants.

Still interested in this program? Check out our Hospitality Management B.B.A. program!


 

Going places.

As a student in the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in travel & tourism: hospitality management, the world is your classroom.

Learning from instructors who have extensive professional experience, your coursework in hospitality sales and marketing, travel agency operations, and tourism and geography will prepare you to enter many facets of this global industry.

You also will work and learn in our on-campus, full-service travel agency that features live SABRE, the computerized reservation system used to book flights on airlines by travel agents, tour operators and cruise lines. Through the agency’s affiliation with BTI The Travel Consultants, based out of Syracuse, New York, you’ll have the opportunity to plan trips for actual customers as you develop your understanding of the business and technology of the tourism industry.

A required summer hospitality co-op will provide further hands-on experience, allowing you to apply what you have learned while potentially leading to a full-time position after you graduate.

With your degree, you also will be well prepared for entry-level management positions within the worldwide travel and hospitality industry.

If you decide to take on further study, one option is Morrisville’s Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree program in resort & recreation service management.

While earning your degree, you also will have the opportunity to be involved with various organizations, including the International Food Service Executives Association.

Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Market Salary

Market Salary shows the salary that graduates who remain in the region can expect to find with their degree. Expect to earn a salary close to the median (50th percentile) with your degree from SUNY Morrisville. Your actual salary could be lower (10th percentile) or higher (90th percentile), depending on factors such as location and certification requirements.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Marriott International Incorporated
  2. Hospitality Syracuse Incorporated
  3. Hilton Hotel Corporation
  4. MGM Resorts International
  5. Liberty Travel
  6. Aquasafe Pool Management, Inc
  7. Hyatt
  8. AAA
  9. Highgate Hotels
  10. Ritz Carlton

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. General Manager
  3. Travel Agent
  4. Manager
  5. Guest Services Manager
  6. Travel Consultant
  7. Hotel Manager
  8. Hotel General Manager
  9. Housekeeping Manager
  10. Resort Manager

Program Faculty/Staff

Assistant Professor, Faculty Advisor, Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Honor Society
Assistant Professor