• Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management

    The Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management program is designed to prepare students for positions in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries or for transfer to related programs at senior colleges.

  • The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management curriculum, a course of study leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, is administered by the Business & Technology Department.  The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the industry, combining liberal arts courses, business courses, specialized courses in travel and tourism, and the experience of an internship. The internship gives students experience as travel industry employees, enabling them to utilize the knowledge learned in the classroom and to learn the realities of working at their chosen profession. The travel operations courses in the program are taught by experienced professionals.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

     

    Your advisement team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you: 

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses 
    • Connect you with campus support services  
    • Prepare an educational and career plan
    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.

    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone Office Location
    Belal Mobarak,Student Advising Servicesbmobarak@lagcc.cuny.edu  718-482-5251 B 103C 
    Aqueelah Muhammad, Student Advising Servicesamuhammad@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-730-7582B 100O
    Salma Shaheen,Student Advising Servicessshaheen@lagcc.cuny.edu718-482-5259B 100M


    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    Dr. James Giordano, Travel Tourism and Hospitality Program Director  jgiordano@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5602 B 327AA
    David Schoenberg Travel Tourism and Hospitalitydschoenb@lagcc.cuny.edu718-482-5619
    B 327G 
    Dr. Leslie Scamacca, Travel Tourism and Hospitality lscamacca@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-730-7541  B 305A 

    Graduates of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management program may seek employment as travel agents, or in more specific areas of the industry such as hotel management, airline personnel, or event planning.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 74,000 travel agents working in the United States. The average salary for travel agents in 2014 was $34,800 annually.*

    The responsibilities of hotel managers vary greatly, and generally depend upon the services offered by the property. According to the BLS, hotel managers’ salaries ranged from  $28,630 to $94,780 in 2014.**

    Meeting, convention and event planning positions typically require a four-year degree, and the median salary in 2014 was $46,490. ***

    *           http://www.bls.gov/ooh/sales/travel-agents.htm
    **          http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/lodging-managers.htm#tab-1
    ***        http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm


    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect

    Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal
    to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. 
    Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

     

    Prospective Students
    Review the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.

     

    Selecting Flexible Core Courses

    The courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement.

     

    We strongly recommend that you meet with a member of the advising team to decide together which courses would work best for you. Below a list of generally recommended courses based on course content and/or transferability:

     

    World Cultures and Global Issues

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Anthropology SSA101 Cultural Anthropology
    Geography SSE125 World Geography

    U.S. Experience in itsDiversity

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Political Science SSP101 US Power and Politics

    Creative Expressions

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Communication Studies HUC106 Public Speaking  

    Individual and Society

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Economics SSE103 Introduction to Microeconomics  
    Economics SSE104 Introduction to Macroeconomics  

    Scientific World

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Mathematics MAT200  Pre-Calculus (STEM)


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.