Tourism and travel is primarily about geography: places, culture, landscapes, the movement of people, and interrelationships between humans and their environment. These topics are essential to the study and the practice of geography.

Our program prepares you for all possible career choices within the industry. It incorporates courses focusing on tours, meeting planning, and programming, as well as tourism promotion and regional development. Knowledge of and skills in production of maps, graphs, or regional statistical databases are equally indispensable. 

Our program is supported by qualified faculty who are actively involved and hold positions in such professional organizations as:

  • International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
  • Louisiana Tourism Professionals
  • Travel and Tourism Research Association
  • Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

Our faculty members also hold professional endorsements from the American Airlines Travel Academy and International Air Transport Association and have personal experience in hospitality management, travel agency operations, tour organization, guiding, conference programming, and worldwide travel.