The Tourism and Hospitality Management degree program is structured to produce a businessdegree of a specific kind: Travel and Tourism Management; Hospitality, Food and BeverageService Management. The Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme aims to produceprofessionals with firm academic foundation in management and operation of most sectors in thetravel, tourism and hospitality industry. Graduates will be multi-skilled with transferablemanagerial skills within the travel and tourism hospitality industry. The curriculum alsoincorporates general education courses to broaden the literary horizon of the student. Theprogramme will lead to the following degrees:i) Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Managementii) Bachelor of Science in Tourism Managementiii) Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
1.2 Rationale for Tourism and Hospitality Management Degree Program
Hospitality and Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world. It is predicted to overtakeAgriculture by the year 2010. It is one global business the developing countries can dosuccessfully unlike the traditional export businesses found to have many barriers to success. Theindustry is the major contributor to revenue: it contributes to GDP, earns foreign exchange, ahigh consumer of locally grown produce and industrial goods, and generates employmentopportunities. In addition to the direct benefits the industry is also a high multiplier in manydevelopment sectors such as clean and safe water, sanitation services, communications, transportsystems, development and conservation of cultures and environment. Since the goal of theGovernment of Kenya is an annual growth rate of 8% for the industry, manpower to meet theindustry needs will be required. The Tourism and Hospitality Management Programme will trainpersonnel to meet high global standards of service and management the industry requires.