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Fields of Study: Hospitality and Tourism

by on June 13, 2024 | Career Guide

Do you enjoy travelling to new places, dining in different restaurants, exploring other cultures; and making plans for people to relax, vacation and have a good time?
Hospitality and Tourism

What’s It About ?

Hospitality and tourism is a multidisciplinary field of study that prepares you with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in an industry that provides food, accommodations, and tourism services to people away from home.

It involves developing an understanding in the provision of hospitality such as housekeeping, cleaning, and food and beverage service; and the management and operations of travel and tourism activities. This field also covers the principles and practice of modern tourism and issues such as ecotourism and sustainable development.

Possible Occupations

  • Bakers
  • Banquet Managers
  • Baristas
  • Bartenders
  • Cabin Crew Members
  • Caterers
  • Chefs and Head Cooks
  • Convention Centre Managers
  • Cooks
  • Customer Service Managers
  • Entertainment Specialists
  • Event Managers
  • Event Organizers
  • Executive Housekeepers
  • Food Service Managers
  • Front Office Managers
  • Gaming and Sports Writers
  • Gaming Managers
  • Hotel Marketing Executives
  • Hotel/resort Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Managers
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Operations Managers
  • Recreation Facilitators
  • Restaurant Managers
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  • Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
  • Tour Agents
  • Tour Guides
  • Tour Operators
  • Tourism Managers
  • Tourism Project Manager
  • Travel Agents and Guides
  • Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
  • Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
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Courses Offered In This Field

A Complete Guide to Hospitality & Tourism Courses in Malaysia
A Complete Guide to Hospitality & Tourism Courses in Malaysia

If you're looking for a hospitality & tourism course that will help launch you into this exciting global industry, check out our list of courses at various levels – probably the most complete list ever – offered by private colleges and universities, and public universities in Malaysia.

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Ten Degrees You Didn't Know Are Offered In Malaysia

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Career Options in Hospitality and Tourism

So You Wanna Be a Chef

So You Wanna Be a Chef

There are many types of cooks and chefs but if you want to make it all the way to the top as an executive chef, you'll need a whole lot of experience. The French Brigade system was originally employed in kitchens to ensure a smooth and systematic operation. Typical roles begin at the top with Executive Chef, followed by Chef de Cuisine or Sous Chef, and then a Chef de Partie. Find out how you can join this brigade!

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How Much You Should Expect To Be Paid When You Graduate In Hospitality / Tourism

How Much You Should Expect To Be Paid When You Graduate In Hospitality / Tourism

If you’ve just graduated or will be graduating soon, you might be wondering how much salary to expect when applying for your first job in Hospitality / Tourism. Here is a guide to the average salary of entry level job in Malaysia for Hospitality / Tourism according to’s 2017 salary report.

Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

Courses offered in this field include specialisations in catering management, food and culinary arts, hospitality management, events management, sport and leisure, ecotourism, international tourism management, travel and tourism management, and more. Click here to learn more about hospitality & tourism.

Hospitality and Tourism

Why Study Hospitality and Tourism at KDU

The hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industry is built on providing services to people who travel or go on vacation. From theme parks to world heritage sites and even trips to the moon, this is an industry with many positions to fill.

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