SPUQC’s Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management is a strategic investment in the future of not just individuals but of the country as a whole.
- The tourism industry was worth approximately 8.6 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016.
- Foreign investment in the tourism industry in 2016 was P184 billion (US$3.7 billion);
- Mainly 20 major projects involved resorts and hotels.
- Employment in the Philippine tourism sector is currently just over 5 million workers.
- The monthly figures for tourist arrivals has increased by 5.5 percent in 2017, with the current monthly figures at Philippine airports standing at 580,000 travelers.
- This give an annual projected figure of 7 million tourist arrivals by air for 2017 alone.
From these figures alone, one can deduce the demand for workers in the Travel and Tourism can be strong.
Moreover, the industry is forever changing and is adapting to new technologies, new sophistication in digital marketing and major sustainable developments that go beyond eco-tourism.
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Travel & Tourism:
a Driver for Sustainability
With all these developments happening around the world, the Bachelor of Science in Tourism at SPUQC is designed to prepare its students for leadership, research and service roles, in sustainable projects.
Today, tourism accounts for 10 percent of global GDP, with the majority of this economic benefit concentrated in cities and other traditional tourist hubs. It’s small wonder new marketing techniques and experiences created by online travel agents and accommodation booking sites are raking it in. There are still a few organizations that take a different approach.
AirBnb has partnered with World Bank to examine how alternative accommodation options such as home-sharing can boost the inclusion of rural economies in tourism and hospitality. These are underserved homes located in the coastal areas or at the foot of the mountains.
Another group called Blue Ventures is a social enterprise that works with fishermen rebuild the fisheries. It starts by educating them on the food chain of the fish which their families rely on as their main source of protein.
The tourism school in Quezon City will provide knowledge and skills training similar to the above examples but in the areas of management, marketing, human resources, finance and in a new specialization such as Aviation Management.
Out-of-the-box Travel and Tourism Research Initiatives
At SPUQC, several cultural research inquiries have begun.
A group of BS Tourism Management students presented the “ARCHITECTOUR: the perception of students and professionals in the architecture industry”.
Another group studied the “Architectural church tourism of San Sebastian Church in Manila”
A SPUQC faculty presented his research on ”Alternative Urbanities: New Perspective on Quezon City and an Urbanizing Asia Conference” in an international conference.
Fortunately, there are many new opportunities to invest in the hospitality industries because a lot of people see the great potential for financial and social returns.
Our New Specialization for the new school year:
Aviation Management with Hands-on Training that you can finish in 3.5 years! We certainly got you covered!
The aviation industry is growing rapidly in the global economy with the emergence of new Low Cost Carriers and the increasing strength of major airlines growing their fleets to meet the current demands of travel. A comprehensive knowledge and concept of air travel is a must.
Lastly, the program will also cover trainings for Flight Attendants that will equip students with the needed basic skills for cabin crew.
Find out the career options that are open for you.