Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HOSP1001: Orientation to the Hospitality Industry (Buckley): Travel and Tourism Industry

Types of Travel

  • Adventure Travel
  • Backpacking
  • Cruise
  • Eco-Travel
  • Group Tour
  • Luxury Travel
  • Package Trip
  • Road Trip
  • Solo Travel
  • Travel for an event
  • Travel with family/friends


Types of Tourism

Business tourism  

  • Is defined as "leisure activities in conjunction with business travel. Business tourists are less cost-sensitive than leisure tourists, spending on average twice as much per day."

Culinary tourism 

  • "Gives travelers a chance to learn about local food trends, cooking techniques and food history."

Cultural tourism 

  • Includes travel for the purpose of attending "study tours, cultural tours, festivals, museums and performing arts shows."


  • Is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of the local people."

Medical tourism

  • "Is where people who live in one country travel to another country to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own country, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care."

Religious tourism 

  • Faith-based travel includes pilgrimages, leisure trips, getaways, adventure and active travel, conferences, events, missions, humanitarian trips and more.

Sports tourism 

  • "Is traveling from one region, country, state, etc. to another in order to watch a sports competition or game."

Wellness tourism 

  • "Allows the traveler to maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle, and support or increase one’s sense of wellbeing."


Why People Travel

  • Bonding with travel companions
  • Create new memories
  • Experience new things
  • Explore the world
  • Gain a different perspective
  • Learn about different cultures
  • Meet new people
  • To relax
  • Try new foods and drinks


Economic Impact of Travel

US Travel Industry Revenue

Sustainability Tourism

Travel and Tourism Careers



Travel and Tourism jobs include fields such as:


  • Cruise directors 
  • Lifeguards
  • Medical staff
  • Porters
  • Restaurant staff
  • Ship captain
  • Stewardesses


  • Amusement park attendants
  • Casino workers
  • Restaurant staff
  • Tour guides at museums, zoos, parks


  • Chefs
  • Concierges
  • Guest services clerks
  • Hotel managers
  • House keepers 
  • Porters
  • Valets
  • Waiters


  • Bus drivers
  • Pilots
  • Ride sharing drivers
  • Shuttle drivers
  • Taxi drivers

Travel agents and Event planners


Florida Travel Industry Revenue