UNCG’s sustainable tourism program first of its kind

UNCG’s sustainable tourism program first of its kind

First of its Kind

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is launching a new, progressive program in sustainable tourism and hospitality this fall, which is the first of its kind in the nation.  The new curriculum features a fundamental shift in the program’s mission, a dozen new courses and a holistic integration of sustainability principles.

The potential impact is significant for the industry. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, 983 million people traveled in 2011, representing more than $1 trillion (US) in global tourism receipts and making travel one of the largest contributors to the world economy. The tourism and hospitality sectors employ more than 200 million people worldwide — one in every nine workers — and account for more than 10 percent of all consumer spending.

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Bradshaw, VP of Zenergy, a Bryan PhD alum

UNCG FACULTY/STAFF, UNCG ALUMNI – As The Business Journal first reported online this week, Zenergy has just signed two new testing contracts that will cause it to expand by about 30 jobs, from 20 employees to about 50. About a dozen of those employees have already come on board, Laney said, and the rest will be added in the next few months. Many of the new positions are entry-level analyst jobs, and the company does a lot of recruiting from UNC-Greensboro, N.C. A&T State University, Elon University and other colleges, Laney said. After a level of screening, promising applicants go through a day-long training session the company calls “Zen Pro” with Shaun Bradshaw, a UNCG graduate himself who is now Zenergy’s vice president of consulting solutions.