UNCG’s sustainable tourism program first of its kind

UNCG’s sustainable tourism program 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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