Department of
Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management

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Tourism, Hospitality, and Events is the fastest growing industry in the world with a greater number of people traveling both domestically and internationally than ever before. The current mobility has reached a record high with over a billion people annually and projected for further growth. This global demand has resulted in major development in infrastructure such as, hotels, resorts, attractions, restaurants, and associated businesses that cater to the broader tourism, hospitality, and events industry. With such growth, there is major need to further develop human resources to meet the needs of the industry. Career prospects are extremely promising in Florida, U.S. and globally.

The Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management degree prepares students to excel in their careers by providing an in-depth understanding of the industry, an understanding of how to apply business skills like management and marketing to specific specializations in the industry, leadership skills, and hands-on experience. Coursework is designed to empower students to become leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs who create change in an ever-evolving industry.

Graduates pursue a wide range of exciting career opportunities including hotels, resorts, theme parks, cruise lines, casinos, clubs, restaurants, convention centers, tour operators, corporate, public, and private meetings and events, inclusive of the music, festivals, fashion, attractions, and many other options.​


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Dr. Rachel Fu's Welcome Letter

Rachel J.C. Fu, Ph.D., is the new Chair for the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management at the University of Florida. Read Dr. Fu's Welcome Letter


Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

B.S. in Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
B.S. in Tourism, Event and Recreation Management
Minor in Event Management

On-Campus and Online Programs

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Masters Programs

Masters Programs

M.S. in Tourism and Hospitality Management

On-Campus and Online Programs

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 Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance

Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance

Recreation, Parks and Tourism

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CERTIFICATE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA ANALYTICS

The first of its kind in the US, this certificate trains students in artificial intelligence and data analytics applications in tourism, hospitality, and event management. Graduate and undergraduate students will have the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and practice in artificial intelligence trends, analytic skills, machine learning concepts, technology applications, opportunities, and challenges in industries.

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Our Faculty

The faculty in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management are focused on advancing research and providing the knowledge our students need to succeed in a broad spectrum of careers in hospitality, events, and business.

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Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute

Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute

Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in research focused on advancing the field and assiting the industry. 

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THEM News

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ADMINISTRATION & ADVISING 

Rachel JC Fu, Chair | racheljuichifu@ufl.edu 

Academic Advising 

Tourism, Event and Recreation Management Undergrad - THEMundergrad@hhp.ufl.edu

Tourism and Recreation Graduate - THEMgrad@hhp.ufl.edu

Mailing Address 
University of Florida 
Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management 
PO Box 118209
Gainesville, FL 32611 

Tel: (352) 294-1661 

Fax: (352) 846-6627