NYU SPS Hospitality and Tourism Industry Essentials


NYU SPS Hospitality and Tourism Industry Essentials



Learn the Business

Go inside the key areas of the industry with 50+ on demand video lessons and experiences, and learn real-world skills with self-paced projects.

Map Your Career

Learn about the many career paths in the world of hospitality, travel, and tourism, and get first-hand tips and advice on how to achieve your goals from industry leaders.

Boost Your Cred

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Hospitality and Tourism Industry Essentials from NYU to add to your profile.

Instructors and industry experts


The program includes 6 courses. Each course is 3-5 hours, and is broken into several shorter lessons that students complete at their own pace. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a non-credit certificate of completion from NYU.

Hospitality Module 1

Course 1. Foundations of the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry

Learn about the history and evolution of the trillion-dollar business – from hotel mergers to travel platforms to classic and unconventional ways to travel.

Hospitality Module 2

Course 2. Demand Management

Explore destination demand management, generating loyalty for a brand, digital marketing, and hotel distribution.

Hospitality Module 3

Course 3. Travel Tourism Management

Study types of tourism, airlines and cruise lines, attractions, destination marketing organizations, transportation, technology, and current trends.

Hospitality Module 4

Course 4. Experience Management, Part 1

Expand your understanding of hotel operations, the economics of the hotel business, hotel real estate, and alternative accommodations.

Hospitality Module 5

Course 5. Experience Management, Part 2

Explore events from festivals to conventions and gain an understanding of the vast food and beverage industry from fine restaurants to food trucks to mixology.

Hospitality Module 6

Course 6. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Recognize opportunities, and learn about entrepreneurship and solving problems on the path to building an innovative successful business.

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