Online Master’s in Tourism Management – Sam Martin

Online Master’s in Tourism Management – Sam Martin


Hi my name is Sam Martin and I teacher in
the master’s of tourism management program online at Colorado State University. The tourism industry is really about experiences. It’s about moving. It’s about being in different places, and
it’s tied into well-being, and it’s tied into fitness, and it’s tied into how we really
view ourselves and how we view our lives. Really one of the big things about it is being
in the outdoors and enjoying all the great activities there are to enjoy, whether it’s
skiing, or whether it’s mountain climbing, or rafting, hiking, and biking, and exploring
new areas whether it’s climbing through the gorges of Mexico, or climbing the rocks in
Horsetooth in Fort Collins, it’s really about the authenticity of those experiences, and
I think that once you become tourism professional you get to live the life that we try to create
for the people we’re managing tourism experiences. When you think about why a master’s degree
is important in the tourism industry today, things have changed a lot in the industry
in the past several years and that requires tourism manager’s focus on fact-based decision
making and collaborative decision making, both of which are fairly skills that are required
to be able to put highly trained, highly skilled, professionals into management that are going
to be the leaders in the tourism industry going forward. So we really focus right at the beginning
of the program on looking at the tourism as a holistic system that looks at social, technological,
environmental, economic, and political aspects of the tourism industry, and that’s really
important when you’re managing a tourism operations and enterprises, especially in developing
countries, and tourism has become one of the major development tools for those countries
where you can involve all of those aspects and really make a difference in people’s lives. The online learning experience is really focused
on building a community, and also a lifetime network of people that you can engage with
as you become employed in the tourism industry, and work for the rest of your life in this
great career If you’re passionate about living the outdoor lifestyle. If you are interested in the tourism industry
as a career path, come talk to us. We’d love to hear from you.

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