Why study tourism in Spain? Tourism in Spain today is a major contributor to the national economic life accounting for 6.4% of Spain's GDP. Spain became a popular destination for summer holidays in the 1960s, especially among tourists from Britain, Portugal, France, Central Europe and Scandinavia. Ever since Spain has hold a strong position in world’s tourism, being among the largest markets for holidays. In 2007, the country became the second most visited country in the world after France. That year, about 60 million tourists visited Spain, according to the World Tourism Organization, which has its headquarters in Madrid.
If you came to Spain as a tourist and liked the vibrant culture of the country, then why not make Spain your home? If you love travel, then why not make a career in it? People who work in travel and tourism have a passion for travel and a commitment to helping other travelers make the most of their holiday. Don’t know where to start? Getting a specialized Master in Tourism and Hospitality will help you get all the necessary knowledge to make a successful career in tourism industry. Don’t know Spanish? Study Tourism in Spain in English, this will give you a great chance to meet people from all around the world (your classmates) who will later constitute your professional international network – so needed when you work in tourism.
There are many different areas in which you can specialize when you study tourism in Spain and later work in tourism industry. The country is popular not only for summer resorts and beaches, but also for:
- Cultural tourism (Spain offers a number of historical sites and towns, world-famous museums, festivals)
- Business tourism (Spain is the leading location in the world for organization of congresses and conferences)
- Religion tourism (Spain is an important place for Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism. In fact, some of the holiest places for the Catholic Church are in Spain: city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (North-West Spain), the third holiest place after the Vatican City in Rome and Jerusalem)
- Winter holidays (Spain, as the second most mountainous country of Europe, is full of high mountains and good ski resorts, with famous ski slopes all over Spain, including the Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada, etc)
- Nature and rural tourism
If you study tourism in Spain in English you will definitely find something that interests you. Moreover, studying in English increases your chances of building a truly international career. Enrolling directly to the internationally oriented program in a variety of specially designed, English-taught classes, you will develop critical management skills, industry vocabulary, and global perspective. And with emphasis on multicultural experience, study of tourism in Spain in English provides you with practical aspects such as internship opportunities that give you insight into business and professional tourism in a foreign environment.