Your passport to an exciting career
You know from your own experiences: a desire to see the world inspires people all over our planet to travel both close to home and far afield. Furthermore, the business world is becoming increasingly mobile. As a result, tourism has become an exciting growth market.
A simple comparison illustrates the potential. Today, the tourism and leisure industry is larger than the oil industry or the automotive industry and currently employs around 11% of the world’s population. The industry certainly offers professionals fantastic career development opportunities – in both ordinary and exotic destinations. On the following pages, you will discover a profession that is as diverse as progressive. And a degree course that fully prepares you for a successful career.
What is tourism and leisure about
Travelling is about discovering, enjoying, organising, celebrating and relaxing. The work of a tourism professional is just as varied.
When you think of tourism, you think of hotels, flights, New York, Paris and St. Moritz. But this industry offers a lot more than just the conventional travel services. Leisure activities in the areas of culture, music, sport, architecture, design and health have become integral parts of the industry today.
Our Bachelor’s degree in Tourism introduces you to tourism as a business discipline and helps you to successfully create customer-focused offers that include a consistently high level of service. HTW Chur was inspired by Switzerland’s visionary thinkers who were the first to recognise our country’s resources and turned them into unique tourism opportunities. Today, committed, cosmopolitan industry professionals are much in demand in order to ensure that our wide range of tourism offers remains competitive. That is why HTW Chur – more than any other Swiss university – focuses on innovation and an international perspective. The result? Experts who are in demand both at home and abroad.
What are the prospects for graduates?
HTW Chur prepares you for a large number of professions in the tourism and leisure industry, both in Switzerland and abroad.
Choose one of six different major subjects, one that best suits your talents and interests. Studying at the HTW Chur gives you the ideal preparation for entering the professional world because you learn what it takes to be successful in the tourism services industry and how to react to the industry’s main challenges such as globalisation, digitisation, demographic shifts and climate change.
As a result, HTW Chur graduates are highly sought-after professionals. More than 90% of our graduates find employment within six months of graduating.