Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, can be rewarding, exciting and fun. But it can also be exhausting. Long airport queues, unfamiliar surroundings and disruption of a carefully honed work-life balance can make it difficult to feel like you’re at home on the road, particularly for stays of five nights or more. Hotel brands designed to cater to extended stays, such as Marriott’s Residence Inn brand, offer space and comfort that can help you maintain your routine and avoid the pitfalls of being away from home for too long.
The good news is that airfares are less expensive now than they were during the pandemic, and travelers should be able to find affordable rates for travel to most destinations if they look for them. But booking early is critical to securing the best deal, particularly for international trips.
Hotels usually have more staff than motels, which may include concierges, bellhops, receptionists, valets, cooks, housekeepers and more. In some cases, a single person will perform multiple roles, such as a motel receptionist who doubles as an office clerk.
Travel and tourism professionals are in demand, and UNOH’s program offers a number of opportunities to get you on the road to a fulfilling career in the hospitality industry. You’ll learn how to plan and organize events for corporate meetings, fundraisers, weddings, conferences, trade shows and more – as well as how to book travel, hotel rooms and other services. In addition, you’ll go on in-class field trips to experience the many aspects of the travel and tourism industry firsthand so you’ll be a better prepared professional when you graduate.