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Niagara University (NY) – College of Hospitality & Tourism Management – Lewiston, NY
Niagara University offered the world’s first bachelor’s degree in tourism; was the 7th hospitality and tourism program accredited in the country; offers innovative programs like a Carnival Cruise Lines course and a work abroad program at five-star luxury hotels in Lake Como, Italy; is a recipient of the Institutional Achievement Award by the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators; and publishes The Rooms Chronicle.

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is only the 4th hospitality and tourism program in the US to achieve college status. The College, ranked in the top 20 programs nationwide, has the further distinction of being a founding member of The Leading Hotel Schools of the World, an association of leading hotel programs worldwide that work in association with the 440 member, five-star Leading Hotels of the World.

Recently, the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been awarded two grants of $1.5m each from the Statler Foundation and the Oishei Foundation to make the program into a “national center of excellence.” An arm of the College is its Hospitality and Training Research Center which addresses the needs of the tourism industry through training, consulting, workshops and conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Center has provided training at the world renowned Villa d’Este Hotel in Lake Como, Italy.

The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Recreation Management with concentrations in: Tourism Destination Management and Special Events and Conference Management. A second major offered by the College is a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with concentrations in: Hotel & Restaurant Planning & Control, Foodservice Management and Restaurant Entrepreneurship. The third major is a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Sport Operations.

The emphasis of the College is on practical industry applications. All students must complete 800 hours of approved industry experience. Our students intern all across the country and internationally. National and international industry leaders participate in our annual convocation and work on case studies with our students in the classroom.

Contact Information:
Gary D. Praetzel, Ph.D., Dean
College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Niagara University, New York 14109-2012

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