Tourism & Hospitality Management

Departmental FAQ

Reason to Study Tourism and Hospitality Management:

  • Tourism is the world's largest industry with revenues of over $500 billion.
  • This program links business principles with the principles and practice of modern tourism. The program goes further to explore issues such as ecotourism and sustainable development. Students holding this qualification will be confident in applying key business and management concepts to this growing sector.
  • The hospitality industry is one of the world’s most dynamic industries and continues to grow year after year.  The World Travel Organization predicts that it will triple in size by the year 2020, becoming one of the largest industries in the world. This growth will provide many employment opportunities for people with the right qualifications, and DIU will provide exactly the type of education and skills that the future hospitality managers should understand.
  • For the last 100 years, there has been a substantial shift from the primary and secondary sectors to the tertiary sector in industrialized countries. The tertiary sector is now the largest sector of the economy in the Western World and is also the fastest-growing sector in Bangladesh, with its wonderful natural beauty, gorgeous history and booming economy. This holds out needs and opportunities for imparting education for tourism and hospitality industry.

  • Careers exist for graduates from hospitality-related disciplines in managing hotels, restaurants, public houses, conference centers, accommodation and catering operations, as well as in customer services' management across a range of industries.
  • The leisure industry also covers sport and entertainment as additional avenues of employment in sport and fitness centers, cinemas and theatres as well as other leisure venues such as bowling alleys and theme parks. Other customer service-focused roles in retailing, human resources management and events management may also be of interest.
  • Careers like travel agency manager or travel consultant, tour manager, guide or holiday representative or tourism officer may be of interest to many.
  • May become an entrepreneur in the service industry like Tour Entrepreneur, Club Entrepreneur, Travel Consultant, Events Manager, Restaurant / Hotel Owner etc.

  • Currently 48,000 jobs are available in Bangladesh and 18.4 lacks jobs will be created by 2022.
  • According to The World Travel and Tourism Couuncil ‘Bangladesh tourism sector accounted for BDT. BDT840.2bn in 2016 and forecast to rise it by BDT1,783.0bn by 2027 or equivalent to 4.7 percent of Bangladesh’s gross domestic product. 
  • Bangladesh Travel and Tourism industry ranked 61 in absolute size worldwide, 173 in relative contribution to national economies and Bangladesh will occupy the 6th position within 10- year period.
  • BTHM degree supports more than 292 million jobs worldwide and generates 10.2 percent of global GDP
  • The sector accounted for 6.6% of total global exports and almost 30% of total global service exports.
  • Tourism is the world's largest industry with revenues of overUS$7.6 trillion.