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Professions Across Tourism & Hospitality

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Corpus Christi is the most visited regional destination with over 10.61 million visitors annually, and tourism and hospitality is the second largest industry sector.


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Not only do visitors come to explore, but they also come to spend money in our local businesses, hotels, and restaurants, contributing to more than $1.5 billion into our local economy.  


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Tourism employs more than 28,000 people in Corpus Christi, with the hospitality industry being one of the largest sectors in the city, and the Coastal Bend has many job opportunities in Professions Across Tourism and Hospitality (PATH). 

This industry is one of the fastest-growing industries globally, providing job prospects with a variety of earning capacities from entry level to General Management or even a CEO someday. When you’re ready to embark on this journey in tourism and hospitality, you’ll find a variety of jobs available including hotel management, event planning, theme park operations, pilots and flight attendants, chefs, and so much more.  





Meet Jae Aligada, a student at Del Mar College in the Baking/Pastry Program and recipient of the Visit Corpus Christi Scholarship.

The possibilities for success in the tourism and hospitality industry are endless, so whether you land a job in customer service and marketing fields or entertainment and event planning, you’ll receive on-the-job training, allowing you to gain hands-on experience while acquiring invaluable skills to apply anywhere in the industry.

Find your path today!

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