While the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted the R·H·T sector, these industries will continue to offer a diverse array of fulfilling career pathways. Although the immediate future of the industry may be uncertain, there is no question about California’s position as a global leader in tourism, attracting visitors from around the world. The many changes currently impacting the R·H·T sector represent a major opportunity for students to consider what skills and experiences will drive successful careers of the future.
From ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to the retail and entertainment hubs of Southern California, from the wine country surrounding the Bay Area to the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite, our state has a powerful attraction to travelers. In world-class hotels, craft breweries, resort casinos, the cannabis industry, and some of the world’s finest restaurants, Californians enjoy rewarding careers while sharing the best that the state has to offer.