Tourism industry is growing rapidly all over the world. There is a variety of job opportunities in the tourism industry. It needs housekeepers, concierges, waiters, butlers, travel consultants, guest relations officers, event planners, concert organisers, marketing executives, fitness instructors, technicians, etc.

About 170 universities and colleges run undergraduate tourism courses in the UK, such as Chichester College, Canterbury College, Univ of Abertay Dundee, Univ of Greenwich, etc.

The University of Surrey is rated as the best tourism school in the country by the Guardian University Guide 2010. It is ranked as the third best university in the world for tourism scholarship – the best in Europe (Hsu & Yeung, 2003), and 2nd in the world in terms of the quality of its tourism staff (Zhao & Ritchie, 2004). It is also the first university in the UK to achieve United Nations World Tourism Organization TedQual certification.

Edinburgh Napier University is the UK's No. 1 modern university business school, and the top-rated tourism school in Scotland (Guardian League Tables 2007 and 2008).

Top UK Institutions for Tourism, transport and travel:
 League Table 2010 (top 10 list):
1 Surrey
2 Bournemouth
3 Sunderland
4 Robert Gordon
5 Edinburgh Napier
6 Brighton
7 Plymouth
8 Oxford Brookes
9 Gloucestershire
10 Central Lancashire

League Table 2004:
Rank, Name, Guardian teaching score/100
1 Surrey 79
2 Oxford Brookes 74
3 Ulster 74
4 Derby 71
5 Robert Gordon 65
6 Sheffield Hallam 65
7 Bournemouth 64
8 Wales Institute, Cardiff 64
9 Leeds Metropolitan 64
10 Gloucestershire 64
11 Buckinghamshire Chilterns Uni Col 62
12 Salford 60
13 Thames Valley 57
14 Glasgow Caledonian 57

Source: Guardian University Guide

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World University Ranking Tables

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