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Cardiff Met hosts industry event to boost travel and tourism career opportunities



​The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Future You Careers Roadshow will be held at the Cardiff School of Management.

​Cardiff Metropolitan University will be hosting the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Future You Careers Roadshow later this month to offer University and college students across Wales further information on the wide range of career options within the industry.

This is the first year the event will be held in Wales. It will allow individuals attending on 19th March to network with key contacts and discover more about leading industry brands and businesses.

Dr. Claire Haven-Tang, Head of the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event at Cardiff Met, said: “On behalf of the School of Management, I am delighted to welcome the Institute of Travel and Tourism and all of the supporting industry experts to Cardiff Metropolitan University for this event. We are proud to be the first Welsh venue to host this highly-regarded industry-education event and we are confident that it will be of great benefit to all who attend.

“The Future You Careers Roadshow will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet and network with industry professionals as they consider their future careers.  Our Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management degree programmes aim to fully prepare students for the world of work and events like this are an important part of that process.

“We are expecting around 120 young people to attend on 19th March from a range of Further Education and Higher Educations Institutions across Wales. Our own students at Cardiff Met will join others from Aberystwyth University and the University of the West of England, as well as students from Pembrokeshire College, Coleg Sir Gar, Cardiff & Vale College and Coleg Gwent.” 

The event will include a morning conference featuring a programme of speakers from a range of key travel industry firms including BH Mallorca, Disney, Stella Travel Services and Corporate Traveller. Speakers will share their experiences of working within the industry and offer advice to young people looking to begin a career in the sector.  

An afternoon career exhibition will enable students to mingle with trade representatives from national corporations and organisations based in Wales such as Cardiff Airport, Visit Wales and The Travel House.

Professor David Brooksbank, Dean of the School of Management and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) at Cardiff Metropolitan University added: “Collaboration with national and international professional institutions is a central part of our employability strategy which runs throughout all of our degree programmes. We have created strong links with the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) and we are very pleased to be working with them on this event which offers fantastic insight for our own students and others across Wales considering a career in Travel and Tourism.”