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From left are Thomas Cannon, director of the College of Business
Tourism Management Program; Westin La Cantera Resort's Veronica Vigil,
employment manager, and Juan Salazar, director of human resources;
and Amy Heckle, UTSA Career Services events manager.

Business college hosts first tourism job fair

By Kimberly West
Director of Advancement, College of Business

(Feb. 14, 2007)--The UTSA College of Business Tourism Management Program and Career Services recently hosted the first Tourism Industry Job Fair for students seeking full-time and part-time jobs and internships with San Antonio's hotels, theme parks and other tourism businesses.

Tourism is one of the top three industries worldwide and one of the largest industries in San Antonio. Locally, 96,000 people work in the tourism industry, which annually puts more than $9 billion into the local economy.

UTSA offers a bachelor's of business administration degree for students interested in tourism careers. The B.B.A. degree program is part of the College of Business Tourism Management Program, which is largely supported by an endowment from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation.

For more information, visit the Tourism Management Program Web site or call (210) 458-7100.

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