HOS175G - Hospitality Marketing and Sales
This course applies basic marketing principles and sales techniques to the unique environment of the hospitality industry. Students will learn how to develop a strategic marketing plan integrating key elements of market segmentation, targeting, and branding. Current trends in global marketplace distribution and promotional strategies will also be examined. With a focus on understanding consumer behavior, this course will provide students with an understanding of sales management theories and practices used by hospitality professionals. Through case studies, lectures, guest speakers, and projects, students will apply techniques and strategies to a variety of service businesses including hotels, resorts, spas, and restaurants.