The growth of tourism and its contributions to state and local economies and state and local treasuries has spurred an interest in its growth and development among public and private agencies. Tourism in New Jersey and other states is no longer a one-season business. It is a complex industry that provides jobs for seasonal, unskilled workers and professionals in a variety of occupations. This steadily expanding labor pool provides stability in changing economic conditions and during transitional phases in state economies. As tourism continues to gain importance, opportunities for professionals in the areas of planning and development will also increase. Today's professional needs solid training in recreation and leisure services and a thorough knowledge of communication techniques to succeed in this challenging, exciting field.
Schmidt, Victoria D.
"A Bright Future for Planning and Development in Tourism and Leisure Industries,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 2
, Article 30.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol2/iss3/30