Hospitality, California Community College- FCS
The Hospitality and Tourism industry is the largest employer globally. Hospitality programs are designed to provide education and training leading to career technical certificates, associate degrees, certification or transfer to four-year institutions in the areas of Lodging, Foods and Beverage, Housekeeping, Front Office, Event Planning, Travel and Related Services, Conventions, Resorts, Clubs, and Destination Management. In addition, programs are designed so that performance standards meet employer expectations enhancing the employability of students.
American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA)
For more than a century, AH&LA has been the only U.S. association focused on the needs of every segment of the lodging industry. Whether you are an owner, REIT, chain, franchisee, management company, independent property, supplier, or state association, the new member-driven AH&LA delivers results and value to your bottom line. Be part of an advocacy and communications powerhouse!
California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA)
A dynamic, growing organization committed to serving California’s lodging owners and their management teams. Based in Sacramento, the State Capitol, CLIA is the recognized lodging advocacy leader. Focused exclusively on California, CLIA works in concert with other leading hospitality and business groups to support and protect California’s $95 billion tourism industry, through responsible advocacy. In addition, CLIA continually provides education and training to improve profitability and performance. CLIA is an organization you can count on to get answers, and a productive place to network.
California Restaurant Association (CRA)
The CRA is a full-service solution for every variety and size of restaurant. We are at once powerful advocates, legal advisers, an information hub and a catalyst for networking.
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
Learn, Network, and Grow with other professionals and stay ahead of today’s fast growing tourism industry. Join TIES and take advantage of our networking, knowledge-sharing and relationship-building platform for industry professionals from around the world working in ecotourism and sustainable tourism.
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
IFMA members have access to online courses, webinars, On Demand recordings, white papers, surveys and much more. The FM Knowledge Base is your one-stop shop for cutting-edge information and endless opportunities to learn, connect and advance professionally.
International Foodservice Executives Association (IFSEA)
IFSEA is a multifaceted service organization for the professionals of the hospitality industry. Our mission is to enhance the careers of our members through professional and personal growth.
International Special Events Society (ISES)
You are part of an industry that is essential, creative and communicates. It is a global industry that we, as the International Special Events Society, have supported for over 25 years.
As a creative events professional you are looking to learn, to connect, to be inspired, to belong and above all be part of something special, something valued.
ISES is the principal association representing the creative events professional, globally.
National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the oldest and largest catering association in the world, encompasses all aspects of the catering and events industry. Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference. In helping its members enhance their business and careers, NACE helps the industry reach its highest potential.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
The leading organization for meeting and event professionals.
To deliver superior and innovative education and promote the value of professional convention management.
U.S. Travel Association (formerly TIAA)
We uniquely leverage the collective strength of everyone who benefits from travel to grow their business beyond what they can do individually. Through board, committee and council involvement you can help yourself while making a difference for the industry.
We assist members with programs and platforms to help promote travel to and within the U.S., especially through IPW, the pre-eminent international trade show bringing travel to America.
We lead industry-wide initiatives to grow and sustain travel and ensure the freedom to travel. Through our efforts, travel is better understood by opinion leaders, policymakers and media as essential to the economy, security, image and well-being of the U.S. and travelers.
We provide widely-respected, industry-leading economic data, information, analysis and travel trends to benefit our members and support industry efforts involving advocacy and promotion.