Delve into the world of hospitality and make a name for yourself- before you receive your diploma or certification. as a Student Member you are part of a network of industry executives, and invited to attend AH&LA conferences and events, where you can meet these potential employers face-to-face. We also arm you with the latest hospitality news, information, and education resources, so that you can stay on top of the trends and best practices of the industry and set yourself from the competition when graduation day finally arrives.
International CHRIE, a non-profit professional association, provides programs and services to continually improve the quality of global education, research, service and business operations in the hospitality and tourism industry. ICHRIE, an inclusive, collegial association, values creative, ethical and progressive action and improvement of global hospitality and tourism education and research.
The Customer Experience Professionals Associations is the premier global non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and cultivation of the Customer Experience profession. We increase the impact and viability of customer Experience professionals, facilitate effective member-to-member sharing, and establish respected standards.
HFTP is a global nonprofit hospitality association that uniquely understands the industry's problems. We assist our members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via out expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC, and certification programs. HFTP has about 5,000 members and several thousands stakeholders across the globe. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry.
Their mission is to advance, strengthen, and promote the industry of Professional Customer Service. We exist to assist individuals and organization with their professional growth, development, and recognition, and to link professionals world-wide.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world- supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with state restaurant associations, they work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.- based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries (timeshares). ARDA has almost 750 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded corporations with extensive experience in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate.
The Office works to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and increase its exports, thereby creating U.S. employment and economic growth through: management of the travel and tourism statistical system for assessing the economic contribution of the industry and providing the sole source for characteristics statistics on international travel and from the United States; design and administration of export expansion activities; development and management of tourism policy, strategy and advocacy; and technical assistance for expanding this key export (international tourism) and assisting in domestic economic development.