Hotel & Resort Mgmt. Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Hotel & Resort Mgmt. Student Associations


American Gaming Association (AGA)
"The AGA represents the commercial casino entertainment industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting its members and their employees and customers, such as federal taxation, Internet gambling, and travel and tourism matters." Visit

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
"HSMAI is a global organization of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry." Visit

Professional Convention Management Association
Nonprofit international association of professionals in the meetings industry. Information, links and interactive tools for business use, education, networking. Visit

National Restaurant Association
Restaurant trade organization offering certification, training materials,start-up advice, education resources, and industry news and trends Visit

American Hotel & Lodging Association
Offers financial support to enhance the lodging industry through educational and research programs. Descriptions of scholarship programs, research, events, and fundraising activities provided. Visit