The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between tourism and hospitality education and work in terms of employability development as well as to discuss how higher education can contribute to such a development. To begin with, as a background, the relation between higher education and work is described based on the already mentioned discrepancy discussion. Later, the concept of employability is explored and discussed in general terms as well as regarding the tourism and hospitality. Finally, different ways of integrating employability in higher education curricula are discussed. Based on this discussion, suggestions regarding the employability development within the tourism and hospitality industry are provided.