HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Technology Credit .5

(11, 12) Semester

The Travel and Tourism course provides the student with an understanding of one of the largest

industries in the world. Specific applications include the evolution of the tourism industry,

destination geography, methods of travel (airlines, automobiles, trains, cruising), hospitality,

tours, marketing, and sales. This class is an activity-oriented course that focuses on the Travel

and Tourism industry. The course will include an understanding of:

  • The importance of the Tourism/Hospitality Industry

  • The nature of Tourism/Hospitality

  • The importance of the industry to local/global economy, culture, etc.

  • The lodging industry including destination marketing and destination appeal

  • The different types of transportation: airlines, automobile, train, and cruising

  • The many career opportunities that are available in the field and career preparation

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