Tourism 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Tourism 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
G Porro
Course Description
Description: 

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism
industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field.

Pre-requisites: 
None
No. Exams: 
2
Proctored Exams: 
No
Resources: 

 Must have access to the Internet.

No. Modules: 
2
Course Modules: 

Section 1: Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism

Objectives:

Upon completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Define the parameters and characteristics of the
    hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Examine the areas of business that make up the
    hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Trace the development of the hospitality and tourism
    industry.
  • Discuss the importance of service in the industry.
  • Identify and discuss several current trends affecting
    the hospitality and tourism industry.

 

Section 2: Careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Field

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Define career paths and discuss how these affect the
    hospitality industry.
  • Discuss the personal characteristics required in
    hospitality industry employees.
  • Identify and discuss some of the career options in the
    hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of working in
    the hospitality industry.
  • Discuss job benefit mixes and their role in the
    hospitality industry.

 

Section 3: Hotels

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of hotels.
  • Examine how most hotels are organized in terms of staff
    members.
  • Discuss the tasks and responsibilities of departments
    such as housekeeping, security, and the front office.
  • Explore how room counts are generated and why they are
    used.
  • Discuss the practice of overbooking and its possible
    consequences.

 

Section 4: Restaurants and Food Service

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of food-related businesses.
  • Define and understand the front of the house versus the
    back of the house.
  • Discuss the functions of the front and back of the
    house.
  • Examine the importance of menus in the operation of a
    restaurant.
  • Consider how managed services differ from restaurants.

 

Section 5: Travel Planning

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Define tourism and identify the different aspects of
    tourism.
  • Discuss the impact of tourism.
  • Examine some of the factors that influence tourism.
  • Discuss ecotourism and its place in the tourism
    industry.
  • Evaluate some of the different career positions in
    tourism promotion.

 

Section 6: Event Planning and Conventions/Exhibitions

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify and compare some of the different types of
    meetings and events.
  • Discuss career areas in the field of event planning.
  • Examine some of the steps in planning an event.
  • Consider some of the steps in marketing an event.
  • Learn about some of the tasks involved with managing an
    event.

 

Section 7: Theme Parks and Recreation

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Explain leisure and recreation and their place in modern
    society.
  • Compare for-profit and nonprofit recreation sites.
  • Identify types of government-sponsored, nonprofit, and
    commercial recreation.
  • Examine the history of amusement and theme parks.
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of amusement and
    theme park managers.

 

Section 8: Cruise Ships and Resorts

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the similarities and differences between cruise
    ships and ocean liners.
  • Understand cruise ship terminology and cabin choices.
  • Examine some of the changes and challenges cruise ships
    are facing.
  • Identify some different types of resorts.

Discuss how resorts are handling common issues and challenges.

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