Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

The instructional content for this cluster is organized into four career pathways:

  • Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services
  • Lodging
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Recreation, Amusements and Attractions

Hospitality and Tourism Programs of Study
http://www.achievetexas.org/Hospitality.htm

Hospitality and Tourism TEKS Course Listing

Hospitality and Tourism : Lesson Plans for Teachers

Culinary Nutrition

June 26, 15 // Culinary Arts

Nutrition is affecting the foodservice industry more and more with customers interested in how the foods they eat may benefit or harm them. Chefs...

Read More

Payment Options and Exchange Rates

Working in the travel industry involves dealing with foreign currency. Being able to advise the traveler about payments options and how to calculate the...

Read More

Tourism Sales and Distribution

The way people purchase travel today is changing rapidly as we become more technology efficient. This changes the way the travel and tourism industry...

Read More

Water – The Essential Molecule for Life!

June 08, 15 // Food Science

Water, water everywhere! It is a vital nutrient for our bodies and is found in many of the foods we eat and drink. But...

Read More

Point-of-Sale Systems in the Foodservice Industry

The point-of-sale systems used in most restaurants has improved the communication with the kitchen and the management of the food products. It is able...

Read More

Business Finances in Hospitality and Tourism

Do you like Math? Can you add, subtract, multiply and divide? If you answered yes, then you possess basic, much needed skills for a...

Read More

I Got the Job! Now What?

Once you’ve got the job you will have to prove to an employer that you are capable of doing the work. Working in the...

Read More

More Power To You! The Energy in Food

April 27, 15 // Food Science

How do we get the energy we need to dance, jog, run or walk? Where does it come from? If you answered FOOD! You...

Read More

State of the Economy and Travel Decisions

Why is the economy important to travel? How does a good economy affect us? In this lesson, we will learn how vital the economy...

Read More

Hospitality and Tourism : Continuing Education Courses for Teachers

Science in Hospitality and Tourism Online Course

This self-paced online course is designed to show the connections between the Sciences such as Biology and Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) and Hospitality...

Read More

Math in Hospitality and Tourism Online Course

The ability to calculate and perform math skills, including the use of formulas, is a basic part of every hospitality and tourism job....

Read More

Practicum Coordination Handbook Overview Online Course

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the yearlong practicum courses. The focus is on the Practicum...

Read More

Practicum in Hospitality Services Online Course

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the Practicum in Hospitality Services course. The...

Read More

Practicum in Culinary Arts Online Course

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the Practicum in Culinary Arts course. The suggested...

Read More

Hospitality Services Part II (TEKS 10-18) Online Course

July 24, 13 // Hospitality Services

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the Hospitality Services Part II. The suggested scope...

Read More

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Online Course

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism course. The...

Read More

Culinary Arts Online Course

April 02, 13 // Culinary Arts

This self paced online professional development course is designed to familiarize Texas educators with the semester/yearlong, Hospitality and Tourism cluster course *Culinary Arts*. Educators...

Read More

Travel and Tourism Management Online Course

This self-paced professional development course will provide you with a thorough overview of the TEKS for the Practicum in Culinary Arts course. The suggested...

Read More

Hospitality and Tourism : News & Updates

, July is National Culinary Arts Month

July is National Culinary Arts Month

This month-long celebration is to promote awareness of professional cooks and chefs and their contributions to new culinary trends and dining excellence. Dine out during the month of July and remember to thank your...

Read More
, Overview of Food Additives, Ingredients and Colors

Overview of Food Additives, Ingredients and Colors

The purpose of this brochure is to provide helpful background information about food and color additives: what they are, why they are used in foods and how they are regulated for safe use. For...

Read More

National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2 – 10, 2015

Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2-10, 2015. It’s an annual tradition that was established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated the...

Read More
, Five Reasons to Grow a Garden in Every School

Five Reasons to Grow a Garden in Every School

School gardens grow more than plants. Youth gardening grows healthy, engaged learners who benefit from improved nutrition, enhanced academic achievement and a better awareness of the natural world around them. And not only does...

Read More
, Promoting the Travel and Tourism Industry

Promoting the Travel and Tourism Industry

Information to announce to your students: Let’s Get Every Kid in a Park Starting in September, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good for free...

Read More

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month!

FCCLA is joining with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the entire CTE community to celebrate CTE Month. How can you celebrate CTE Month? Visit the website to obtain information such...

Read More
, What’s Hot – 2015 Culinary Forecast

What’s Hot – 2015 Culinary Forecast

The National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast predicts food and menu trends for the coming year. For 2015, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation...

Read More
, What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl

This new interactive tool is designed to help educators, health professionals, community leaders and consumers find nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. The extensive collection taps into consumer enthusiasm for recipes and promotes cooking at home...

Read More
, Family & Consumer Sciences Day – “Dine In” With Us! December 3, 2014

Family & Consumer Sciences Day – “Dine In” With Us! December 3, 2014

For the first annual Family & Consumer Sciences Day, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences will be asking families to prepare and eat a healthy meal together on December 3rd. December 3rd...

Read More
, The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to start a new tradition and raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season by: √ providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters, and √ painting a pumpkin teal...

Read More