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

The Business of Travel and Tourism

Do you know the difference between travel and tourism? They are actually two different sections of the industry. We are going to find out...

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Here, There, Everywhere: The Geography of Travel

Can you name the seven continents of the world? Could you find Nigeria on a map? Why is geography important in the travel and...

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Math + Science = Quality Food

July 18, 15 // Restaurant Management

Math and science in the foodservice industry?! To be able to provide quality food consistently, establishements must use math and science in their baking...

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Crunching Numbers: Budgeting and Forecasting

Today’s world is very competitive and most companies have to manage their business very closely in order to make it a success. Part of...

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Successful Culinary Lab Management Guidelines

July 13, 15 // Culinary Arts

There are many things to learn about the culinary lab so that we will have a successful experience. We will discuss commercial equipment, knife...

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

July 13, 15 // Hospitality Services

Global travel continues to be increasingly popular. It is important to identify various cultural customs and practices in order to provide informed travel plans...

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Take a Byte: Technology in the Hospitality Services Industry (focus on hotel industry)

July 13, 15 // Hospitality Services

Technology is here to stay, and it is ever changing. Consumers’ lives usually revolve around some type of technology; laptop, smart phone, tablet....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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, 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...

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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...

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, 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...

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, 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...

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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...

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, 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...

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, 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...

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, 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...

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, 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...

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