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Travel and Tourism Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students study one of the largest industries in the world. Specific applications include the evolution of the tourism industry, destination geography, airlines, international travel, cruising, travel by rail, lodging, and touring and travel agencies.

You Will Learn
  • The evolution of the travel and tourism industry.
  • The role of travel agencies in the tourism industry.
  • Different forms of transportation used in the travel and tourism industry.
  • Aspects of the hospitality and lodging industry.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Travel and Tourism - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
DECA is the student leadership organization for marketing students. DECA is an organization that promotes leadership development, service to the community, and vocational understanding.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Concierge
  • Cruise Director
  • Event Planner
  • Host/Hostess
  • Hotel Manager
  • Lodging Manager
  • Marketing Education Teacher
  • Tour Guides
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Clerk
  • Waiter/Waitress

Workforce Trends
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, travel and tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Each year, travel and tourism employers around the world pay more than $1.6 trillion in wages and salaries and create 12.5 million new jobs.

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