Career Cluster Resources for Hospitality and Tourism. National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, 2003. A part of the States' Career Cluster Initiative, a curriculum framework and supportive materials for one of the 16 career clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) as representing career opportunities for the 21st century economy.
Career Clusters: Hospitality and Tourism. Woodland Hills, Calif.: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2003. Workbook designed to introduce students to the range of jobs available in the industry listed.
Chon, Kye-Sung (Kaye). Welcome to Hospitality: An Introduction. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar, 2000. A basic textbook for those interested in a career in hospitality, travel, and/or tourism.
Cournoyer, Norman G. Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Law: A Preventive Approach. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar, 2004. Addresses legal issues faced by managers in the hotel, restaurant, travel, and casino industries.
Ismail, Ahmed. Catering Sales and Convention Services. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar, 1999. Contains examples that demonstrate the day-to-day functions and activities involved with catering and convention planning.
Jaszay, Christine. Training Design for the Hospitality Industry. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar, 2003. A guide for those who need to design training programs for new employees.
Kotler, Philip. Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, 2006. Textbook for travel and tourism marketing courses.
Michael, Angie. Best Impressions in Hospitality: Your Professional Image for Excellence. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar, 2000. A guidebook for hospitality professionals, including chapters on appearance, grooming, clothing, uniforms, body language, verbal communication, and business etiquette.
Morrison, Alistair, M. Hospitality and Travel Marketing. Albany, N.Y.: Delmar, 2002. Presents complete coverage of marketing functions and techniques, providing the skills and insights needed to insure a rewarding career in the hospitality and travel industry.
Ninemeier, Jack D. Hospitality Operations: Careers in the World's Greatest Industry. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, 2005. Presents an overview of the hospitality industry and focuses on lodging operations, commercial and noncommercial foodservices operations, recreation and leisure organizations, operations of meetings, and careers in the industry.
Oelkers, Dotty Boen. Travel and Tourism Marketing. Annotated instructor's edition. Mason, Ohio: Thomson South-Western, 2007. Helps students master the National Marketing Education Standards.
Reynolds, Johnny Sue. Hospitality Services: Food and Lodging. Tinley Park, Ill.: Goodheart-Willcox, 2004. Textbook covering all aspects of the topic.
Strianese, Anthony J. Dining Room and Banquet Management. Clifton Park, N.Y.: Delmar, 2003. Emphasizes the service aspects.
Success from the Start: Your Career in Hospitality. Orlando, Fla.: Educational Institute, American Hotel and Motel Association, . Packet of materials including a 10-page brochure, a newsletter, information about the Lodging Management Program, and catalogs of resources from the Institute.
Airline Pilots Association. http://www.alpa.org/. Contains pilot career information, timelines for the pilot labor movement and for 70 years of air safety, and other industry and association information.
American Hotel and Motel Association. http://www.ahla.com/. Contains links to governmental issues of importance to the lodging industry, the history of the lodging industry, annual lodging industry profiles back to 2001, and other industry resources.
American Society of Travel Agents. http://www.asta.org/. Includes a code of ethics and other data about this major professional trade association, as well as information for travelers.
Association of American Railroads. http://www.aar.org/. Includes employment opportunities in both freight and passenger railroad industries, rail safety and security, current and historical information about the railroad industry, and more.
Association of Retail Travel Agents. http://www.artaonline.com/. Includes a searchable database of destination information for the countries of the world, travel news, downloadable travel forms, career information, and regular columns about issues in the travel profession.
CIA World Fact Book. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/. Includes country profiles, reference maps, flags, and other U.S. government data useful to travelers and travel professionals.
Cruise Lines International Association. http://www.cruising.org/. Includes a cruise finder (searchable by destination and by cruise line) and other cruise planning resources, cruise line and ship profiles, cruise industry overview and market research, and current health/safety issues relevant to the cruise industry.
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. http://www.iaapa.org/. Contains links to safety, legislation, news, and other information related to the amusement park industry, including Funworld, the association's online magazine.
Destination Marketing Association International. http://www.destinationmarketing.org/. Includes a special section for students that contains an introduction to convention and visitor bureau careers, niche markets in destination marketing, research resources, and career links related to convention and visitor bureaus and destination marketing.
National Park Hospitality Association. http://parkpartners.org/. Provides information about the purposes of national parks, the financial impact of the national park industry, and federal actions related to national parks.
OANDA.COM. http://www.oanda.com/currency/travel-exchange-rates. Contains currency information, a currency converter, an international measurement guide, a traveler's checklist for packing, a world holiday guide (see http://www.oanda.com/currency/directory/world-holidays?hdnAction=search_countries), and other useful features.
Passenger Vessel Association. http://www.passengervessel.com/. Contains safety and security documents related to the passenger vessel industry, policies on ADA accessibility of passenger vessels, and other information related to the organization and industry.
The Travel Institute (formerly, Institute of Certified Travel Agents). http://www.thetravelinstitute.com/. Contains resources for teachers, information for travelers, and a career center.
Virginia DECA. http://www.lions2.odu.edu/org/deca/advisors/lessonstravel.html. Lesson plans related to travel/hospitality marketing.
Virginia Career VIEW. http://www.vacareerview.org/careers/careerawareness/career.cfm?id=573. Career information on the occupation of travel agent.
Virginia Career VIEW. http://www.vacareerview.org/careers/careerawareness/career.cfm?id=268. Career information on the occupation of hotel manager.
Why Use a Travel Agent? http://www.travelsense.org/tips/whyuseanagent.asp. TravelSense. Includes facts about travel agents and a list of common services of a travel agency, as well as travel tips and alerts for consumers.
World Travel and Tourism Council. http://www.wttc.org/. Includes downloadable country reports, PowerPoint presentations, and other documents related to travel and tourism worldwide.