# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Task 323755414

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify major industry components in the hospitality and tourism field.


Identification should include a definition of hospitality and tourism and examples of its major components, such as the following:
  • Conventions and meetings
  • Special events (e.g., sporting events, weddings)
  • Museums, historic sites, and attractions, (e.g.,  gardens)
  • Lodging (e.g., hotel, motel, B&B, timeshares)
  • Restaurants
  • Air travel
  • Ground transportation (e.g., car rental, motor coach, rail)
  • Cruises
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Natural resources
  • Historical sites
  • Theme parks
  • Special interest travel
  • Travel management companies, including online travel agencies (OTAs)
  • Incentive travel (e.g., trade promotion; reward for employees and/or customers)
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Experiential travel (e.g., swimming with dolphins, cooking classes)

Process/Skill Questions

  • What resources are available for locating information about the various hospitality and tourism industry segments?
  • What is experiential travel? Why has it become popular? Why is it important to the hospitality and tourism industry?
  • How have cruises impacted the hospitality and tourism industry?
  • How have theme parks impacted the hospitality and tourism industry?
  • Why is incentive travel important to the travel industry?
  • What areas offer the greatest potential for future growth?
  • What is ecotourism? How can ecotourism help a popular travel destination safeguard its natural resources?
  • How has the pet industry changed the types of amenities being offered in upscale hotels?
  • What are the top foreign destinations for U.S. citizens? From which countries are the most visitors to the U.S?

Other Related Standards

National MBAResearch Standards-Business Administration

Acquire information to guide business decision-making.


Read to acquire meaning from written material and to apply the information to a task.