# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Task 776063217

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe growth and future trends in the hospitality and tourism industry at the local, state, national, and international levels.


Description should include the impact of
  • demographics
  • psychographics
  • geography
  • global distribution networks (e.g., third parties, OTAs)
  • social media
  • increase in service orientation
  • cyber security
  • diversity
  • population growth
  • discretionary income
  • security (e.g., TSA).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How have technology innovations affected the growth of hospitality and tourism?
  • What impact has the hospitality and tourism industry had on your geographic region of the country?
  • How is economic data used to predict trends in tourism?
  • How has social media changed the industry?
  • How has travel of international visitors to the U.S. changed in the last ten years?
  • How is demographic data used in the marketing of hospitality and tourism products?
  • Why do hospitality and tourism managers follow industry trends?
  • How have social issues affected growth in the industry?
  • How have consumers in general become increasingly demanding for personal service? How has this changed the hospitality and tourism industry?

Related Standards of Learning

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by

  1. explaining the factors that led to United States expansion;
  2. evaluating and explaining the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the roles of Thurgood Marshall and Oliver W. Hill, Sr., and how Virginia responded to the decision;
  3. explaining how the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had an impact on all Americans;
  4. analyzing changes in immigration policy and the impact of increased immigration;
  5. evaluating and explaining the foreign and domestic policies pursued by the American government after the Cold War;
  6. explaining how scientific and technological advances altered American lives; and
  7. evaluating and explaining the changes that occurred in American culture.


The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by

  1. assessing the development of and changes in domestic policies, with emphasis on the impact of the role the United States Supreme Court played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
  2. evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);
  3. evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
  4. explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture


The student will apply social science skills to understand the global changes during the early twenty-first century by

  1. identifying contemporary political issues, with emphasis on migrations of refugees and others, ethnic/religious conflicts, and the impact of technology, including the role of social media and chemical and biological technologies;
  2. assessing the link between economic and political freedom;
  3. describing economic interdependence, including the rise of multinational corporations, international organizations, and trade agreements; and
  4. analyzing the increasing impact of terrorism.

Other Related Standards

National MBAResearch Standards-Business Administration

Implement job-seeking skills to obtain employment.


Participate in career planning to enhance job-success potential.


Utilize career-advancement activities to enhance professional development.