# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Task 776063218

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Analyze the reasons a guest travels.

Definition

Analysis should identify factors that lead to increased or decreased travel and explain the differences
  • between business and leisure travelers and their respective service needs
  • between individual and group travelers and their respective service needs
  • between family and individual or couple leisure travelers and their respective service needs
  • among travelers from niche markets (e.g., ecotourism, adventure) and their respective service needs.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How have the reasons for travel changed historically?
  • What is the difference between business and leisure travel? What additional factors influence people to travel?
  • What amenities do hotels need to provide for business guests? For leisure travelers? For travelers with families?
  • Why might travelers choose a particular area to visit?
  • Why is it important for property managers to understand why guests are at their hotels? How might this information help hotel employees plan for their guests’ needs?
  • What is the role of conventions in both business (e.g., business association) and leisure travel (e.g., Comic-Con)?
  • What role do hotel incentive programs play when guests make location selections?

Related Standards of Learning

English

10.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

National MBAResearch Standards-Business Administration

Acquire foundational knowledge of customer/client/business behavior to understand what motivates decision-making.