Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster
Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Career Pathways with this cluster:
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services - Employees working in the Restaurant and Food/Beverage Services pathway perform a variety of tasks to maintain operations and promote guest services in eating and drinking establishments.
Recreation, Amusement and Attractions - Employees looking for exciting and diverse work situations are best suite for the Recreation, Amusements and Attractions pathway. The work is often demanding but never boring. Good customer service skills are essential for success. Employees must also understand what makes each operation unique. Technical skills are location-specific, and training is handled on the job.
Travel and Tourism - Employees in the Travel and Tourism pathway focus on the development, research, packaging, promotion and delivery of a traveler‘s experiences. There is a broad range of jobs in this pathway. Employees may be involved in developing a heritage area for the enjoyment and education of visitors, creating guide books, planning trips and events, managing a customer‘s travel plans or overseeing a huge urban convention center.
Lodging - Employees working in the Lodging pathway perform tasks related to the operation of lodging facilities and the care of guests who use these facilities, either through direct guest contact or the provision of background services that enhance the guest experience.