Tourism Lessons

Time Frame: 1 – 3 blocks (your call)


  • 10.1 Analyze career paths within the hospitality, tourism and recreation industries.
  • 10.1.4 Analyze the impact of hospitality occupations on local, state, national, and global economies.
  • 10.5.4 Assemble information needed for domestic and international travel.
  • 10.5.5 Produce travel documents and itineraries, utilizing current technology.


  • Have students get up and talk to each other questions about their travels.


  • Computer Lab
  • Projector


  • If possible contact your local AAA office and have a travel agent come in and talk to your class about travel and about travel related careers.
  • Have a class discussion on travel and the travel industry. The PowerPoint below will help guide that discussion. Have students take notes on the discussion not just on the slides.


  • There are several activities you can do depending on time. There are two projects (see attachments) that have students plan a vacation for a specific amount of money. There is also a mini assignment that has students create a timeline of how the travel/tourism industry changed over time in America. Finally, there is also an assignment (1 page paper) about the future of tourism/travel that makes students think about what new things there may be and what restrictions may be enforced.



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3 comments for “Tourism Lessons

  1. Tisha Richmond
    January 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    This is great! Thanks! When I click on the Tourism packet above it brings me to a website rather than the word document?

    Thank you for the time you take to update this site to give family and consumer teachers such great ideas and tools to use in the classroom. I appreciate it!

  2. Devonye Brown
    March 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I am looking for the Tourism packet also. Any suggestions?

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