Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Outline of Course TEKS
Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism
Industry segments, history, and economic impact 1(A)(D)
Career portfolio 5(D)
Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
Career areas, career outlook, goals, and professional associations 5(A)(B)
Skills Needed in Hospitality and Tourism
The Skills needed in Hospitality and Tourism section may be addressed now, at the end of the course, or interspersed throughout the course.
Self responsibility and self management; work independently 1(A); 3(A); 4(D); 5(A)
Personal values and principles 3(B)
Attitude, work habits, and appearance 3(C); 11(B)
Time management, organization, and accuracy 1(E); 3(D); 4(A)
Decision making, problem solving 4(C); 7(B)
Leading a balanced life 4(B)
Leadership and team building 2(B); 7(A)(D)
Communication and customer service 11(A)(B); 2(A)(B)
Travel and Tourism
FREE! - Methods of travel 10(A)(B); 11(C)
Travel safety 8(A)
Travel and tourism 1(C)(D); 2(A); 6(A); 10(A)(B)(D); 11(C)
Types; duties and responsibilities of lodging 9(A)(B); 10(A); 6(A)(B)
Food and Beverage
Types; duties and responsibilities of food and beverage 6(A)(B); 9(A)(B); 10(A)(C); 11(D)
Recreation, Amusement, and Attraction
Types; duties and responsibilities of recreation, amusement, and attraction 5(C); 6(A)(B); 7(E); 9(A)(B); 10(A)
Safety in Hospitality and Tourism
Safety and sanitation 1(E); 8(A)(B)(C)
The Business of Hospitality and Tourism
Management, human resources, marketing, accounting, legal, sustainability 6(C); 7(C); 9(A)(B); 8(D)


  • Debbie Wieland, FCS teacher
  • Arlene Spearman, Associate Director, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences