The Power of Travel: How Tourism and Hospitality Drive NYC's Economy
This class explores the hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors in New York City, a global destination welcoming over 50 million visitors annually. It offers an exciting “behind-the-scenes” look at leading hotels, restaurants, and visitor attractions (museums, cultural and sports venues, entertainment spaces). Site visits and guest speaker sessions will be framed with classes about the different segments in the tourism and hospitality sectors; the development and management of successful tourism products; the economic, environmental, and social impacts of tourism; and the role of government agencies and public policy.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of the hospitality and tourism sectors in New York City
- Familiarity with the public and private spheres surrounding the industry
- Fluency in the different segments that compose the hospitality and tourism industry
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students interested in the hospitality and tourism sectors