Hospitality and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Step inside the culturally diverse world of travel and tourism! Whether traveling for business or pleasure, be a part of what it takes to help travelers have a wonderful experience! A key driver of a thriving local economy, travel and tourism destinations exist all around us – from the Research Triangle to the Ava Gardner Museum in downtown Smithfield to the agri-tourism farms and venues throughout Johnston County.

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Business Essentials

Learn business and finance principles while exploring business ethics, customer relations, financial management, human resources and information management, marketing, and business technology.

Hospitality and Tourism

Explore the complex and interconnected operations of hotels, amusement parks, and other destinations, by learning about career opportunities, their economic impact, marketing strategies, customer relations, legal and ethical responsibilities of employees, and safety and security measures. 

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Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP)

This certification prepares students to engage and connect with guests, anticipating their needs and helping to set their properties apart.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Business Management I
  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality I
  • Marketing
  • Sport and Event Marketing I

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Hospitality and Tourism

Careers focused on management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.