Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster icon The Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster® focuses on the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services. Students learn knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards. Students will explore the history of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success in that industry.

Career Cluster Pathways

"null" The Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster® has four career cluster pathways to guide students to their desired occupation in this field.
  • Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services
  • Lodging
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Recreation, Amusement and Attractions

Professional Associations

"null"Hospitality and tourism teachers should get involved in at least one career and technical education (CTE) professional association. They are excellent sources of career cluster-specific teaching tools, ideas, networking, and mentors.
The following associations are related to careers in this career cluster:


Career Cluster News

"null"Stay on top of current CTE practices and news by attending conferences in the hospitality and tourism field.
Upcoming events:
FCSTAT Professional Development Conference
July 30, - August 3, 2018
Dallas, TX

TWC Resources

Additional Resources