Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Travel and Tourism Industry

September 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Hurricane Irma has been in the news for the last several days. Damage reports from Antigua and Barbuda are already in as Irma heads toward Florida. Meteorologists are predicting the hurricane to make landfall in Florida on Sunday, September 10. With the hurricane season in full force, how does the tourism industry respond? What safety and cancellation policies do tourism companies, such as amusement parks, and cruise lines have in place for the care of employees and guests? Answers to these questions and more can be found on company websites and in internet posts. Here are some examples…

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/hurricane-irma-info/

http://nypost.com/2017/09/08/disney-world-is-shutting-down-for-hurricane-irma/

http://fortune.com/2017/09/08/royal-caribbean-irma-evacuation-miami/

As students return to school next week, the stories of the impact of Hurricane Irma will have already made the news. Use the news stories to start discussions with Hospitality and Tourism students on the importance of refund, cancellation, and safety policies for tourism companies. Have students work in groups to develop policies they might use if they owned a travel or tourism business.

 

McDonald’s to Close 169 Locations in India Due to Dispute

August 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is a peek into the McDonald’s international market.  Share this information with Hospitality and Tourism students to help them gain understanding of the fast food industry in India and China.

The Prettiest Town in Every State

July 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Share this slideshow with Travel and Tourism students and have them create a tour for one or more of their favorites.

Fight BAC

June 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Good Morning! Check out these free food safety resources from the Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Fight BAC

June 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Good Morning! Check out these free food safety resources from the Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Mom-and-Pop Restaurants Are Beating Out National Chains: Here’s How

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is a small post with big news! Mom-and-pop restaurants are beating out national chains. Revenues for mom-and-pop restaurants are expected to grow about five percent through 2020, while national chains are only expected to experience revenue growth of three percent. Read on…

Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

May 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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This post for Culinary Arts combines a revival of a historical dish and the influence of social media on today’s cooking trends. Read on…

The Best Vacation Spot in Every U.S. State

May 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Share this slide show with Travel and Tourism students to provide a glimpse into tourism throughout the United States. As an activity, have students choose a destination and plan a tour.

New Businesses Give Restaurant Workers the Tips They Ache for: Wellness

May 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Careers in the hospitality industry can be physically taxing. Read on to learn more about how food and beverage service workers are finding health and healing to enable them to continue in their careers.

Seven Tips for Evaluating Mobile Event App Providers

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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As Hospitality and Tourism students explore career options in event management, share this post to help them understand the latest technology expectations and options.

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