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Tourism and Hospitality Studies

 

Curriculum Objectives

 
Students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:
 
(a) the reasons why people travel and how the tourism and hospitality industry meets travellers’ needs;
(b) the interdisciplinary and diverse nature of the tourism and hospitality industry including tourist destinations, infrastructure and superstructures;
(c) local and international tourism and hospitality trends and issues, and their social, economic and environmental impact; and
(d) the major functional sectors within the tourism and hospitality industry and the career opportunities available.
 
Students are expected to master the skills to:
 
(a) develop a range of specific and generic skills, including effective communication skills, customer service skills, information-processing skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem-solving skills; and
(b) apply appropriate skills in a wide range of tourism and hospitality industry and service-related situations.
 
Students are expected to cultivate positive values and attitudes that will enable them to:
 
(a) be willing to introduce local tourism resources to tourists;
(b) appreciate and respect the tourism resources of other places when they are tourists themselves;
(c) reflect on the role of tourist-host relationships and develop an appreciation of other cultures, customs and beliefs;
(d) appreciate the importance of integrity and ethical behaviour in the tourism and hospitality industry, and apply this to daily life situations;
(e) acquire an understanding of the personal qualities required for successful work in the tourism and hospitality industry, such as courtesy, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, and collaboration, etc.;
(f) value the importance of sustainability in the tourism and hospitality industry with respect to its economic, environmental, cultural and social contexts; and
(g) recognise and be able to demonstrate quality customer service.

 


 

Subject teacher

Miss Lee Ka Yi, Mr Mak Ho Lam

 


 

Activities

 
Study Group: Students are studying the project. 

 


 

Useful Links

Education Bureau - Tourism and Hospitality Studies

http://www.edb.gov.hk/tc/curriculum-development/kla/pshe/nss-curriculum/tourism-and-hospitality-studies/index.html

 

World Heritage (UNESCO)

http://whc.unesco.org/en/about/

 

China Tourism(Chinese Version)

http://www.hkctp.com.hk/

 

Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong

http://www.tichk.org/public/website/b5/index.html

 

Tourism Commission (HK) 

http://www.tourism.gov.hk/tc_chi/welcome/welcome.html

 

Hong Kong Tourism Board

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/tc/index.jsp