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Course | Geography For Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism

This course will be removed from Curriculum Library in ASH ( at the conclusion of the 22/23 school year. If you would like to continue to use this content, you can request these files by contacting our support team -   Geography for Tourism introduces learners to the importance of geography in the hospitality and tourism industry by studying travel or “destination” geography. They explore the world’s geographic regions, focusing on the factors that create desirable travel destinations: weather and climate, physical features, cultural elements, historical interest, and tourist attractions. Learners study how the tourism industry promotes destinations and discover current trends in travel. Finally, they research careers in the hospitality and tourism industry that mainly depend on an indepth knowledge of geography.

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Creating Stories Using Google Earth

Students use Google Earth to create their culminating project to showcase an international tourist destination highlighting the country's geography, climate, and history; potential tourist attractions and types of tourists likely to visit the destination.

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 The Concept of Place
Unit 3 Global Geography
Unit 4 History, Culture, and Attractions
Unit 5 A Traveler’s Perspective
Unit 6 Career Development in Travel Geography

Featured Resources

Virtual Museum

Hyperdoc Template

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Mapmaker Interactive

Online Mapping Tool

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Culturally Responsive Teaching


On-demand webinar series from econedlink

City Guesser - Can you guess the location?


Students have to guess where they are from the video clues provided.

Explore Global Art and Culture Sites

Virtual Tours

Students explore the culture and art around the world from Google Arts and Culture

Ethical Tourism: Everything You Need to Know

Comprehensive Article

Great resource for students to gain an understanding of ethical tourism and its growing importance in setting...



Students are inspired to explore the world and think critically about what defines a place, including culture and...

Meet Cartographer: Nathaniel Kelso

Learn what a cartographer does to help people navigate their travels

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