Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP)

High school students can prepare for a promising career in hospitality with the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP).

The hospitality and tourism industry is filled with promising hospitality careers, which is why AHLEI partnered with industry experts to develop the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP). This two-year curriculum for high school students introduces hospitality and tourism on a global scale.

Why choose HTMP?

The program:

  • Provides specific skills knowledge for students leading to an industry-recognized professional certification from the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
  • Aligns with the Common Core State Standards
  • Offers teacher training and the opportunity for instructors to earn a professional certification
  • Presents curriculum in a graphic rich, visually stimulating environment to reinforce learning
  • Showcases career pathways for a dynamic, and quickly growing industry
  • Reinforces hospitality on a global scale, focusing on diversity
  • Teaches employability skills and job-specific technical skills for the Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster
  • Includes everything the instructor needs to teach the program, from lesson plans to assessments and examinations
  • May lead to advanced placement in college through articulation agreements
  • Includes work-based learning experiences with an industry internship

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HMTP Course Content (Textbooks, Workbooks, Instructor Resources)

Program Objective: To provide students with broad-based learning on the tasks, knowledge, and skills required by anyone wishing to build a career within the hospitality and tourism industry.

Components: The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) aligns fully with the Common Core State Standards and the national Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster frameworks.

Year 1

The content focuses on operation-level employee positions and responsibilities.

  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Program
  • Hospitality Soft Skills
  • Operational Areas
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Safety and Security

Student Textbook: $80 | Student Workbook with Exam Scan Sheet: $50 | Instructor Resource Kit: $450

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Year 2

The content focuses on leadership and managerial responsibilities, knowledge, and skills.

  • Introduction to Leadership and Management
  • Hospitality Leadership Skills
  • Operational Leadership
  • Managing Food and Beverage Operations
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Safety and Security

Student Textbook: $82 | Student Workbook with Exam Scan Sheet: $50 | Instructor Resource Kit: $450

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Student Textbooks

Students receive one textbook each year. This textbook presents a global view of hospitality and tourism management in an easy to follow, colorful and graphic-rich textbook. Each chapter engages the student through activities and “apply your learning” sections with learning objectives that can be taken straight from the classroom and into the workplace.

Chapters Include:

  • Industry profiles focusing on career building best practices
  • Chapter Competencies
  • Terms You Should Know sidebars with definitions
  • Red boldface terms in text
  • Pineapple Fun Fact Box: featuring history, heritage, and future of hospitality and tourism industry
  • American with Disabilities (ADA) Box: featuring responsibilities and requirements
  • Green Practices Box: highlighting sustainable conservation methods
  • Graphics, charts, and diagrams to engage student learning
  • Apply Your Learning chapter review

Student Workbook

Students receive one workbook each year. This workbook enriches classroom learning with activities that speak to today’s generation, while reinforcing core academic standards.

Workbook Activities:

  • Build student vocabulary and contextual understanding
  • Develop verbal and nonverbal learning skills
  • Reinforce and apply learning through:
    • Case studies
    • Industry-related calculation and formula usage
    • Written exercises
    • Problem-solving scenarios

Student Workbook Package Includes:

  • Scantron sheet to administer final exam (Year 1 or Year 2) for CHTMP professional certification
  • Workplace Voucher for Certification
  • Workplace Evaluation Form for Certification

Instructor Materials: Teacher Wraparound Edition Textbook

Teachers receive one textbook for each year. This textbook presents a page-by-page guided discussion for instructors to effectively lead classroom discussion. Each page mirrors the pages found in the student text, with supplemental information for the instructor. The book presents instructor talking points in an easy-to-follow color-coded system that directly links to lesson plans, supplemental media, and workbook activities.

Icons for supplemental learning materials such as a PowerPoint slide, workbook activity, Apply Your Learning questions, or quiz will appear on the page where the materials will be delivered in the classroom. A key for all the icons used in the wraparound edition appears at the front of the book.

Text Includes:

  • Talking points for student textbook and workbook
  • Background information for key topics
  • Additional learning activities for every chapter such as:
    • Ideas for guest speakers
    • Group projects
    • Role playing
    • Research assignments
    • Activities designed to appeal to different learning styles
    • Access code for Online Teacher Portal (Years 1 and 2)

This Online Teacher Portal makes life easy for HTMP instructors. A library of ready-to-use documents are available in editable formats, allowing the instructor to quickly and easily access lesson plans, weekly quizzes, and PowerPoint presentations.

Online Teacher Portal Includes:

  • Instructions to Teachers on Key Program Elements
  • Lesson Plans
  • PowerPoints
  • Classroom Resource Materials/Activities
  • Assessments/Quizzes
  • Student Workbook answer key & support materials
  • Teacher Resource Guide
  • Syllabus
  • Articulation Crosswalk
  • Learning Competencies
  • Common Core Standards Matrix
  • Student Workplace Evaluation Form for Certification

Articulation Agreements

Establishing an articulation agreement between your high school and post-secondary schools in your region can encourage students to continue their education. Examples of articulation agreements are:

  • The “Seamless Curriculum” where high school classes are fully accepted by the post-secondary school
  • Credit for high school classes is awarded to students entering college
  • Advanced placement is given to students who successfully complete the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Learning objectives for each year of HTMP can be compared to hospitality management courses at four-year and two-year post-secondary schools. HTMP instructors can reach out to colleges in their area (especially those using AHLEI textbooks) and work with them to create agreements that offer their students an academic advantage when attending that institution.

Competencies from the following texts are included in the HTMP:

  • Hospitality Today: An Introduction
  • Managing Front Office Operations
  • Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • Managing Service in Food and Beverage Operations
  • Hospitality Facilities Management and Design
  • Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry

Workplace Competency Voucher

Current Instructors: Download and print a Workplace Competency Voucher for the HTMP program

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HTMP FAQs

How was HTMP developed?

We invited representatives from academia and industry and formed a focus group that also included our instructional designers and other industry experts. Much of the content was pulled from our college-level hospitality courses.

How long is the course?

The course is designed to include 360 hours of classroom learning, divided into two years. Year 1 and Year 2 of HTMP each have their own separate materials and are purchased separately. Some instructors invite in guest speakers from the industry, arrange field trips to hotels, and provide additional hands-on learning, which can add to the total course hours. The curriculum can be taught in an accelerated manner to cover one academic year, if that best meets the needs of your school district.

How are the classes facilitated?

The classes can be provided by traditional high schools, tech centers and other non-traditional schools that teach to high school aged students. Community colleges may also find the program useful in teaching an introductory level hospitality course.

Does the teacher have to be from the hospitality industry?

Anyone with a teaching degree or training experience can instruct the program, based on your school district or Department of Education requirements. Comprehensive instructor materials are provided (instructor workbook, lesson plans, PowerPoints, assessments, etc.).

Do you have any programs available for hospitality instructors?

AHLEI offers a professional certification program for hospitality instructors called the Certified Hospitality Instructor.

My students want to go to college. Is HTMP right for them?

The path to a lodging career may include a trip to a community college or university, where your students can study hospitality management, travel and tourism, or culinary arts. HTMP gives students a leg up, as the knowledge and skills mastered during the program closely mirror those of introductory hospitality courses at universities and colleges nationwide.

Will HTMP prepare my students to enter the workforce?

Not everyone in lodging goes to college. In fact, lodging is one of the industries where a degree is not necessary for career success. There are many examples of general managers and corporate executives who started as dishwashers and bell attendants and rose through the ranks because of their motivation and drive. Your HTMP classes will give your students a head start on their hospitality careers.

How do I request the HTMP exam?

Email academics@ahlei.org at least two weeks before you intend to give the exam.

How long do students have to complete the exam?

Two hours (unless they have a disability that would require more time).

Where can I download the Workplace Competency Voucher?

Click here to download the PDF.