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Travel & Tourism Pathway

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Is your student a planner with attention to detail? Do they have a passion for visiting new places and creating unique travel experiences? Then a career in travel and tourism might be a good fit.

In this pathway, students learn what it takes to deliver a memorable traveler’s experience, including developing promotional materials, planning trips and events, and managing travel plans.

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Gain real-world skills through project-based learning.

Stride Career Prep* has implemented project-based learning (PBL) to hone students’ problem-solving, communication, critical thinking, and team collaboration skills. The curriculum in this pathway includes business communications and sales and promotion.

Our Travel & Tourism Pathway Curriculum in Detail

All our students take the core courses required for high school graduation in their state. The chart below shows the additional classes that students in the Travel & Tourism Pathway take. You can see the rest of the curriculum by viewing the full course list.

These courses provide an opportunity for students to gain insight into potential careers.
These courses are building blocks that prepare students for more specialized pathway courses.
These courses prepare students for industry-recognized certification exams.
Hospitality and Tourism 1Introduction to Business Communications
Business Communications 2
Professional Sales and Promotion 1
Professional Sales and Promotion 2††
Note: Pathway courses are subject to change.
New in fall 2022
††New in spring 2023

Get ahead of the competition.

We encourage students to jumpstart their job search by helping them create a professional résumé, cover letter, and profile on Tallo, the leading professional networking platform for Gen Z. Plus, they connect virtually to working education professionals through Nepris.**

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Find a school near you that offers the Travel & Tourism Pathway.

The Travel & Tourism Pathway will be available in fall 2022. Check back to see which tuition-free, K12-powered, fully accredited online public schools will be offering this pathway.

Choose a career. Prepare for the future.

Students in this pathway can prepare for a wide variety of careers in the field of merchandising, including:

Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Meeting, convention, and event planners arrange all aspects of events and professional gatherings. They often travel to attend events and visit meeting sites. During meetings or conventions, planners may work many more hours than usual.
2021 Median Salary
Expected Job Growth Rate for 2020–2030
Much faster than average
Typical Entry-Level Education
Bachelor’s degree

This data reflects the information available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on June 29, 2022. To learn more about this occupation, visit bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm.

Travel Agent

Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and entertainment activities to individuals and groups planning trips. They typically spend much of their day on the phone and the computer. Most travel agents work for travel agencies; many are self-employed.
2021 Median Salary
Expected Job Growth Rate for 2020–2030
Slower than average
Typical Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent

This data reflects the information available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on June 29, 2022. To learn more about this occupation, visit bls.gov/ooh/sales/travel-agents.htm.


Meeting, convention, and event planners typically need a bachelor’s degree. If you are self-employed, you will need to acquire the relevant business licenses, market your services to potential clients, and show prospective clients that you have experience under your belt. If you are starting in the business, it’s helpful to work as an assistant to a more established event planner or work on an event planning team for a larger organization.

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*Stride Career Prep is a program for grades 9–12. Some schools offer career exploration in middle school.

**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.

***Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.