Hospitality + Tourism

Hospitality + Tourism

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research
Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
Hotel and Lodging Management Series
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series
Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Description: Hospitality services include marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in hotels, motels, lodging services, related convention services, and related food and beverage services.
Event Overview: 2 participants, cluster exam, role-play
Event Timing: 30 minutes of preparation, 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You enjoy marketing and management functions that can be applied in the hospitality and tourism industries
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year of experience

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

Description: Hospitality and Tourism includes hotels, restaurants and tourism-related businesses
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 20 pages
Event Timing: 15 minute presentation time
Recommended if: You can develop a marketing campaign, or have connections to a local company who will allow you to work with them
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year of experience

Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

Description: For 2018-2019 you will assume the role of a sales manager for a convention and visitors bureau of a major city. A potential client is interested in holding its annual conference for 4,000 attendees in your city and is meeting with you to hear about your city’s meeting package. At a minimum, you should discuss convention facilities, hotel package, potential attractions and transportation.
Event Overview: 1 participant, cluster exam
Event Timing: 15 minute presentation time
Recommended if: You enjoy persuading people, or enjoy doing research
Recommended years of DECA experience: No experience required

Hotel and Lodging Management Series

Description: Students will be challenged to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in hotels, motels, lodging services, convention services, and food and beverage services.
Event Overview: 1 participant, cluster exam, 2 role-plays
Event Timing: 10 minutes of preparation, 10 minutes to present
Recommended if: You are interested in hospitality, and feel comfortable performing marketing and management functions in this setting
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year before taking

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Description: The business situation will use language associated with careers in Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism and Travel.
Event Overview: 1 participant, cluster exam, 1 role-play
Event Timing: 10 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to present
Recommended if: This is your first DECA competition (or your in your first year of DECA), or you are interested in competing in Hospitality and Tourism events in future years
Recommended years of DECA experience: no experience needed

Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series

Description: Students will be challenged to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in retail establishments, wholesale establishments and manufacturing firms primarily engaged in the quick-serve restaurant industry.
Event Overview: 1 participant, cluster exam, 2 role-plays
Event Timing: 10 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to present
Recommended if: You can perform marketing and management functions in the quick serve industry such as: selling a product, making a merchandising decision, fixing a situation involving communications, human relations, economics or professional development; or a business management consideration.
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year before taking

Restaurant and Food Service Management Series

Description: Students will be challenged to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in a full-service restaurant or a food-service business.
Event Overview: 1 participant, cluster exam, 2 role-plays
Event Timing: 10 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to present
Recommended if: You can perform marketing and management functions in a full-service restaurant or food service business such as: selling a product, making a merchandising decision, fixing a situation involving communications, human relations, economics or professional development; or a business management consideration.
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year before taking

Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

Description: Travel and tourism includes marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in enterprises engaged in passenger transportation, travel service, attracting and serving the traveling public, arranging tours or acting as independent ticket agencies, and other services incidental to the travel or tourism industry
Event Overview: 2 participants, cluster exam, 1 role-play
Event Timing: 30 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You can think quickly on your feet and quickly prepare a presentation, or are interested in the tourism industry
Recommended years of DECA experience: no experience needed