• Hospitality and Tourism in Orlando


      Open to ALL Ontario High School Students!

      Beat the deep freeze of winter and enjoy the warm Florida sun as you learn about tourism in the number one tourist destination in North America. Enter into Orlando’s world-renowned hospitality and tourism industry as you go behind the scenes at some of the best hotels and restaurants the city has to offer. Learn what it takes to handle the heat as you take part in a cooking class and learn the ropes of Southern hospitality. Visit the University of Central Florida to learn from experts at the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education.

      Enjoy a relaxing afternoon along the sunny beach shores and stop by Dunedin to watch the Toronto Blue Jays at their spring training home. Then hold on tight as you jump aboard the Hogwarts Express and experience life through the eyes of your favourite character at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Continue exploring Universal Studios, the place where countless action-packed movies come to life.

      If you have ever imagined a career in the travel industry, this course will connect you with some of the most accomplished people in the game. In this program, you get to have all the fun of a Florida tourist while also becoming an expert in tourism studies – the best of both worlds!

      Trip Highlights


      • Universal Studios
      • Wizarding World of Harry Potter
      • Blue Jays Spring Training and Game
      • Universal City Walk & Parade
      • Golf Resort Visit & Lesson
      • Cooking Class
      • Luxury Hotel Tour
      • Cruise Ship Tour
      • University of Central Florida
      • Networking with Hospitality Professionals

      Note: Here at EduTravel, we believe that every activity is a valuable learning experience. ALL entertainment, activities, attractions, and excursions are included in the trip price. We have no hidden fees or optional excursions at EduTravel because your schedule is packed with engaging activities that include everyone. We value inclusion and transparency in our offerings and we know that our travellers appreciate this too!

    • Courses


      • Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation (TFJ3C)
        Prerequisite: None
      • Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, College Preparation (TFJ4C)
        Prerequisite: Grade 11 Hospitality and Tourism (TFJ3C)

      *Credit granted by District School Board of Niagara and transferable to all Ontario schools. Program is open to all Ontario Students.

    • Mandatory Program Dates


      February 15, 2020: Online Access
      Students will receive an e-mail providing them with information on how to access the online learning platform and begin working on their pre-trip assignments. The pre-trip assignments are due during the first pre-trip class.

      February 29, 2020: Orientation & First Class
      Parents and students are required to attend the morning program orientation.  Only students are required to attend the afternoon introductory class. They will submit the pre-trip assignments, participate in activities and be introduced to additional pre-trip assignments due before departure.

      March 7, 2020: Pre-Trip Online Class
      Students are required to individually complete and submit pre-trip assignments prior to departure.  Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours.

      March 15 to March 21, 2020: Travel Days
      Students are required to complete assignments as they visit sites and participate in the activities during the travel days.  Students are also required to collect information for their summative assignment throughout the trip. The summative assignments are due during the post-trip online class.

      April 4, 2020: Post-Trip Online Class
      Students are required to complete and submit their summative assignment online. Teachers will be available to answer any questions during designated hours.

    • Program Fees


      Register before July 1, 2019, to secure Early Bird Pricing for the 2020 travel dates!

      Early Bird Pricing: $2490.00 (Quad Occupancy)

      Deluxe medical and cancellation insurance (mandatory) add $180.00.

      Registration Deadline – February 1st 2020 (Early Bird Pricing ends July 1st 2019)

      Please note: It is EduTravel and school board policy that all students travelling on extended trips have both cancellation and medical insurance in place. A specialized student insurance protection plan will be automatically added to the cost of the program fee upon registration. Please know there is an option to opt out of the insurance policy by completing and returning the “Insurance Opt-Out Form” along with proof of valid insurance coverage from another source. 

      Visa Students may be required to pay an additional fee. Please contact the EduTravel office for more information.

      Fees Include:

      • Airfare and land transportation
      • Accommodations
      • Daily breakfast and dinner
      • All admissions to both course specific sights and recreational group activities
      • EduTravel Course Book
      • Tailored experiential learning opportunities
      • Dedicated EduTravel Educational Guide
      • Adult supervision consisting of teachers, tour directors, teaching assistants, and program administrators
      • All applicable taxes
      • All gratuities

      Fees Do Not Include:

      • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
      • Lunches
      • Discretionary spending money
    Program Details

    Registration Deadline – February 1st 2020

    Register before July 1, 2019, to secure Early Bird Pricing!

    Orientation & First Class: Saturday, February 29, 2020
    Time: TBA
    Location:TBA (Niagara Region)
    Pre-Trip Online Class:  Saturday, March 7, 2020
    Travel Dates:  Sunday, March 15 to Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Post-Trip Online Class: Saturday, April 4, 2020

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