GTTP is a multi-country educational program to introduce high school learners to career opportunities in Travel & Tourism

Lesson Plans

Please note: Content contained in lesson plans were developed prior to the CAPS, and may contain information that is not aligned to the CAPS.

GTTP SA’s Commitment to Support, Guide and assist Tourism Teachers

In line with GTTP SA’s commitment to support, guide and assist tourism teachers in the classroom, these industry-sponsored classroom resources and lesson plans are available for teachers to use in planning their lessons. They can be downloaded freely from this website by clicking on the title.

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An Introduction to Tourism

This lesson plan, sponsored by American Express Travel, supports the delivery of Assessment Standard 10.1.1. It introduces learners to:

  • The concepts of ‘tourism’ and ‘tourist’
  • The reasons why people travel
  • The sections, sub-sectors and role players in the tourism industry.

The lesson plan contains teaching ideas and activities, teacher guidelines, answers to all learner activities, a lesson plan and assessment rubric.

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Understanding Time Zones

This teaching resource, sponsored by the National Business Initiative, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Time Zones
  • Daylight Saving Time (DST)
  • Jet Lag
  • The impact the above have on travel planning and travelling

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Map Reading

This teaching resource, sponsored by the National Business Initiative, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Maps in general and Maps in Tourism
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Types of Maps
  • Measuring Distance

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Careers in the Tourism Industry

This teaching resource, sponsored by the National Business Initiative, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Employment in the Tourism Sector
  • Careers in Tourism and Travel
  • Careers in Hospitality
  • Where to study and what to study
  • The Global Employee

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South African Tourism

This teaching resource, sponsored by the South African Tourism, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The SAT Organisation
  • SAT’s objectives
  • SAT’s strategies
  • SAT’s operationa

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Foreign Exchange

Supporting the delivery of Assessment Standard 11.3.5, this lesson plan, sponsored by American Express Foreign Exchange, contains:

  • Information about foreign exchange
  • Case studies
  • Teaching ideas and activities
  • Teacher guidelines
  • Answers to all learner activities
  • A lesson plan
  • Assessment rubric

Learners are required to examine the buying power of the South African Rand in relation to other currencies and its effect on tourism

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Heritage Tourism

Supporting the delivery of Assessment Standard 11.2.4, this lesson plan is sponsored by the National Department of Tourism and contains:

  • Information about local heritage sights and their significance
  • Case studies
  • Teaching ideas and activities
  • Teacher guidelines
  • Answers to all learner activities
  • Lesson plans
  • Assessment rubric

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Customer Complaints

This lesson plan, sponsored by KLM and Air France, supports the delivery of Assessment Standard 11.4.2. It contains:

  • Information about the reasons for and types of customer complaints and how to handle them
  • Case studies
  • Role play ideas
  • Teaching ideas and activities
  • Teacher guidelines
  • Answers to all learner activities

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