JA Students Learn Why Tourism Matters


Junior Achievement students learn why tourism matters 

Students from Junior Achievement of Central Florida had the opportunity to gain an inside perspective of why tourism matters here in Orlando. About 250 high school freshmen and sophomores arrived at the JA Academy at Oak Ridge High School for a presentation by Danielle Courtenay, Visit Orlando's Chief Marketing Officer on Tuesday, February 11.  

The JA students were able to discover more about Orlando's theme parks, entertainment venues, convention center and hotels as well as learn the city they live in hosted more than 57 million visitors just last year and is poised to break yet another record. They were able to gain insight on the specific role Visit Orlando plays around the globe and the potential careers the industry can lead to.

 Courtenay highlighted how two out of every five workers who first took a job in the travel industry are now earning more than $100,000 per year and, one-third of all part-time employees furthering their education work in leisure and hospitality. Numbers that are sure to inspire our industry's future leaders.

Junior Achievement programs make a connection between lessons learned in the classroom and real-world applications - through relevant, interactive programming. Visit Orlando is proud to continue its support and involvement with JA of Central Florida.


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