Hospitality and Law Associate

Hours: 310 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,795.00

Course Overview:

Hospitality: An Introduction provides a detailed description of the many facets of the Hospitality and Tourism sector, including tours and travel, hotels, restaurants, culinary, casino operations, cruises, and the recreation and leisure industries. Personal profiles of industry leaders highlight the wide range of career opportunities available in the field. This course discusses the Hospitality and Tourism industry's evolution toward increased internationalization and integration. Industry vignettes offer a behind-the-scenes view of real-life job tasks and career success stories. Each module of this course features practical case study scenarios, including business and social attitude comparatives, advertising and marketing messaging, financial modeling, and competitive analysis formulation.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the mission and product of hospitality
  • Identify factors to consider when managing lodging
  • Comprehend the basics of hospitality and the food service industry
  • Identify events, functions, and operations related to hospitality industry
  • Identify current trends in hospitality and its direction in the future

The Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law course is for students and practicing professionals in hospitality, travel and tourism as well as specialized paralegal work. It addresses legal issues confronted by managers in the hotel, restaurant, travel and casino industries. The emphasis is on prevention of legal violations. By taking this course, managers can appreciate and identify what actions and precautions are necessary to avoid, or at least minimize, the number of lawsuits. The course uses the case method, long recognized as a helpful approach to learning the often-complicated discipline of law. Students will study decisions from actual cases in which hospitality establishments were sued, as well as what legal precedents were cited.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the principles of hospitality law
  • Identify the elements in a negligence case
  • Identify what constitutes illegal guests' acts and guests' rights
  • Define strategies to avoid liability with the sale of food and alcohol
  • Identify factors to consider when dealing with employment, regulations, and licensing

Course Outline:

Hospitality: An Introduction Module 1
The Spirit of Hospitality
  • The Scope of the Hospitality Industry
  • The Mission and Product of Hospitality
  • Business Profile: Starbucks
  • A Day in the Life of a Front Desk Clerk
  • Pursuing Opportunities in Hospitality
  • Relationship of Hospitality to Travel & Tourism
  • A Day in the Life of a Travel Agency Manager
  • Marketing and Promoting Tourism & Travel
  • The Effects of Hospitality, Tourism and Travel
  • Learn from the Disney Theme Parks
Hospitality: An Introduction Module 2
Understanding Lodging
  • Dynamics of the Lodging Industry
  • The Evolution of Lodging Facilities
  • Classifying Lodging Properties
  • A Day in the Life of a Concierge
  • Types of Lodging Ownership
  • Hotel Development
  • Choosing the Right Location
  • Assessing Hotel Feasibility
  • Fiscal Commitment to the New Hotel
  • Hotel Management and Operations
  • Human Resources Management Issues
Hospitality: An Introduction Module 3
Food Service Industry
  • Hospitality and the Foodservice Industry
  • The Relationship of Market, Concept, and Menu
  • Contemporary Commercials Foodservice Concepts
  • Restaurant Ownership
  • Commercial Restaurant Within Other Businesses
  • On-Site Institutional Foodservice
  • Historical Overview of Cooking and the Culinary Arts
  • Elements of American and European Fine Dining
  • A Day in the Life of a Chef
  • Menu Planning and Development
  • The Food Production Cycle
  • Beverage Management
  • Trends in Beverage Consumption
  • Wines, Liquors and Malt Beverages
Hospitality: An Introduction Module 4
Hospitality Industry
  • Meetings, Conventions, Special Events, and Expositions
  • Opportunities in the Meeting Industry
  • A Day in the Life of a Meeting Planner
  • Sports Management Career Opportunities
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Managing Leisure Segments of the Hospitality Industry
  • Novel Lodging Facilities
  • Clubs & Recreational Facilities
  • Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Global Gaming and Casino Operations
  • History of Gambling and Current Status
  • The Pros and Cons of Gambling
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Casino Customers
  • A Day in the Life of a Casino Manager
Hospitality: An Introduction Module 5
The Future of Hospitality
  • Globalization and the Future of Hospitality
  • The Economic Climate
  • Demographics and Socioeconomic Trends
  • Technological Innovations
  • Government Regulation and the Hospitality Industry
  • The Unions
  • Ethics in Hospitality
  • Building for Success
  • Basic Business Skills
  • Steps to a Career in Hospitality
  • Getting a Job in Hospitality
  • A Day in the Life of a Human Resource Director
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 1
Legal Fundamentals for the Hospitality Industry
  • Contemporary Hospitality Law
  • Principles of Hospitality Law
  • Sources & Attributes of Law
  • Legal Procedures
  • Commencing the Lawsuit
  • Pretrial, the Trial, & the Appeal
  • Civil Rights & Hospitality
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Rights of Proprietors
  • Contract Law & Hospitality
  • The Elements of a Contract
  • Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 2
Principles of Negligence
  • Introduction to Negligence
  • Elements of a Negligence Case
  • Duty Owed to Invitees, Licensees, & Trespassers
  • Negligence Doctrines Generally Favoring the Plaintiff
  • Children and the Reasonable Person Test
  • Obligations beyond Regulation
  • Duty to Aid a Person in Distress
  • Negligence Doctrines Generally Favoring the Defendant
  • Negligence and Hospitality Practices
  • Duty Owed Guests in Hotel Rooms
  • Duty Owed Guests in Restaurants & Dining Rooms
  • Duty Owed Guests Outside & in Swimming Areas
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 3
Relationships with Guest & Other Patrons
  • Who Qualifies as a Guest?
  • Guests’ Illegal Acts
  • Landlord-Tenant Relationship
  • Protecting Patrons’ Property
  • Risks to Property in the Hotel
  • Limited Liability – Modern Limitations
  • Rights of the Innkeeper
  • Right to Refuse Lodging
  • Statutory Protection for the Hotelkeeper
  • Guests’ Rights
  • Protection against Illegal Searches
  • Rights Concerning Rates and Fees
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 4
Rights and Liabilities
  • Liability and the Sale of Food
  • Adulterated Food
  • False Food Claims
  • Safety Concerns Particular to Food Preparation
  • Liability and the Sale of Alcohol
  • Alcoholic Beverages & the Hospitality Industry
  • Alcohol Vendors’ Liability
  • Strategies to Avoid Liability
  • Sexually Explicit Entertainment
  • Travel Agents & Airlines
  • The Rights of the Traveler
  • Liabilities of Travel Agents & Charter Tour Companies
Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Law Module 5
Employment, Regulation & Licensing
  • Employment & the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Illegal Job Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Regulation of the Marketplace
  • The Nature of Franchising
  • Regulation of Hotel & Restaurant Internal Affairs
  • Licensing and Zoning
  • Specialized Destinations
  • A Short History of Gambling
  • Casino Regulations & Licensing
  • Theme Parks’ Regulations
  • Hotel Spa Regulations

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
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  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
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  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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