Win a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort from Junior Achievement

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Junior Achievement USATMis offering high school students the opportunity to win a three-day adventure for four people to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Fla. To enter the “Destined to Travel with JA” contest, students review Junior Achievement’s interactive Destination Build lesson, a free online teaching tool that allows students to explore the tourism industry, complete a quick quiz, and submit their answers. The randomly selected winner will receive two nights at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, 12 complimentary one-day Park Hopper® passes, and $2,000 for airfare and travel expenses. The contest is sponsored by the Destination and Travel Foundation.

“This contest is a tremendous opportunity for students,” says Jack E. Kosakowski, Junior Achievement USA president and chief executive officer. “Through this contest, high school students-future job seekers and entrepreneurs-will have the opportunity to explore the careers available in the tourism industry.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of November 2010, there were 13.1 million people employed in the leisure and hospitality sector.

The nationwide contest is based on student learning drawn from Destination Build, an online learning lesson that is housed in the Hospitality and Tourism student sector of the JA Student Center, available from the Junior Achievement website, www.ja.org. Through it, students explore the decisions made by city planners to increase local tourism in a community and hear from residents and tourists about how consumer decisions influence the local economy. The scenario is different each time a student plays the online lesson.

The contest, sponsored by the Destination & Travel Foundation, is open to high school students. The deadline for contest submissions is November 1, 2011. Click here for more information.

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