Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Hospitality & Tourism Students Learn About the Tourism Industry In St. Augustine

This week Nease’s Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism students had the chance to learn the ins and outs of running a major tourism business in our Nation’s Oldest City.  Old Town Trolley Tour’s General Manager, Dave Chatterton, invited the students to tour the Oldest Store Museum, where the kids learned about life in 1908 and how some of the shop items were used around town in St Augustine.

Then Mr. Chatterton and Museum and Productions Manager Heather Quinn spoke to the students about the Old Town Trolley company, which offers a variety of tours to travelers here in St. Augustine, and to visitors at historic destinations across the country. They spoke about dynamic pricing, returning to normal operations post-Covid, their hiring process, the benefits of working for Old Town Trolley, and discussed how their daily operations change during Nights of Lights. They fielded some great questions from the students and everyone found the experience rewarding.  We thank Mr. Chatterton, and everyone at Old Town Trolley, for this awesome opportunity!