Be better at 'the business of tourism'

AC 1.1 - Describe forms of ownership for tourism organisations


Activity 1

Accommodation comes in various scales and sizes which determines its type of ownership.

Can you link the types of accommodation to likely forms of ownership from the list of images?

Activity 2

By now, you will understand that accommodation comes in various sizes and types and there are a variety of different types of ownership depending on size and scale.

Take some time to look at and research one of the following accommodation providers. Choose either:

  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Accor Hotels

What can you say about your chosen accommodation provider?

Create a ‘fact file’ including about 200 words and images to support your findings.


  • Type of ownership?
  • Location?
  • What does the company own? One hotel type or other types within the brand?

Does the company only operate within the UK?