A poster of the Washington Monument used for tourism purposes.
Nearly 17 million people visit D.C. each year. And when they arrive, they interact with tens of thousands of employees in the hospitality industry.
WAMU's education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza, introduces us to the Hospitality High School of Washington, D.C., which is trying to connect the classroom to the real world by training students to make visitors feel welcome.
[Music: "Be Our Guest (Karaoke Instrumental Track)" by ProSound Karaoke Band from Karaoke - In the Style of Beauty and the Beast, Vol. 2 (Professional Performance Tracks)]