I also considered existing general English series that are available on line (especially from Cambridge), but these I felt were probably too advanced for the students' needs. These books are more suitable for the learner who needs to improve general English skills.
Although the university offers several courses in English for Tourism, these are tailored to postgraduate students, and are not for students who wish to do a degree in tourism. It is not clear that these courses cover the skills needed by undergraduate students.
Although the class I discussed this with offered some resources that students might find helpful, there are no courses in the tourism curriculum that are specifically designed to help students in their studies of English for tourism. The only courses that specifically help students with their English skills are modules in communication.
One of the students I discussed this with mentioned that she had a tourism degree, and had studied language and culture at the undergraduate level, and did not know if she had enough general English knowledge to study English for tourism in the tourism faculty.
Of the overall 10 series I considered, the two best ones for academic purposes are:
Tourism in English - New York : Gale Group, 2016 : ISBN 978-1-5354-3536-1
Foundations of English for the Tourism and Hospitality Studies - Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe Inc., 2009 : ISBN 978-0-8155-3927-7
This will help them with general English skills, so they will be able to understand academic writing, and also enable them to develop a working knowledge of tourism concepts that they would not have if they were studying at the graduate level.
The other eight series do not contain content that covers the issues that would be useful for students. It is not clear whether students would be able to find information on the internet that would help them in their studies.
Courses in the program offered by the Department of Tourism and Leisure Studies, 3rd level, of the University of Lorraine are designed to equip students with the skills needed to pursue a career in the tertiary sector in the fields of tourism, leisure, hospitality, shopping and sports. The courses all have their own specificities but they converge on common subject areas and they are all taught by the same tutor who is the Academic Director of the program.