About the Global Hospitality Industry
Hospitality and tourism is one of the world’s largest, most diverse and dynamic industries.
With its size, record of growth and generous employment opportunities, the hospitality industry offers many career opportunities for all people in search of career options and growth.
It offers options in a variety of types of businesses and organizations across the world:
✓ Restaurants: from famous international chains to unique traditional restaurants or theme restaurants.
✓ Spa & Wellness Centres
✓ Conferences and conventions centres
✓ Catering and event management
✓ Cruise lines
✓ Sports centres
✓ Clubs and theme parks
✓ Management consulting companies
✓ Travel agencies
Why choose Hospitality as a career?
You enjoy making people happy
Whatever your role is in the hotel, every time you come to work you can make someone’s day a little bit better. This industry is all about the people and making them happy, helping them in having a great experience.
It’s creative work
Hospitality is a creative environment. Because there are always unique challenges that need to be tackled within hospitality, you’ll always be able to put both your critical and creative thinking to good use.
Hospitality is worldwide
Every country in the world has a hospitality industry! Would you like the opportunity to see the world while you earn a comfortable living? A career in hospitality can very easily be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people.
Offers various career interests
The hospitality industry is so generous that there’s never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. You could very easily stay with the same employer and in the space of a few years, move between many positions in a hotel.
You can climb the ladder quickly
Just as there is the potential for rapid horizontal movement, you can also make your way up the ladder very quickly in hospitality. If you work hard, acquire your qualifications, get on with customers and colleagues, and show initiative, very soon, you’ll find yourself in a senior position managing people and projects.
Not an office job (9-5)
If you’re the sort of person who likes getting up at the same time in the morning, having the same breakfast, putting on a suit and tie, and then catching the same train into the same office, day after day after day, then hospitality probably isn’t for you. It involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you work, but also the work you do during those hours.
Clear route in
The way to succeed in this field is quite clear. You need specific knowledge, practical training, attitude and specific programs can help you get there efficiently.
Lots of perks
It is all about the guest in hospitality but hotels are very much aware that they need to have satisfied staff members to make sure that the clients are happy as well. Many hotels offer great benefits for staff members such as: achievements, rewards for different projects, hotel room discounts at their locations around the globe, discounts on food and beverages, as well as retail discounts in hotel’s rooms and gift shops, at hotels around the globe, competitive pay and advancement opportunities – tis is to name just a few….
People always need food, drink and somewhere to sleep, don’t they? So, even in shaky economic climates like the 2008 and 2009 financial meltdown, the hospitality industry survived and is once again flourishing. Being able to survive that type of trial shows just how robust hospitality is as an industry.
If you’re the type of person who wants the quality of your work to speak for itself, you’ll be very fond of how the hospitality industry operates. People will notice when you take initiative and follow through. If you have a go-getter attitude, the sky will be the limit in terms of where your career can go.
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