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Hospitality - A Global Perspective

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.
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The World of Hospitality

Secure your future within a dynamic, well-paid, rewarding and respected line of work and benefit from the vast opportunities offered by the hospitality industry.

The hospitality industry

Here are some facts about today's hospitality industry:

Travel and tourism industry is now over 10% worth of the Global GDP and the Hotel Industry accounts for half of that if clubbed with the Food & Beverage industry and alternate lodging.

The travel & tourism sector supported a total of 292 million jobs in 2016, which is 1 in 10 of all jobs in the world.

Total retail value of the global hotel industry has crossed $500 Billion in 2018.

Over the next decade the sector is forecast to grow at an average of 3.9% per year. By 2027 it will generate more than 11% of the world’s GDP and employ a total of 380 million people.

One quarter of all jobs created in the next decade will be supported by Travel & Tourism.

The hotel industry alone is expected to sustain by growing at 6-7% in 2019 and beyond.

Salaries in the hospitality industry

Here is a list of job opportunities in the hospitality industry and the highest salaries for each / year, according to a '2016 hospitality industry salary report' by Hcareers.com:
$158,644

Hotel Manager

$86,878

F&B Manager

$62,717

Front Desk Manager

$78,618

Meeting / Event Planner

$95,771

Housekeeping Manager

$87,058

Executive Chef

$67,738

Restaurant Manager

$50,143

Guest Service Manager

Why choose a career in hospitality?

A career in hospitality can be very fulfilling, but there are times when it can be a bit challenging. Take a look!

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.

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.

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.

Stability

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 going 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.

Meritocracy

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.

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 – this is to name just a few….

American Hotel Academy graduates will have both the knowledge and experience and they will be prepared to blend vital business management skills with their passion for hospitality and enter a variety of management careers in this dynamic industry. Depending on their internship experience and preferences, they’ll be able to choose from one or a combination of the following careers:

✓ Hotels & Resorts
✓ Restaurants
✓ Spa & Wellness Centers
✓ Conference & Convention Centers
✓ Catering & Events
✓ Airlines
✓ Cruise Lines
✓ Business Management or Finance
✓ Communications, PR or Marketing
✓ Casinos
✓ Sport Centers
✓ Clubs & Theme Parks
✓ Management consulting companies
✓ Travel Agencies