Month: May 2015

Hotel Management Prospects 101

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Taking up hospitality management courses can lead you to some exciting and vibrant job profiles. While the general stereotypical mindset regarding hotel management might be quite limited to just that –hotel management, it’s actually a much broader field.

So, if you plan on enrolling in a hotel management course be rest assured that there isn’t a set route forward from there, your options will not be limited, but quite endless, on the contrary. No doubt, the course will be strenuous and you’ll really be put to the test, but at the end of the day, when you leave with multiple job prospects –you’ll definitely be happy about the decision to sign up for a hotel management course. Especially considering the scarcity of jobs out there, hotel management is a field wherein doors are always open –literally!

So relax, let’s take a look at some of the possible career paths you could opt for upon the completion of your degree in hospitality management courses.

To begin with, hotel management institutions will have placements ready for you –with different categories of hotels. Now, at a hotel, you can go in for one of a variety of profiles at different departments ranging from Front Office, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Service and Food Production etc. The stream you opt for would depend on your area of interest, knowledge, skills and specialisation. Now, this doesn’t have to be limited to hotels, but could also expand to cover restaurants.
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Next, you also have the scope to enter the airline industry. With the same principles of hospitality, the airline industry can offer various interesting job prospects. You could also enter the world of retail, or perhaps even venture into teaching!

But one of the most interesting things one can do (given you have the capital for it) is to become an entrepreneur! Open up your own restaurant, or a consultancy firm for hotel and restaurants… The world is your oyster!

Career options within the travel and tourism sector

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The travel and tourism sector of India supports the livelihoods of millions of people across the nation. Ensuring a gratifying experience for the travellers and tourists by providing quality services to them is the sole objective of this sector. There are various career options one can choose from after pursuing a travel and tourism course from a good institution. If a career in tourism is what interests you, have a look at the following options briefly mentioned below:

  1. Travel agencies

Those agencies are basically third parties that make travel and tourism arrangements for the individuals, families, business parties on behalf of the airlines, hotels, railways etc. Such agencies are extremely common these days and the travellers shift the tedious work of making booking and reservations to these agencies.

  1. Hotels

Hotels provide accommodation and food services to the tourists and travellers and hence need a huge team of people who are professionally trained. Those interested in managing the workings of a hotel usually pursue a hotel management course from a reputed institution.

  1. Transport sector

Many people after successfully graduating from a school providing tourism courses in India prefer to work in the transport sector. As the name suggests, this sector provides transport services and enables travellers to travel from one place to the other hassle-free.

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  1. Airports

Those with a degree in travel and/or tourism can also work as the ground staff members needed at the airports. Knowledgeable and skilled professionals who can guide the travellers in the most efficient way possible are needed at the airports. Within this category, there are various types of jobs and career in tourism available one could choose from.

  1. Tour operators

Such individuals have the responsibility of organizing tours for their clients and also often take care of their accommodation. Those with a pleasing personality are suited for such roles.

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