A cardinal part of hospitality industry, hotel management gives wide employment opportunities. Moreover, with globalisation gaining acceptance with more and more countries, the hotel management career is truly becoming global. As hotel chain owners are opening new hotels in various big and small cities, requirement for trained hotel management professionals is huge. Although considered one of the most glamorous careers, hotel management requires professionals who can keep their cool even in the most challenging situations.
There are multiple job profiles in hotel management and depending upon the candidates’ education, work experience, the positions are offered. However, in order to work in top level or middle-level management candidates must have a degree in travel management. Whereas some hotels hire graduates straight from universities, some other hotels hire only trained hotel management graduates.
Job opportunities for hotel management graduates can include Hotel & Restaurant management, Cruise Ship Hotel management, Hospital Administration and Catering, Hotel and Tourism Associations, Airline Catering and Cabin Services, Club management, Forest Lodges, Guest Houses amongst others. Expansion of global travel industry and aviation industry is expected to boost hotel industry in next couple of years. Students looking for a career in hotel management should have strong communication skills, reasoning skills, numerical aptitude and pleasing personality.
Another most opted hospitality management options is a career in tourism, it creates more job opportunities than the traditional industry of agriculture. With tourism growing rapidly and significantly, we need to address some key areas of concern: infrastructure, promotion and marketing at domestic and international levels, skill development, tourism-related education, professionalisation of services management, service providers’ skill enhancement and the addressing of general hygiene and sanitation concerns. The future of tourism in India is certainly bright.
There are no shortcuts for successful career in hospitality industry; particularly, hotel management and tourism industry is open only for talented management professionals who can show their capabilities and calibre. So prepare well for the future and choose your career wisely.