Why choose hospitality?

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11 Jan 2018

Why choose hospitality?

The hospitality industry is a global industry! It offers exciting opportunities for graduates who wish to travel and pursue careers both locally and abroad. It is one of the most dynamic employment areas in the world, with positive trends for the years to come. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the industry promises more growth and a powerful economic influence over the next decade, in addition to the 260 million jobs created around the world by the industry.

In fact, here are some really exciting world stats:

  • 8.7% of global employment is in travel and tourism/hospitality
  • Travel and tourism around the world is expected to increase by 4% per year in 2013 – 2023
  • 337 million jobs worldwide in 2023 or … 1 out of 10 jobs on the planet

So, do you really need something convincing?

Now that you are happy to choose a career in the hospitality industry, finding the one that suits you best can be quite difficult. Especially if you are unsure what types of careers are available and what are the different jobs in the hospitality industry. And there are so many jobs to choose from, it’s a very diverse industry.

Here are some important areas of the industry to consider:

  1. Hotels, Resorts and Gaming Resorts
  2. Restaurants and all other types of restoration operations
  3. Cruises, airlines and luxury passenger trains
  4. Theme Parks and Casinos
  5. Meetings, events and incentives
  1. Management of free time and sport
  2. Tourist destinations and local attractions

Having so many options at your disposal allows growth and progression in an industry, thanks to a variety of diverse and interesting job opportunities. Below we have listed some types of jobs available in the hospitality industry as a guide.

Junior positions:

Receptionist / receptionist; Porters / Bellhop; Room Service; Waiter waitress; Food preparation; Line Cooks / Clerks

Supervision publications:

Concierge Reception Supervisor; Supervisor of domestic work; Restaurant manager; Accounting employees; Buyer Buyers Event Planners / Coordinators; Head of the banquet assistant; Deputy Director of the hotel Sous le chef

Management position

Executive Chef; Director of Marketing and Sales Manager of the hotel’s CFO; Chief Engineer or Maintenance Manager; Security manager; Director of Spa and Recreation; Executive Cleaner Food and Beverage Manager Welcome Desk Manager