An overview of the hospitality industry
Hotel management, tourism and catering technology, all come under the purview of the hospitality industry. World over the hospitality business is growing at a rate, which is sure to catapult it among the top industries in future. The same can be said about the country too, where international chains of hotels are making a beeline to open their business. With rising incomes and growing affluence across a wide spectrum of the population, people are now more receptive to staying at star hotels, travelling abroad and eat at the best restaurants. The information and communication technology (ICT) has helped in giving this industry a wide publicity and respectability. As a consequence a growing number of students are looking forward to this industry for a rewarding career.
Eligibility and duration of course
Pass in 10+2 with English as one of the compulsory subjects. Minimum 50% marks in aggregate. You need to qualify through entrance tests and interview. The course is covered in 3 years.
About the course
The training part covers lot many aspects and is practical oriented. It involves learning about the hospitality industry, food and beverages, food processing, culinary skills, use of tableware and cutleries. You also learn about front office management, customer service, accommodation, housekeeping, revenue and business management. Other priority areas include marketing, sales, purchase, customer satisfaction and financial accounting.
Attributes that helps
Since this is a service industry and concerns with dealing guests, visitors, tourists, customers and clients, one needs to have certain personality traits very specific to this industry. Among them are a cheerful outlook, pleasing personality, polite and respectful, good conversational skills, co-operative, helpful and able to deal with criticisms from guests with patience.
Prospects and opportunities
Graduates from this field have very good opportunities in the top hotels in the country and abroad. Initially you are inducted as hotel management trainees but with experience you start climbing up the management ladder real quick. Other than hotels and top notch restaurants you can look forward to working in holiday resorts, clubs, guest houses, travel agencies, catering establishments, corporate cafeterias, airlines and shipping. You can also get into the training field by joining any of the hotel management or catering institutes as a faculty member. You can further your education by doing a postgraduate diploma or an MBA in the field. Better, you can have your own catering establishment.
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