Hospitality & Tourism A Great Career

Since the world boundaries have shrinked , Hospitality & Tourism has become a great source of foreign currency earnings, as well as policies on foreign affairs between countries are also being framed keeping the growth of tourism in mind .Sustainable tourism development in the region is the key to success of tourism in the region. Infrastructural developments too play a vital role in tourism development .Therefore choosing hospitality & tourism as career also has grown manifold. Basic qualification apart from academics (10+2, Graduation or 10th Pass) includes personal, grooming, good communication skills and eye for detail, patience, an eye to improve public relations, creative and analytical bend of mind. A hospitality or Tourism professional need to have a blend of above mentioned traits to be successful in their career as well as giving a positive image of the organization they are working with (Hotels, Travel Agencies, Tour operators, Cruise liners, Airlines and also industrial catering).Gone are the days when people used to visit only those places where they had relationship for their stays and assistance in exploring the place. Now since the Hotels have started offering a wide choice suiting every pocket in general people refer to pay and stay, pay and travel etc.

This paved the way for adapting and offering unique products by the service providers in terms of Hotels & Resorts (budget, economy, leisure and luxury), Airlines (domestic & international) and Travel agents& Tour operators (Inbound & Outbound). An exciting career waits in Hospitality & Tourism for those who are ready to adapt, self groom, improve their communication skills, developing their patience, hospitality and tourism industry waits with an open arms to embrace themselves.

Hospitality Industry comprises of Hotels, Restaurants, Discotheques, Fast food Outlets, Quick Service Restaurants, Bars, In Flight Catering, Cruise liners Dining & Industrial Canteens. There are majorly 4 core Departments in a Hotel from Operational Point of view & they are Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, Front Office & Housekeeping though a Hotel also has Sales & Marketing Department, Hotel Engineering Department, IT Department etc but Core Subject Areas remain the same everywhere. According to latest HVS surveys there would be an expected demand of Large Number of rooms in Tier II & III cities by the end of 2020 & keeping this in Mind major Chains like Taj, Oberois, Starwood, ISTA, ITC Fortune etc have adapted strategies to diversify into Budget hotel Segments as well as strengthening their existing Luxury or Leisure Labels at prominent metros across the Country. All this would require huge Manpower which is trained & thus doing a Right Course based on the abilities would give a Right career which would keep on growing unprecedented.

Gaurav Khanna
Dy. Director
CT Group of Institutions