Hotel and Hospitality Management is one of the most exciting career options for youngsters these days. It’s the fascination of working at the top hotel chains in India or abroad that is attracting younger generations these days. Hotel industry has multiplied by several times in the recent few years due to huge increase in the number of domestic and international tourists. It has become one of the most lucrative industries for the right candidate. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, India is the 18th most visited business travel destinations and expected to be in top five in the coming few years. This has built a huge demand for trained professional and hotels with well-planned rooms, leading to increasing job opportunities in this field.
Hotel management career can include:
- Hotel & Restaurant management
- Hospital Administration and Catering
- Hotel and Tourism Associations
- Hospitality Management
- Airline Catering
- Air Cabin Services
- Club management
- Forest Lodges
- Guest Houses amongst others
- Railways Catering Management
- Cruise Ship Hotel management
- Additionally, you can always open your own Restaurant or Catering Service
As the travel industry is growing worldwide, the aviation industry too is expected to expand that will lead to boost in the hotel industry in the coming years.
Essential Skills and Qualification
Hotel and travel industry has multiple job profiles depending upon education and work experience, of the candidates. Candidates with a degree in travel management or hospitality management can only apply for top level or middle level management positions. However, there are hotels and restaurants that hire trained graduates straight from the colleges or institutes. A 10+2 certificate with 50% marks is a must to get enrolled for hotel management graduate programs offered at various hotel management schools in Lucknow. Candidates who have less than 50% marks can opt for diploma or certificate courses in hotel management offered by several institutes. These institutes and colleges conduct entrance test before selection in various courses.
Skills that are required to clear the entrance for hotel management are – good communication skills, reasoning skills, numerical aptitude and pleasing personality. Therefore, it is necessary to acquire these skills to avoid facing disappointments. Many candidates who aspire to become hotel & hospitality professional start preparing for entrance test conducted by IHMs soon after clearing 10th exams. Likewise, candidates planning to go for higher studies in this field can opt for Masters in Hotel Management. Only Bachelors in Hotel Management can go for Masters in Hotel Management. There are several hotel management institutes in Lucknow, offering hotel management courses in Lucknow. Candidates from Uttar Pradesh and near to Lucknow city, who are still not sure which way to go, can take this as one of their career options.
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