Posted on May 03, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Increased global tourism. One in 11 jobs are in travel and tourism.

The last annual report of the UNWTO crunched some serious numbers about increased global tourism. One in 11 jobs are in travel and tourism, and this is projected to rise to one in every 10 by 2023 – an increase of around 80 million posts.

Clearly, it’s a boom time for the sector and, consequently, hospitality schools are taking in students from an ever wider range of countries, with many schools reporting intakes originating from over 100 different nations.

At the same time, hospitality management courses are prized even more highly because well established companies like JP Morgan, Bloomberg, Disneyland and Louis Vuitton are frequently recruiting internationally-oriented future managers from them.

The tourism and hospitality landscape is a fast-moving one: sustainability-aware, highly competitive (both in terms of recruitment and between industry players), and acutely challenged by managing big data to service customers who expect to be able to use technology for seamless and tailored travel.

Institute in Switzerland (where 97% of students are non-Swiss) puts the emphasis on the human touch. The hotel management school to offer personal and professional development classes embedded in the curriculum, to ensure the students also develop their personal skills, which are extremely important in the hospitality industry

All institutions reference their balance between theory and hands-on practice, of course, in a sector renowned for its practical work experience.

At Swiss Education Group, for example, where students represent over 110 nationalities, work experience partnerships exist with major hospitality companies such as Four Seasons, Hyatt, Atlantis The Palm and Les Concierges

""The education system in Switzerland is very diverse, because the constitution of Switzerland delegates the authority for the school system to the cantons" , says Mr. Deepak, Education Manager, Career XL Services..


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