Hospitality Industry & Careers

The hospitality industry is growing at unprecedented levels, providing many career options for individuals who have the right training and education for this vast and exciting industry. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC):

  • The travel & tourism industry  will account for 1 in 10 jobs on the planet by 2025
  • Travel & hospitality will generate nearly 7 million jobs per year for the next ten years.

 

Talent Gaps in the Industry

Currently, the hospitality industry faces many talent gaps, especially in regions where tourism is developing faster than the resources to train professional hospitality managers. Predictions say that the industry will be:

  • Offering more high skilled openings
  • Growing in demand for managerial skills and customer service
  • Increasing the need for broader management and business competencies

 

Improving the Hospitality Workplace

The common misperception about hospitality careers is that they are limited to operational, low-paying positions in hotels and restaurants. This is no longer the case today as hospitality employers implement new strategies to entice and retain hospitality managers. The good news for hospitality graduates is that over the coming years the industry will:

  • Provide more training and development for existing staff
  • Seek individuals who show the potential to acquire new skills
  • Increase starting salaries
  • Offer clear career development opportunities at hiring

Most importantly, hospitality and event management careers can take-off in many directions: hotels and resorts, travel and tourism, events, sports and entertainment, or other service sectors such as luxury brands, entertainment and banking. 

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Hospitality Career Examples

Hotel Management Careers

  • Hotels, Resorts and Clubs
  • Food & Beverage
  • Spas & Private Clinics
  • Catering & Banquets
  • Facilities

Travel & Tourism Careers

  • Tourism Management
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Eco-tourism & Sustainability
  • Cruises

Hospitality Real Estate & Finance Careers

  • Investment Banking
  • Asset Management
  • Finance & Revenue
  • Real Estate Investment Portfolio Manager
  • Property Management

Hospitality Marketing Careers

  • Digital Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Media

Hospitality Human Resources Management Careers

  • Training & Development
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Incentives & Reward Programs

Event Management Careers

  • Hotel Event & Conference Planning
  • Project Management
  • Catering & Event Entrepreneur
  • Promotion, Sponsorship & Media for Events

Event Industry & Careers

The sector of event management, or MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events), is a fast growing field offering many international career options. More than 205 million people are working in event management, sports management and entertainment management and by 2020 it is estimated that 1 in every 11 jobs will be in the event management sector.

 

The key to success in this sector comes down to putting the customer at the center of everything and creating a seamless experience, and that’s what hospitality trained professionals do best. Glion Institute of Higher Education offers an Event Management specialization track for the Hospitality Management degree and a separate Event, Sport and Entertainment Management bachelor degree for students who want to pursue a career in this dynamic area.

EVENT MANAGEMENT & SPORT MANAGEMENT CAREERS

Event Management 

  • Event Team Account Manager
  • Event Logistics Manager
  • Project Manager - Event Agency
  • Marketing Events Manager
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Conference Manager

Sport Management 

Spectator sporting events have been booming worldwide for many decades and they will continue to grow in popularity and scope. A conservative estimate of the sports market in the United States alone is $375- $425 billion per year. 

  • VIP Guest & Visitor Services
  • Events & Competition Prize Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Sponsorship & Media Coordinator
  • Venue Manager

Entertainment Management 

Given the fast-growing nature and global reach of modern entertainment options (movies, TV series, theater, casinos & gaming, and much more), the growth of this sector is especially impressive with 205 million people presently working in this field, and salaried jobs in entertainment are expected to grow 25% by 2015. 

  • Production Manager
  • Exhibition Organizer
  • Sponsorship & Digital Sales Manager
  • Creative Production Manager
  • Content Manager/Producer
  • Fundraising & Marketing Manager

Luxury Industry & Careers

Worldwide sales of personal luxury goods have tripled over the last 20 years and were mostly unaffected by economic trends. By the same token, experiential luxury such as five-star hospitality, fine dining and foods together made up over 30 per cent of the impressive one trillion USD global luxury market, reaching growth rates of up to ten per cent. The industry further includes categories such as luxury cars and other vehicles, art and designer furniture and luxury technology items.

Today the hospitality and luxury industries are merging with brands like Givenchy, Armani, Bulgari and Roberto Cavalli venturing into hotels, spas and restaurants. Likewise, leading companies in the personal luxury goods segment, such as Rolex, LVHM and Cartier are seeking out hospitality business graduates to fill key positions.

The future of luxury is promising for graduates who have the right skills and experience to start a career in this exclusive industry. Glion will equip you with the right soft skills, interpersonal abilities and flair for languages this industry is looking for meeting the level of services expected by customers.

 

Luxury Career Examples

Although we may associate luxury brands with the finished product shown in pristine retail outlets and flashy showrooms, luxury companies have the same scope of operations as any other business offering products and services.

With a degree such as Glion's Bachelor Degree Luxury Brand Management specialization track, you will have the skills and qualifications to work in the diverse departments of luxury companies.

Product Management

Merchandizing Management

Customer Relationship

Sales Management

Brand Management

Public Relations

Communication & Advertising

Digital Marketing

International Event Management

E-Commerce

Finance & Revenue Management

Customer Relationship

Purchasing & Supply Chain

Procurement

Retail Store Management

Operations Management