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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
  • Cruise

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

Our partnership with leading brands in the hospitality industry

One of the greatest testaments to Glion’s reputation is our solid connection with leading brands in the international hospitality industry and event sectors. Indeed, nearly one hundred international companies visit our campuses every year to recruit talented new hires. See the video of our latest Recruitment Day on Glion campus and have a look at our Company Visits map for 2015.

Glion recruitment facts

The career department ensures that our students take their first steps in their professional career by getting access to Management Training Programs and direct-entry positions. Year after year, these companies find our motivated, multilingual students meet their needs with professionalism, cultural understanding and business know-how that is essential in the global hospitality workplace.

Companies and industry sectors

International Recruiting Companies

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 International Partners

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More than 100 top companies come to recruit interns and students at Glion   every year.

In a wide variety of industries, 65% of our alumni are at managers, directors, owners and executives levels.

Luxury hotels available to our students for employment opportunities with our top 10 recruiting partners.

Luxury career examples

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
  • Merchandising 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