Careers in the Industry

Studies offering an array of choices

The hospitality industry is the world’s largest employer and opens many doors not just in hotels but in the service industry in general. By studying hospitality management, you have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of careers and select the direction you wish to take.

The list below shows examples of some of the career pathways open to you:

 

HOTELS & FOOD SERVICES

  • National and international hotel chains
  • Corporate offices
  • Privately owned hotels
  • Resorts
  • Time sharing accommodations
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Night clubs

FOOD INDUSTRY

  • Production facilities
  • Distribution and trade companies
  • Processing plants

TOURISM

  • Tourist offices
  • Ministries of tourism
  • Travel agencies
  • Tour operators
  • Tourism planning & development
  • Railway, maritime, airline companies
  • Convention and congress facilities

ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE

  • Casinos
  • Theme parks, amusement and
  • Attraction parks
  • Private clubs
  • Concert, music, theatre venues
  • Event management companies

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Wellness and Spas
  • Clinics and hospitals
  • Specialised establishments (retirement, thermal, aesthetics, etc)

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Human resources departments
  • Training departments

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

  • Sales and/or marketing departments
  • Public relations departments/agencies
  • Communication agencies

EDUCATION – TRAINING

  • Hotel and tourism management schools
  • Professional and vocational establishments
  • Research institutions

JOURNALISM & MEDIA

  • Professional and specialised press
  • Publishing houses

OTHER SECTORS AND SERVICES

  • Finance
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Equipment supplier companies
  • Real estate
  • Information technology and IT services
  • International business relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Hotel development and construction