The hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing and most diverse industry.
It is so diversified, that most people do not even imagine its breadth. It offers numerous advantages to those who like contact with people, who want to work in an international environment, who like to travel, to innovate, to be at the forefront of the trends, who enjoy working in teams and leading them.
Choosing a career in the hospitality and services industry will open many doors and will be very rewarding. Find out more about this industry and what it can offer to a young and ambitious graduate
Hospitality Key facts:
- Approximately 8% of worldwide employment is in Travel & Tourism
- 303 million jobs worldwide are expected by 2020
- The Travel & Tourism economy is expected to grow by 4.4% per annum in real terms between 2010 and 2020
- In 2012, the top 10 international hotel companies will open 1,250 hotels
KEY FACTS ABOUT THE TOURISM AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY
Below you will find a few key fact about the travel and tourism industry. Figures are taken from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC, November 2011).
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the industry is promising more growth and a powerful economic influence in the next decade. In spite of the current global economic slow-down, Travel and Tourism results indicate that people are still travelling more, with the international air travel and hotel occupancy rates up. (WTTC, November 2011).
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)
Travel & Tourism’s contribution to GDP is forecast to grow steadily by approximately 3.3% in 2012. Over the next ten years, the industry’s total contribution to GDP is expected to rise by 4% per year.
Travel & Tourism is predicted to account for 69 million more jobs by 2021. (WTTC, November 2011).To read the full article by the WTTC, click here.
The Advisory Board is composed of professionals of the industry holding key positions. Their main role is to advise LRG-UAS about the evolution and trends of the tourism industry, which allows the University to anticipate and adapt its programmes accordingly.
Vice President Human Resources International Operations
Directeur du Réseau Méditerranée
Le Crédit Lyonnais
Senior Vice President, International Revenue Management
Marriott International, Inc.
Verbier Festival & Academy
Former Accor HR President
Advisor to the French Ministry of Education
Casino de Montreux
Relais & Châteaux
General Manager, Captain
easyJet Switzerland SA
Chief Operating Officer