The Hospitality Industry

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).

OVERALL TRENDS

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.

EMPLOYMENT

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.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

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.

 

Katie CARTER
Vice President Human Resources International Operations
Hyatt

Olivier CONSTANTIN 
Directeur du Réseau Méditerranée
Le Crédit Lyonnais

JoAnn CORDARY-BUNDOCK
Senior Vice President, International Revenue Management
Marriott International, Inc.

Martin ENGSTROEM
General Manager
Verbier Festival & Academy

Jacob HLASEK
President
J.H.Consulting

Gilles HONEGGER
Former Accor HR President
Advisor to the French Ministry of Education

Gilles MEILLET
General Manager
Casino de Montreux

Claude MEMBREZ
General Manager
Geneva Palexpo

Alain SCHAUDER
Consultant
SchaudeRH

Jaume TAPIÈS
President
Relais & Châteaux

Jean-Marc THEVENAZ
General Manager, Captain
easyJet Switzerland SA

Francisco ZINSER
Chief Operating Officer
NH-Hotels