It is hard to find the diversity in career options in any other industry like we see in the hospitality and tourism sector. If you’ve been considering a career in the hotel business but aren’t sure if it’s suited for you, continue reading this blog.
Finding the appropriate career path in any profession is challenging, however once you enter the hospitality industry, there are several advantages to taking this route. The hotel industry is one of the major employers in the world, with a diverse range of career opportunities. The hospitality and tourism industry is known for its numerous advantages, including a stable growing industry, numerous job options, travel, networking, and related benefits, opportunities all over the world, ease in changing career paths within the industry, work available on land, air, and water, and access to exclusive places, events, and people, to name a few.
Some of the most important advantages of working in the hospitality industry are listed below:
Hospitality and tourism industry is run by people and involves many variables such as creativity, interpersonal communication, problem-solving, quick thinking, adapting to situations and many similar nuances which are hard to be replicated by science, keeping your career secure for a long time.
A job in hospitality gives you the opportunity to travel as many hospitality corporations have locations across every region, allowing their staff to transfer within the company to work in different regions. Your employer may also cover your financial, health, accommodation, and food expenses as you travel for work giving you international work and travel experiences.
If you are a people’s person, hospitality might be the right career for you. It gives you the chance to interact with people from inter-racial and inter-cultural backgrounds and help them enjoy their time in the best possible way while you enjoy your work. You can also do your homework by learning various cultures on your own, giving you the opportunity to communicate with the customers correctly as you build loyalty to the business.
Hospitality employees are often given complimentary meals to their employees, discounts on hotel accommodations around the world, free food, travel opportunities, and discounts from affiliated companies creating the opportunity to have affordable vacations and trips with family or friends.
Every hospitality job is interlinked. For example, as you work as a hotel manager you will interact with accommodation managers, event managers, event planners, chefs, administrators and other stakeholders giving you a perspective and idea of their work. This in itself gives you various opportunities to develop your soft skills and hard skills as well as find interesting career options within the industry that may suit you better.
Many smaller service industries are incorporated by various sectors of the hospitality industry. Working in the hotel business gives professionals with abundant opportunity to progress within the industry or in related sectors, providing unlimited job options.
Despite the difficult economic times, the hotel industry has exhibited stability and growth, and is quite resistant to market changes. However, the Covid 19 outbreak has impacted negatively on many small-scale hospitality businesses, which are now seeing a resurgence as more people take vacations, providing opportunity for the industry to recover.
If you are interested in this industry a diploma in travel & tourism will help you qualify for any hospitality and tourism jobs in Toronto. At NACPT we provide the Hospitality and Tourism Diploma, a 2 year program, that will make you eligible for diverse hospitality careers. Every qualified student will be eligible for educational grants and the job assistance program that will make you career-ready to take up positions in the hospitality and tourism sector.
All training classes are moved to both online (live interactive webinar) and onsite training mode due to COVID-19 pandemic as of March 18, 2020. Please contact us for more details.
Due to COVID-19, all training programs will be held online (live, interactive, and instructor-led) until further notice. Hybrid Learning Mode will be used for programs that include hands-on training (theory will be delivered online and hands-on training will be delivered on-site). Students who wish to receive onsite instruction should contact the college. Please get in touch with us for more information!