Skill Gap around the world in the Hospitality Industry.
The Statistics of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Worldwide
The tourism and hospitality industry are one of the strongest and fastest growing industries in the world in terms of overall GDP, employment and growth. The year of 2016-2017 was excellent for the tourism and hospitality industry, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council’s 2017 reports that were released after clear research about the industry.
A strong hospitality industry is fundamental to global economic prosperity. Tourism accounts for 292 million jobs worldwide and over 14 million jobs in the United States. Furthermore, The Australian Tourism and Hospitality Sector will require an additional 123,000 workers by the year 2020, according to the Australian Tourism Labor report 2015.
In fact, tourism accounts for 1 out of every 10 jobs (World Travel & Tourism Council). This not only proves that there are more positions opening for the freshly educated youngsters, but also opens various internship opportunities for them to gain all the work experience they need in the same field.
Benefits of the Careers in Hospitality and Tourism Industry
As young school leavers, parents, graduates and industry professionals, if you wish to know the current job openings around the world in the industry, take a quick look at the most popular job banks such as Hosco and Seek.com, you will realize there are plenty of jobs to apply from, in countries such as Dubai, England, Australia, Italy, Spain, France and so on.
More and more high school graduates and college-educated adults are discovering the benefits of a career in the hospitality industry. Indeed, hospitality management careers offer a fun and challenging work environment, they make it possible travel and work in cities around the world, and they expose workers to many different people and cultures. And there are other, more factual reasons to choose a hospitality management career: it’s a growing employment sector that offers good security and opportunities to advance in a career for the future.
In this world right now, sometimes, finding a job can be frustrating as most of the openings require, job experience to get the job. However, only in the Hospitality industry it allows, the graduates or the interested candidates to apply for the job with the training obtained while at studies. This is where the guaranteed internships come into play. The Hospitality industry welcomes individuals with a strong work ethic, a dedication to quality service, and an outgoing personality more than years of experience.
Career Opportunities in the Hospitality industry
Most of the people tend to think to themselves, that the job sector in the Hospitality industry is very much limited to a certain position such as a Chef, a Steward, a restaurant hostess and Managers. Well, that is not it, the job list of the industry is way more than that, which opens more opportunities in different sectors of hospitality as well, such as Hotel Operations, Hotel Management, Entertainment, Luxury Cruise Liners, private events and VIP services, Food and Beverage, Health and Wellness and Hospitality Consultancy. This shows that the industry is wide as you can imagine.
The salaries of these positions may vary from country to country and different levels of responsibilities. On average, according to the job bank statistics from seek.com, it shows that a Manager in a restaurant can earn close to $50,000 AUD a year on average after taxes.
Higher Education Options in Sri Lanka in the Hospitality Industry– Australasian Academy of Hospitality.
There is a vast demand in the industry for highly skilled professionals for the hospitality sector, and there are only very few globally recognized institutes in Sri Lanka that offer quality programs with proper accreditation. Australasian Academy of Hospitality (AAH) is privileged to offer one of the best Australian Qualification Framework recognized programs from the partnering institute in Sydney, Evolution Hospitality Institute (EHI). AAH have well structured Australian Curriculums with the best learning outcome. AAH offers Transfer Programs, Degree Completion programs and industry trainings for students interested in pursuing their Higher Education in the Hospitality Management industry. The options are open for students right after O/L and A/Levels Local or London. If you are after you O/Levels and A/Levels looking forward to a challenging career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, please call one of our experienced student counselors on 0766895896 / 0773227795 / 0761390242 for more information and enrolments