Tertiary education is required for positions of management in hospitality and tourism, and salary usually increases with higher qualifications. Graduates of this industry are valued for their communication efficiency, comprehension of business motivation, technological and informational competence, and awareness of ethical practices.
Tourism Management: Tourism management is an exciting and rewarding area to work in. Many career opportunities exist in the tourism industry, including resorts and attractions, travel management consultancies, tourism authorities at local and national levels, destination marketing and sales and corporate travel organisations.
Hospitality Management: The hospitality industry is dynamic, highly competitive and consists of a combination of small local businesses and large multinational companies. It is an industry that requires managers who are able to think, lead and innovate, so higher education is becoming increasingly essential to opening career doors in the industry. Careers in hospitality offer enormous flexibility and international opportunities.
Event Management: Event management is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry with an increasing demand for graduates around the world. Career opportunities in event management include arts and music festival coordination, corporate convention management, exhibitions and special events, management of major sporting events, and public relations across sectors.
What you need
- A Bachelor’s degree with major(s) in a relevant field (tourism/hospitality/events)
- A full understanding of the principles behind customer orientation
- A cadetship/apprenticeship or training with a registered training organisation
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- An ability to work in a team and under pressure
Hotel & Motel Managers
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Special thanks to www.tourism.uq.edu.au for some text content in this snapshot.