Current state of the hotel management industry in India
What is the current state of the hotel management industry in India?
-India is being seen as an attractive spot for hotel chains looking for growth.
-According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, India is 18th popular business travel destination and in next couple of years it would find itself in the top five.
-The Government of India is providing incentives, as such, real estate developers and hoteliers are trying to build new hotels which would further increase the job opportunities for young
hotel management graduates.
Can you brief me with some essentials/tips to keep in mind which I have to keep in mind while pursuing the hotel management course?
-Strong communication skills, reasoning skills, numerical aptitude and pleasing personality are some of the traits a student should have when he is considering a hotel management course.
-If some candidate is lacking in these skills, he must instil them in him as starting early definitely helps.
-Many students start preparing for entrance exams conducted by IHMs soon after their 10th board.
-Similarly, those who wish to go for higher studies in hotel management can do Masters in Hotel Management; for MHM the person is required to have BHM.
-In hospitality industry there are no shortcuts for successful career particularly, hotel management industry.
-The best way to get in hotel management is to do a degree course and if degree cannot be pursued, do a certification.
-To get practical experience and right exposure to candidates an internship with a hotel would help considerably.
- There are some paid internships and some non-paid internships available for hotel management graduates.
-Some hotels even hire simple graduates and polish their skills in hotel management.