HOTEL MANAGEMENT & TOURISM
Hotel Management and Tourism is one of the fastest-growing and rewarding industries in the present time. The discipline is concerned with the study of hospitality management. The field of hotel management covers the operational activities of restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, country clubs, etc. The work of a hotel manager is to coordinate between multiple tasks related to running a hotel successfully such as maintaining the excellence standard, managing the finances, planning and organization. On the other hand, tourism management is concerned with the development of tourism, travel industry management, marketing of tourism, etc. The professionals working in the tourism industry manage accommodations and overall stay of travellers, tour programs, etc....
Most institutes offering hotel management and tourism courses, teach students through both theoretical and practical classes. They are trained in various segments from front desk operation, housekeeping, accommodation operations to food production, event management, and airline catering. The course offered in hotel management and tourism being diverse in nature prepares the students for multiple career paths. They receive proper soft skill training and learn how to ensure guest satisfaction. Moreover, depending on job locations (like a restaurant on a beach or a luxury hotel in a major city) they get a chance to explore various places around the globe. Moreover, the students receive proper soft skill training and learn how to ensure guest satisfaction.
The Study in India partner institutes offer courses related to hotel management and tourism in 2 levels, namely - Undergraduate, Postgraduate. The choice of courses depends on students and eligibility set by different institutes.
1) Undergraduate (UG)
A bachelor’s degree in hotel management and tourism discipline is generally a full-time course with a duration of 3 years. Students can pursue it after completing their 10+2 in any stream.
2) Post-graduate (PG)
A master’s degree in hotel management and tourism is a full-time course with a duration of 2 years. Students can pursue it after completing their undergraduate degrees.
Please note, the eligibility for various hotel management and tourism courses differs across institutes. Therefore, before applying the students can confirm the same through the Institute Search page.
After taking a degree in hotel management and tourism the students have multiple career options to choose from. Some of them are mentioned in the table below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What is the duration of hotel management courses?
The duration of hotel management courses offered by the Study in India partner institutes depends on different program levels. For undergraduate courses in hotel management and tourism, it is three years and for postgraduate courses, it is two years.
2) What are the career opportunities after a hotel management course?
Career opportunities after Hotel Management courses include general manager, chef, front office manager, food and beverages manager, catering manager, event manager, airline ticketing agent, travel agent.
3) What is the eligibility criteria for a hotel management Course?
The minimum requirement for pursuing an undergraduate degree in hotel management courses is 10+2 (in any stream) and for pursuing a postgraduate degree, it is a bachelor's degree. However, you can check the specific eligibility criteria for different hotel management courses at the time of applying.
4) What's the difference between hotel management and tourism?
Hotel management is the field that focuses on the operational activities of restaurants, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, clubs, conventions centres, etc whereas tourism focuses on the development and management of the travel industry, tourism marketing as well as tourism services.
5) Should I go for the hotel management and tourism program?
If you are unsure about choosing a hotel management and tourism program then answering these questions may be helpful:
Do you want to understand the working of the tourism industry?
Are you interested in being a part of the hospitality industry?
How much time can you devote to the program?
Does the fee structure of the shortlisted course fit your budget?
What skills do you hope to gain from the program?
What kind of certification or degree do you want to receive?
6) Careers in the travel and tourism field?
Career options in travel include:
Travel Officer or Travel Agency Coordinator
7) What is Hotel Management?
Hotel management is the field concerned with the operational activities of hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts or clubs. The operational activities include maintaining the excellence standard, managing the finances, providing top hospitality services, planning and organization.
8) Who all can pursue hotel management Courses?
Students from all streams who are interested in the hotel and hospitality industry can pursue hotel management courses. Some of the skills required that proves helpful in this field include:
Good communication skills because it provides a friendly and welcoming environment are some of the main requirements of this sector.
Discipline is equally important in this field and it ensures good services.
Good observational skills for understanding what kind of services customers require.
9) What are the various branches/specializations of hotel management?
Branches/specialization of hotel management includes catering, culinary, travel and tourism, hospitality, housekeeping, food and beverage services.
10) Is it worth choosing a hotel management course?
Hotel management courses are popular and in-demand presently. This industry comes with diverse specializations and provides good exposure to students wherein they can enhance their communication skills, organizational skills, language skills, networking skills, etc.
11) What are travel and tourism courses all about?
Travel and tourism courses focus on the growth and management of the travel industry, tourism marketing as well as tourism services. A travel and tourism degree help students to develop supervisory skills, critical thinking, planning, advanced communication skills to provide best of the services to the clients.
12) What are some of the skills required in a candidate to build a career in the travel and tourism industry?
Some set of skills needed to build a career in the travel and tourism industry are good communication skills, patience, time management, problem-solving skills, organization skills, teamwork and networking skills.
13) What are some of the benefits of the travel and tourism course?
Travel and tourism courses provide exposure on a global level, provide an opportunity to travel across the globe, learn several languages, have good salary packages, pleasant lifestyle, enhanced personality, and opportunity to learn about attractive destinations across the world.
14) What is the difference between travel and tourism?
The movement from one place to another owing to work, meeting family or friends is termed as travel. On the other hand, tourism refers to the movement of individuals for recreational purposes. It is limited to locations that are tourist spots like monuments, national parks, museums, resorts, beaches, etc.
15) What are the sectors included within the Tourism Industry?
The transportation sector is concerned with the provision of transport services to tourists whenever needed. Generally, it includes, providing the tourists with the means to reach the holiday destination they wish to visit and providing assistance after the tourists arrive at their holiday destination.
2) Airline Industry
The airline industry plays an important role in the travel and tourism industry as it enables national and international flight services wherein they can quickly reach their destination without any hassle. The airline services are further divided into scheduled and chartered flights.
3) Car Rental
Many tourists prefer having a car while they are on holiday or travelling to any destination to explore the place. This is where rental cars come into play and provide the needed services to the tourists. Usually, the car rental services operate in partnership with travel or airlines companies.
4) Water Transport
The water transport sector includes travelling or movement of tourists across the water through ferry, cruise liners or boats. Interestingly, travel through cruise liners, ferries or boats is the main part of the travel experience.
5) Coach Services
Bus or coach services form an important part of the tourism industry wherein it offers long-distance travel. Coach services include taking tourist groups on short trips to local spots or long-distance trips to famous tourist destinations and offering access to nearby cities or towns.
Since the 19th century, railways have played a crucial role in the tourism industry. It provides an easy, time-saving and pocket-friendly means for travellers to get to their destination.
The name India is derived from the Sanskrit term Sindhu. It was the name used for the Indus River.