Hoteliers’ Chat – Hospitality Education for a Hotel Career

The growing demand for skilled professionals in the hotel industry has often raised the question whether education or experience matters more for a career in the sector.

Years ago, mention hospitality management courses and everyone automatically thinks of Switzerland, however with the growth in international demand for professionals in this sector, the courses have become readily available across the globe. Hospitality management programs in educational institutions have always had the challenge of designing a curriculum that meet the continuous shifting demands of industry, promote application of book knowledge into practise and to develop skills that make students market ready. Yet, the question remains does an education prepare you better to enter the hotel industry?

In this Hoteliers’ Chat episode, Dr Suresh Kannan, Senior Lecturer School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor’s University shares with Hanley Chew, the role of an education in hospitality, how it has evolved and what educational institutions do to bridge the gap with hands-on experience to help pave your way for a career in the hotel industry.

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