1. What is the employment prospect for a career in hospitality?
Hospitality Industry is a part of Tourism Industry which brings trillions of dollars in revenue. After pursuing a Degree in Hotel Management or Hospitality Management there are plenty of career opportunities in Casinos, Lodgings, Resorts, Travel Agencies, Restaurants, Hotels, Cruise Lines, Air Lines, Luxury Yachts, Industrial Catering units, Railway, Fast Food Joints, Cafes , event Management Firms and so on.
2. What is the salary potential in hospitality industry?
Salary depends on the position you hold. A Hotel Manager can earn an annual salary of Indian Rupees Thirty lakhs and an attendant can earn an annual salary of Indian Rupees three lakhs minimum.
The hospitality business has widened its scope with many start-ups, events, food festivals, and new hangout places opening up. What are the latest job trends in hospitality business?
Due to the rapid growth in hospitality business with huge competition the following factors are considered to be the latest trends
3. Do you think there are enough opportunities in India for a student to start his/her career in this industry?
Tourism Industry is the second largest industry in the world and tourism in India is growing at rapid pace as well. Hospitality industry being part of Tourism has plenty of job openings. Indian Govt too promotes heritage tourism, medical tourism etc through its promotion in the name of “Incredible India” which has resulted in increase of foreign tourists. The growth of IT, Education, Real estate, Automobile sectors etc has too resulted in business people traveling at large numbers. Due to all the above mentioned factors rise in hotel rooms are very high across major cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad , Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata thus creating multiple job opportunities for hospitality students with lucrative pay scale in Indian Hotel chains like Taj, Oberoi, ITC and much more.
Students after a year or two experiences have the option of starting their own restaurant, Fast food outlet, Food kiosk, Industrial Catering Unit etc
4. What are important factors you look for while selecting students for hospitality courses?
5. What is an average package for a fresher in this industry?
The salary package varies depending on the category of the hotel. Outstanding graduate students of hospitality are selected as Management Trainees after completion of the degree course with average pay scale of Rs.300, 000 annually in a five star hotel chain. Students who join hotels, restaurants, event management firms at entry level in various departments like Food and Beverage service, Housekeeping, Food Production and front office earn minimum Rs.1, 30,000 annually excluding TIPS, Service charge, on duty meal and other perks. Few hotels provide free accommodation as well.