Teaching Beyond the Basic Traits

Anamika Sahu, Managing Editor`Atithi Devo Bhava' and `Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', the two phrases that describe India, have been the gravity points attracting international tourists. However, despite receiving increasing number of international clients each year, the Indian hotel industry is in a sad ground when compared to international standards. One of the major predicaments plaguing this industry is the lack of skilled professionals, while retaining them is another world war. The industry is undergoing constant change due to competition and guest demands. Hence, hotels need more professionally trained, global-ready workforce to join the bandwagon.

Hence, it is important to concentrate on the issues and fix it from the
ground root level itself, i.e. the hotel management education. It is important to refine the ways students are being trained in Hotel management institutes. With hotel reviews becoming more open on internet and playing a pertinent role in deciding the booking, hotel staff apart from food and accommodation play a very crucial role. This is possible when hotels work hand-in-glove with hotel management institutes to train students right from level-1 in order to give them practical hands-on training, whether it is front office, housekeeping, kitchen or other departments.

Today, hotel industry is attracting a huge number of youth from tier-3 and rural areas, making it more essential for the hotel institutes to not just train them on the work front, but also provide skill development courses, students exchange programs, affiliation & certification from international hotel management institutes & universities and others. This will not only give them wings to fly globally, but also push their boundaries and create new benchmarks in the industry. If you plan to join one such institute, then our current edition of `10 Most Promising Hotel Management Colleges ­ 2019' is the perfect encyclopaedia you need. Read to know about some of the most eminent hotel management institutes in India, their courses, affiliations and practical exposure that they provide, which will help you find your ideal college.

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