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Tourism and hospitality is a broad industry that offers you a variety of exciting career opportunities. It incorporates fields such as catering, hotel management, restaurant management, and tourism management.
At SDMI, you can choose from a selection of courses that are designed to equip you with the practical skills you will need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.
How you can benefit from studying a Tourism and Hospitality course at SDMI ?
You can gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills by studying your tourism and hospitality course in your own time at home.You can get academic support from a tutor within 48 hours if you need help with your coursework or assignments.
What does the Tourism and Hospitality industry entail?
The tourism and hospitality industry is a service-driven industry focused on providing pleasant and enjoyable experiences to guests and tourists. It is interdisciplinary in nature, and incorporates elements of events planning, marketing, finance, management, and PR.
Areas that fall under the tourism and hospitality industry include:
Entertainment and Leisure
Food and Beverage Management
Hotel and Guest House Management
Travel and Tourism
The diverse nature of the tourism and hospitality industry means that it involves a wide range of activities in the areas mentioned above. Activities can include:
- Providing the catering for an event.
- Running a guest house.
- Greeting guests when they arrive at a restaurant.
- Managing reservations for a hotel.
- Providing assistance to guests at a health resort or spa.
- Leading tour groups and showing them various tourist attractions.
- Preparing and serving food at a restaurant.
- Assisting passengers on a cruise ship.
These are only a few examples – keep in mind that the activities will differ from one area of specialisation within the tourism and hospitality industry to another.
What skills do you need to succeed in the Tourism and Hospitality industry?
You will need:
Good communication skills
Time management skills
Problem solving and decision making skills
Flexibility and adaptability
A well-groomed appearance
Respect for different cultures
Ability to work on your own and in a team
Interested to find out more about our Tourism and Hospitality programmes?