Working in the hospitality industry holds a lot of appeal.
If it’s not the travel opportunities it brings, it might be the chance to meet and work with a variety of different people around the globe.
Hospitality requires you to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Working in a hotel does not mean that internationalism within the establishment stops at your clients; for the people behind the reception, in the kitchen and at the offices will have come from all corners of the world and they carry with them their own cultural background, language, and ideas on how to work efficiently within the hospitality industry.
If you have the opportunity of an internship – take it, as this could see you travelling to many places, in and out of Europe. You’ll meet people who can teach you how to maximise your working capabilities based on their personal experiences of working in their home countries. Not only will this benefit your practical skills, but also you knowledge on other countries as well.
One key factor you’ll see is to be able to communicate and work with different people from different backgrounds.
Another great reason to work within this industry is for self-development; both professionally and personally. You’ll be improving the professional skills you already possess, and, in time and with commitment, you’ll learn new skills from the variety of colleagues, clients and situations you’ll be facing.
Furthermore, it’s incredibly fun. You can grow professionally and some day work in a managerial position, which is very satisfying.