Our BA Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management is ideal training for tomorrow's hotel managers.
|12 months||SQA Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management|
|2 years||Heriot-Watt University Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management (BA)
finance/funding available (UK/EU)
Tourism is the biggest industry in the world, and also the fastest growing.
In 2012 there were in excess of one billion tourist arrivals world-wide. In the United Kingdom alone, where London has overtaken Paris as the world's most visited city, the tourism industry now employs more than two million people. And this ever increasing demand for travel, for business and pleasure, is creating a wealth of exciting career opportunities across the globe for people with the necessary skills.
Those who seek to capitalise on the employment opportunities that the travel boom presents will find that many of the most rewarding careers are to be found in the service sector. When travellers arrive at their destination most will need hotel accommodation and many will desire resort facilities to help them to enjoy their stay. Qualified industry specialists with the ability to plan, provide and manage hotels and tourist resort facilities are always in demand and can command high salaries.
A global industry means global job opportunities..
Working in the tourist industry is not just about financial reward; there are other benefits too. One is the quality of the working environment, which exists to provide comfort and for its customers and so provides that same comfort for its senior employees. Managing a five star hotel, beach or ski resort is a pleasure for those that value good food, social and recreational facilities. A further advantage is global employment mobility. Many of the big hotel chains have premises in every major city in the world. As a general manager with an organisation such as Starwood or Intercontinental you can choose where in the world you work, and if you wish, move from hotel to hotel, particularly if you have a degree from a top British university on your CV.
Hotel visits & work experience
The College is located in the heart of London, and there are plenty of five star hotels and famous tourist attractions within walking distance of the campus. These provide ideal field trip opportunities for our students as well as a ready source of industry professionals for guest lectures.
Many of our students choose to work part-time and during vacations for these establishments to gain valuable experience and perhaps have a world class employer on their CV.