Industry must ally with academia

Ronnie Sarkar, Senior Vice President, Sales, IDS NEXT Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, talks about the need to strengthen the hotel management education in the best interests of the industry.

Growth and future of hotel management education in India
The future of hotel management education looks quite bright and promising and there are several factors behind it playing big roles. The Government policy aiming to boost the level of technical education is one of the main reasons as hotel management education falls under this category.

Additionally, another main reason is that tourism in India is poised to grow and as per the World Trade Organization, India is set to receive 25 million foreign tourists by 2015. In proportion to this, the country is also gearing up to have more hotels to accommodate the growing number of tourists. It has been observed that many more hotel brands are coming to India to tap the vast market and they will all need skilled manpower who can add value to their operations. This is where exactly the need for quality hotel management education draws attention.

Besides, the good news is that property management system is now a part of the curriculum and hoteliers; the market leaders, especially, want people trained on property management software as they get a ready resource. Read more

Published in: Voyagers World

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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