Unlike many industries, the tourism sector is thriving amidst the rocky terrain of 2018. Rising global incomes and changing consumer demands towards luxury and sustainable tourism means more people are taking holidays than ever before.
In fact, the tourism industry has been steadily growing for the past 10 years, according to Statistica. The global sector is now worth over US$2 trillion more than it was in 2006, and it’s showing no sign of slowing down.
Thanks to the growing industry, travellers can now explore even the most remote corners of the earth. From hiking holidays with native tour guides to beautiful beach resorts with impeccable service, the hospitality sector has never been more varied or dynamic.
It can be hard to choose where to go when the world has so much to offer – but fewer places than Australia tick all the wanderlust boxes.
From beautiful beaches, natural adventure playgrounds, bustling cities and hidden lagoons, it’s not hard to imagine why Australia’s tourism industry was valued at AU$41.3 billion (US$30.6 billion) in 2017, up 6 percent on figures from the previous year.
Australia’s visitors are as unique as its landscape, and each person will be looking for something slightly different from their travels. But there is one thing they all have in common: they want lasting memories with a special touch.
Everyone wants to leave their getaway feeling pampered, indulged and relaxed. This could be a specially requested cocktail for one person made just the way they like it, or a personalised itinerary that makes the most of their time for another.
No matter what the individual desires to make their trip a unique holiday experience, customer service is bound to be at the heart.
The personal touch that professionally trained hospitality staff can offer is what every holiday-maker craves. Of course, breath-taking landscapes and interesting activities also play a part, but the unique feeling of being treated like royalty for a few days is one that can never be replaced.
It’s for this reason that Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University Australia is committed to producing industry leaders in Hotel Management. Located in Australia, BMIHMS is the only school in Australia that operates a real hotel with real guests, allowing students to become bold, innovative and expert managers who can meet the broadening demands of the 21st century traveller.
While the technological and business world may be moving in the direction of Artificial Intelligence and automation, holidays take people away from this life, allowing them to reconnect with themselves and those who matter around them.
BMIHMS prepares students to provide these exciting, mind-expanding experiences, teaching them every aspect of global hotel management. While technology streamlines the process of going on holiday, there will always be a need for that human touch to give holiday-goers the trip of a lifetime.
And there has never been a more exciting time to join Australia’s tourism industry. The Australian government predicts that the sector will grow 50 percent in the next 10 years, offering growing graduate prospects.
To be at the forefront of this ambitious development, BMIHMS connects students with 2 paid six-month industry placements with leading hospitality providers, such as Four Seasons and Hilton, as part of their course.
With each student graduating with a Bachelor of Business and receiving more than two job offers for each placement they pursue, studying at BMIHMS proves a rewarding opportunity to build networks.
Undergraduate students can kick-start their career in hotel or event management through the
International Hotel and Resort Management or International Event Management degrees. All courses have a keen focus on customer service and international management, teaching students how to produce the best experience possible and contribute to changing tourism needs.
Postgraduate students can deepen their industry knowledge in International Hotel Management. Delving into more nuanced aspects the field, the Master’s degree is ideal for those looking to hone their leadership skills and take their career to the next level.
Studying at BMIHMS provides a powerful entry into Australia’s expanding tourism industry – or anywhere else in the world – due to numerous accreditations by internationally-recognised bodies.
Students will graduate with a degree from a certified institution of the World Trade Organisation’s Department of Education and Knowledge Management, which meets the Education Services for Overseas Students requirements.
On top of this, the school is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, the EUHOFA, which unites the leading hotel management schools, the Associate of Commonwealth Universities and the Institute of Hospitality.
The quality assurance combined with rigorous academic training and industry insights on offer at BMIHMS will fast propel you into the hotel management world. You will graduate with the knowledge to provide unique customer experiences and the official recognition to kick-start a career in your passion.