K.V. Simon, Regional Vice President-S&W Asia, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Having been a student of Indian hospitality education and hotel management for the past 45 years, I am constrained by love to suggest a set of points for the consideration of Industry, academia, policy makers, students and entrepreneurs in education. Recognition and acceptance of these points are critical to the development of human capital for Indian hospitality industry.
Indian hospitality industry has evolved over time and is today an integral part of the overall service sectoral economic activity. This means time has come for the hospitality education to broad-base itself to cater to a number of services and allied areas which are fraternal to hospitality.
The above list is not exhaustive, but only illustrative. The thought and intent here is to plan action with the future in mind. (note: To see Hotel Management programs available from the Educational Institute click here. To contact a Educational Institute representative in our India office click here.)
We have lagged behind in the past; we have missed many an opportunity. And we do not want to impose regrets on ourselves. Lack of timely action leads to stunted growth.
Where there is no vision the people perish. Will all the stakeholders in hospitality come together to create and sustain Indian hospitality to be globally número-uno in the 21st century?
About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.
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