On one hand, we have the current CEOs coming from the world of business, law, finance and marketing. On the other hand, majority of today’s graduates of top hotels schools in the world do not go into hotel operations. Instead, they aspire for more attractive positions in sectors such as banking, luxury, healthcare, consulting, retail and lately, start-ups.
Therefore the question, why will hospitality education still be needed in the future? Why young graduates, the millennial’s, do not wish do work in hotel operations anymore? Is it because the hotel industry is not attractive anymore and does not reflect the expectations their hospitality education created? However, we can also question why other industries hire students who have hospitality educational background. Could we then glimpse into the future for hospitality education?