Current skills shortages in the hospitality industry

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Current skills shortages in the hospitality industry The article aims to investigate some of the current skills shortages in the hospitality industry, particularly in the UK and the USA. There is no doubt that the skills shortage in the hospitality industry is not new news to industry veterans. Many surveys have been conducted and many industry experts have been writing about it over the years; however, any significant progress to turn things around is yet to be evidenced adequately. And it is not the USA and the UK only, but […]

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Operational and functional departments within a hospitality business

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Operational and functional departments within a hospitality business This article aims to examine a range of operational and functional departments within a hospitality business. There are different types of business within the hospitality industry; however, this article aims to explore the operational and functional departments of a hotel. The four major operational departments of a hotel are: housekeeping department, food and beverage service department, food production (kitchen) department, and front office department. In addition to these departments, hotels usually have a number of functional departments as well e.g. marketing department, […]

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Most common jobs in the hospitality industry

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Most common jobs in the hospitality industry This article aims to explore some of the most common jobs in the hospitality industry. There are usually four broad sectors within the hospitality industry i.e. accommodation, food and beverage, travel and tourism, and entertainment. The discussion that follows aims to explore the most common jobs in each sector. Most common jobs in the accommodation sector Accommodation (lodging) consists of different types of hotels and facilities that provide overnight accommodation for travellers. Hotels are of different types; however, there are some common job […]

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