Asia Pacific Institute of Hotel Management (AP-IHM)

Industry Details:

The Indian hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key industries driving the growth of the services sector and, thereby, the Indian economy.

Performance of Tourism Sector during 2011:

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism on the basis of data received from major airports. Following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEE from tourism in India for the year 2011.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • FTAs during the Month of December 2011 was 7.15 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.80 lakh during the month of December 2010 and 6.16 lakh in December 2009.
  • There has been a growth of 5.2% in December 2011 over December 2010 as compared to a growth of 10.4% registered in December 2010 over December 2009.
  • The growth rate of 5.2% in December 2011 is higher than 4.7% growth rate observed in November, 2011.
  • FTAs in India during 2011 were 6.29 million with a growth of 8.9%, as compared to the FTAs of 5.78 million with a growth of 11.8% during the year 2010 over 2009.
  • The growth rate of 8.9% in 2011 for India is better than UNWTO’s projected growth rate of 4% to 5% for the world in 2011 and 7% to 9% for Asia and the Pacific. Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from Tourism in Indian and US $
  • FEE during the month of December 2011 were ` 8870 crore as compared to ` 7039 crore in December 2010 and ` 7042 crore in December 2009.
  • FEE during the month of December 2011 were ` 8870 crore as compared to ` 7039 crore in December 2010 and ` 7042 crore in December 2009.
  • FEE from tourism in ` terms during 2011 were ` 77591 crore with a growth of 19.6 %, as compared to the FEE of ` 64889 crore with a growth of 18.1% during the year 2010 over 2009.
  • FEE in US$ terms during the month of December 2011 were US$ 1688 million as compared to FEE of US$ 1558 million during the month of December 2010 and US$ 1510 million in December 2009.
  • The growth rate in FEE in US$ terms in December 2011 over December 2010 was 8.3 %, as compared to the growth of 3.2% in December 2010 over December 2009. FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during 2011 were US$ 16564 million with a growth of 16.7%, as compared to US$ 14193 million with a growth of 24.6% during the year 2010 over 2009.

Job Prospects (Role)

A Hotel Management candidate have a vast number of roles & designations, some of them are:

  • General Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Food & Beverage Controller
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Hotel Engineer
  • Front Office Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Training Manager
  • HR Manager
  • & Many more..

Job Prospects (Industries)

Lots of lucrative and interesting openings are there for hotel management graduates in various fields like:

  • Hotel & Restaurant Management Operations
  • Hotel & Restaurant Consultants
  • Airline Catering and Cabin Services
  • Club Management
  • Cruise Ship Hotel Management
  • Hospital Administration and Catering
  • Hotel and Tourism Associations
  • Forest Lodges
  • Institutional Management (supervising canteens in college, schools, in factories,
    company guest houses etc.)
  • Catering departments of railways, banks, armed forces, shipping companies etc.
  • Teaching in Hotel and Catering Institutes
  • Self employment (Business)