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By Vineet Mishra

As the travel and tourism industry recovers and grows after the pandemic, the hospitality industry is witnessing increased demand for talent, especially young minds to join its workforce. Therefore, while it is difficult, it is important that the hospitality industry also recognizes that it is not seen as an attractive career option for today’s generation, who feel that it does not offer as much freedom or creativity in the workplace as other Available options. to them This definitely presents a moment for hospitality industry introspection as I feel the reality of the hospitality industry is very different.

Our industry is one of the few that allows interns to not only work in a fun and positive environment, but also to explore their areas of interest at work with practical insights as they complete their internship. The hospitality industry has its own unique advantages, including the opportunity to travel and interact with colleagues and cultures from around the world.

It is one of the few industries that recognizes and celebrates innovative and independent thinking, regardless of your role or position in the organization. Young and visionary people really have the opportunity to not only shine within these roles, but also to create real change in the organization. . You really are never short of opportunities to learn and grow.

The same is true for women who are looking for a professional career, as the hospitality industry attracts, encourages, develops and empowers them in various development projects around the world. At the Accor group, we also encourage our female colleagues to take up new roles with the right mentoring and support. At Pullman & Novotel Aerocity, for example, we have more than 100 women working. We also stress the importance of having a balanced work life to allow them additional flexibility. In recent years, gender segregation has decreased and 20% female leaders have been hired on our leadership team. We are striving to increase this by at least 30 percent in the coming year.

Regardless of the role or industry, professional development is crucial to any hire. And I can definitely attest to the hospitality industry being imbued with a strong culture of learning and growing. We definitely hold high standards for ourselves and it’s important to keep the team committed to their goal of moving up and forward. This is definitely a philosophy that I feel will resonate with today’s youth as they truly represent the future of the hospitality industry.

The author is the general manager of the Accor cluster and the general manager of the Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity complex.


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