Tourism and Hospitality Training

Tourism and Hospitality training is a broad industry that offers you a variety of exciting career opportunities. It incorporates fields such as catering, hotel management, restaurant management, and tourism management.

Forget about brownie points, bottom lines or BEE ratings – corporate social responsibility for any business should be about giving back and doing good – an unwavering contribution to uplifting people and the planet - that’s the bottom line.

Success comes when there is determination and a positive attitude – even for those who face physical challenges.

With the focus on tertiary education, one of the country’s leading field guide trainers is shining a spotlight on the mismatch between the needs of the industry, the insufficient training some courses provide and a difficulty in retaining skilled workers.

The Department of Tourism is working towards removing the barriers that prevents or hinders women from participating fully in the sector.

Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa called on young people to consider taking tourism as a career.

One of the objectives of The Capital Hotel School and Training Academy (CHS) is to address the current skills shortage and job opportunities available in the South African.

30 students have already been admitted to the new Taung Hotel School.

Plans by government to start classes in 2015 at Taung Hotel School are well
underway, North West MEC for Tourism Desbo Mohono said after her visit to the

Government will spend R100 million to market South Africa?s tourism industry, Tourism
Minister Derek Hanekom announced. "These marketing efforts will include the
continued rollout of the Nothing?s More Fun than a Sho?t Left campaign".

South Africa?s Tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years
but there is certainly room for more growth, according to data since 1994
which has been analysed by Grant Thornton.

Compared to other career options, such as medicine, the law or business, the
tourism and hospitality industry is still a relatively rare choice for school-
leavers, however this is changing as the industry grows.

The number of tourists visiting the country shows that South Africa is a better
place to live in, says Acting Government Communications CEO Phumla

A slowdown in job growth in the hospitality and tourism sector will have
repercussions for young people. Gillian Saunders discusses the implications
companies who are doing more with less.

Labour inspections in the Mpuma hospitality sector have reveled that a relatively high
number of employers are complying with the industry’s sectoral determination.The
national inspections are set to continue in other parts of the country.

The increase in international tourists between 2011 and 2012 created 31 000 jobs
proving that the hospitality profession is a viable career option for South Africans.
The National Youth Chefs Training Programme (NYCTP) also aims to help aspiring
students in this industry.