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Published on Thursday, 19 Apr 2012

Hotels and Restaurants

The industry will remain bright as many hotels will open in the coming two years. Hong Kong’s position as an air-traffic hub makes it an ideal destination for both the long- and short-haul markets. Also, the appreciation of most currencies against the Hong Kong dollar is an advantage as more tourists will find a lot of value for their money here.

The city has an established meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions (MICE) sector, which lure more business travellers and higher-than-average spending.

There are many and varied job prospects in the hospitality industry, whether in the frontline of customer operations as a front desk receptionist, concierge, room attendant, restaurant manager, spa therapist and sommelier, or in support activities such as marketing and public relations, system
support or human resources.

Meanwhile, the related catering and restaurant sector is always short of manpower as it is labour-intensive. New restaurants open almost every day but people sometimes hesitate to enter the industry due to relatively long work hours.

China’s hotel industry has opened doors to local employees, creating more career opportunities. With a promising future, more people are expected to enter the industry.

Spokesperson, Vocational Training Council

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