Articles tagged “travel education”

The Skills Hoteliers Want In Employees to Make Guest Experiences Better

The Skills Hoteliers Want In Employees to Make Guest Experiences Better

Dan Peltier, Skift

The skills hotels want from young employees don't require dissertations or multiple semesters of coursework to gain. They are behaviors learned at a young age that can be molded to fit the hospitality space.

4 years ago

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Imagining New Kinds of Travel Careers

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Imagining New Kinds of Travel Careers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Being the first to do something is never easy, but these travel professionals show how being first helped them stand out and gain respect.

4 years ago

Cornell Teases Its School of Hotel Administration in New Free Online Program

Cornell Teases Its School of Hotel Administration in New Free Online Program

Dan Peltier, Skift

This is a great opportunity for hospitality employees looking to expand their knowledge. It's not only free and can be done from anywhere, it's being done by one of the leading programs in the field.

4 years ago

Tourism Insights From Chinese Students in U.S. Hospitality Programs

Tourism Insights From Chinese Students in U.S. Hospitality Programs

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's great to hear these insights from Chinese citizens who help bring to life the reports and projections about the rise of the Chinese traveler.

4 years ago

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Turning Passions Into Careers

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Turning Passions Into Careers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sometimes the skills you can't learn in a classroom are the most important for success, especially in travel.

4 years ago

The Travel Employee Talent Gap Is a Multi-Billion Dollar Problem

The Travel Employee Talent Gap Is a Multi-Billion Dollar Problem

Dan Peltier, Skift

The talent gap in the travel industry has been apparent for years, but with the fast growth of the industry in so many countries, it will become far more apparent in the near future.

4 years ago

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Behind-the-Scenes Travel Careers

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Behind-the-Scenes Travel Careers

Dan Peltier, Skift

There are a lot of people working behind-the-scenes in the travel industry with lots of advice to share.

4 years ago

Asian Students Now See Hospitality and Tourism as Viable Career Options

Asian Students Now See Hospitality and Tourism as Viable Career Options

Dan Peltier, Skift

As Chinese and other Asian students watch their countries' outbound tourism increase, they're seeing an opportunity to better tourism in their own backyards by getting educated in countries where their friends and families are traveling to. They can then adapt some of these learnings for local tourism needs.

4 years ago

What Hotels Are Looking for in a Good College Intern

What Hotels Are Looking for in a Good College Intern

Dan Peltier, Skift

Being able to make guests smile and feel satisfied with their stay are more important skills for hotels than being able to memorize facts about business principles, though classroom training is still essential.

4 years ago

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Finding Alternative Paths to Travel Careers

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Finding Alternative Paths to Travel Careers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sometimes the road to a career in travel doesn't follow a straight path.

4 years ago

Is the Sharing Economy Making it Easier to Teach Hospitality and Tourism?

Is the Sharing Economy Making it Easier to Teach Hospitality and Tourism?

Dan Peltier, Skift

The sharing economy may breed a few small entrepreneurs, but it doesn't have much use for professionals. In this world, everyone is an independent contractor.

4 years ago

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Smart Paths to Digital Travel Careers

Travel Alumni Spotlight: Smart Paths to Digital Travel Careers

Dan Peltier, Skift

When it comes to schooling, digital travel is no different from any of other travel sector. The most valuable things learned are often outside the classroom, and the degrees earned aren't always the ones you would think could lead to a career in digital travel tech, such as a liberal arts degree.

4 years ago