Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Form on the hospitality and tourism: Trades master's degree in two

The tourism and hospitality employ at least 1 million people in France , the first global holiday destination. "The number of positions available is not decreasing but there is a shift in desired profiles, which are primarily sales consultants"summarizes Valérie Boned, director of formation of the National Union agentstravel .

Bac + 2/3, including BTS, are most in demand. Candidates have the choice between the BTS sales and tourist productions (agencies travel and tour operators), entertainment and tourism management local (local property) and head of the accommodation (hotels and holiday villages). As for BTS Catering, he has two specialties: marketing, hotel management and arts culinary, table and service.

SOME POSITIONS OF OFFICER

BTS sales (management of business units, negotiation and client relationship commerce international , technical and commercial) are "increasingly popular",also notes Valérie Boned. Faced with this competition, tourist BTS are being reformed, "to better take into account the concepts of sales and e-commerce ,"said the expert. At bac +3, there are a couple of professional licenses in tourism-hospitality (Paris-Dauphine, Paris 5, IAE Lyon or CNAM).

For managerial positions ( manager , product designer, Yield manager ...), competition is fierce. To have your chance, take your pick among the fifty professional masters (right and tourism taxation at the Sorbonne, international hospitality management at IAE Lyon ...), and some business schools offering specialties such as management of specialty organizations and heritage languages (Sup de Co La Rochelle ), engineering of tourism development (ESCToulouse ) ...

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Many students PRAISE the French hotel schools (Vatel, Savignac, ESHOTEL, etc.) and Swiss (The Roches, Glion, powerfully but very expensive: 25,000 euros per year Glion!). For the top level of responsibility, aim MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI) from ESSEC or Institute of International Concierge, accessible bac + 2. In tourism, the university issued a national diploma of docent (bac + 2), but the opportunity is limited. In short, the higher your degree is deemed more you 'll likely be after a few years of business, hotel manager, Yield Manager (capacity management) or head of the tourism product.

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Marine RelingerThe tourism and hospitality managers seeking



In recent years, the sector has turned into an industry that needs true managers. What makes the difference between degrees of quality? "The general level of knowledge of the industry, its workings and possible changes of hotel management," says Fabrice Tessier, director of relations with schools of hotel management group Accor.

Financial control is essential. "Working on costs, improve average prices ... it is necessary to have a practical view of the subject. Hence, in addition to the duration and nature of the courses, we pay importance to their contents, to the experiences of team management and international openness they provide, "says Fabrice Tessier.

Recruiters will also deprive not to compete with French diplomas European counterparts, especially in Switzerland with the inevitable Lausanne Hotel School, the school of management in the hospitality industry that leads elsewhere both hotel management as the whole of the service sector, such as finance, consulting and luxury industry.

Internationalization even wins abbreviations training. The term "inn" is replaced by the term "hospitality" less gear. This is also what makes a flagship training sector, the Institute of International Hotel Management (IMHI) ESSEC, ESSEC MBA in becoming hospitality management. Established there nearly 30 years, in English for the managers of the global hotel industry, catering and tourism.

And university courses? "Some of them are changing their curricula and teaching methods in order to be in line with the expectations of employers, such as the Institute of Management at the University of Savoie (IMUS) and the Faculty of Engineering tourism, construction and services (ITBS) from the University of Angers, "says Fabrice Tessier. The first offers several masters in management of the hotel or in European Tourism Management. As for the second, it tracks a master of business tourism, hospitality and leisure, with two courses focusing on emerging markets (China, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe) and a master of marketing services and revenue management. the Institute of Management at the University of Savoie (IMUS) and the Faculty of Engineering tourism, construction and services (ITBS) from the University of Angers, "says Fabrice Tessier. The first offers several masters in management of the hotel or in European Tourism Management. As for the second, it tracks a master of business tourism, hospitality and leisure, with two courses focusing on emerging markets (China, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe) and a master of marketing services and revenue management.

The "revenue management"? A concept that is precisely one of the strongest trends in the hospitality industry. The principle. Adjust prices from one institution to its occupancy rate, to optimize "In all cases, complete Fabrice Tessier, students must master the new distribution channels and new sales channels, related to our business on the Internet. "

Jean-Marc Engelhard

http://www.lemonde.fr/orientation-scolaire/article/2011/03/09/se-former-a-l-hotellerie-et-au-tourisme-des-metiers-du-bac-2-au-master_1490735_1473696.html

Monday, October 6, 2014

Miami & Everglades National Park in Florida

Today I write to you again a little report from a station of our trip to America.
The last day we spent in Miami, Florida. We relaxed for the most part of the days in New Yorkand Washington :)) The Hotel Riu Florida Beach  has given us everything we need for recovery.Nice rooms, perfect location, a gorgeous beach and a good breakfast buffet.


Of course, we have seen more of Miami than just the beach.
We have included also in South Beach and Ocean Drive up and down run.



Our Restaurant Picks for the evenings: Maxine`s Bistro & Bar  on Collins Avenue. Super salads, burgers and pizzas :)) hmmm

this is a Taco Pizza

On the last day we took a guided tour in the Everglades National Park. In less than an hour we were already at the destination, the Gator Park . 



With the airboat we sped through the swamp and were on the lookout for alligators.






This was a perfect end to our USA trip and we will definitely come back :)))))

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Traveling and Hotels

I had made up my mind a long time, have a nice weekend in Franconia, strictly speaking, in the beautiful city of Würzburg. The city is dominated by the Marienberg fortress on the western height of a shell plate, in which the Main has sunk.

Fortress Marienberg

As a hotel I can tell you the Novotel Würzburg recommend. It is about 10min walk from the main station and residence. You are greeted by very friendly and attentive reception staff. Besides the beautiful backyard terrace, the hotel also holds the lovingly decorated in rustic style Frankenstube for its guests. The hotel is very quiet and the rooms clean and comfortable.

Of course led me to this weekend the wine to Wurzburg. I was invited by the almost 700 year old winery Civic Hospital. On a trip along the River, we learned more about the renowned vineyards such as Würzburg stone, Würzburg stone harp, Würzburg interior bar, Würzburg Pfaff mountain, Würzburg Abtsleite, Randersackerer Teufelskeller, Randersackerer Pfülben, Randersackerer Mars mountain and Veitshöchheimer sunshine. First and foremost, Riesling, Silvaner and burgundy are grown. The production area is characterized by steep vineyards and plenty of sun.
More on location, climate and soil can be found here .

In the civil hospital is also the oldest wine in the world. A thin layer of dust coats the green bottle with the liquid treasure: the oldest drinkable wine in the world is untouched for years behind bulletproof glass in a wall inlet in the extensive cellars of the renowned winery in Würzburg Civic Hospital. Filled the drop in the days of Martin Luther and Shakespeare was. The product of the hot summer in 1540 is still considered millennium trunk.
oldest wine in the world

Today, this DVD comes with these delicious drops to taste.


A magnificent view of the Würzburg stone.

Weinberg Würzburg stone

Photo from the courtyard of the residence

Overlooking the River Main and Wurzburg from the fortress
The  Locanda  right on Main, you can enjoy delicious mega large pizzas. The weekend in WürThe  Locanda  right on Main, you can enjoy delicious mega large pizzas. The weekend in Würzburg has definitely paid off and I'll be back soon.