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UNWTO Secretary-General inaugurates IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Research on World Tourism Day 2021

A grand celebration on the online platform was organised for World Tourism Day 2021 by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM). On September 27th, 2021, IIHM played host to a number of eminent hospitality professionals and personalities in India and the world. The day was extra special for the institute as the much-awaited IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Research was inaugurated on this special day.

The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikasvili, addressed IIHM on the occasion, “We celebrate as the world cautiously reopens to travel. Now is the time to recognise our sector’s essential role as a vision of sustainable and equal development. The theme for World Tourism Day 2021 is Tourism for Inclusive Growth. We highlight the value of everyone involved in tourism, both visitors and the visited.”

Reiterating the Secretary-General’s ideas, Anita Mendiratta, Founder and President of Anita Mendiratta & Associates and Advisor to UNWTO Secretary-General said, “The global pandemic has forced us to focus on how to make a stronger tourism community in future. There are four reasons for this. Travel and tourism are important to small and medium enterprises. In the pandemic, many businesses had to shut down because they could not survive. We also have the youth level, who have been forced to look for jobs in other sectors. IIHM and the education community need to re-inspire the youth to get them to realise that this is one of the most remarkable professions. We need to make the youth feel valued, protected, engaged and supported. Then we talk about women. Eighty per cent of travel and tourism businesses are in the SME sector and 50 percent of those come through women’s employment. Finally, we have to focus on environment. Sustainable tourism development must be environmental. We need to protect everything that Nature has given us.”

Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor turned the focus of inclusivity towards food. “Tourism is not just transportation of one person to another, it is an experience and meeting of minds and souls. This year’s theme of Tourism for Inclusive Growth, focusses on the need to celebrate food. In the next 20 years, is time for the east and we have to start working on it now. The pandemic has taught us that we cannot wait, we have to take any corrective measures in form of environment or ourselves or in tourism or in food. The power that India can provide to food is unthinkable. We have put a lot of focus on food, specially on healthier food. Therefore, we must bring inclusiveness and sustainability in food in every step.”

The tourism industry will undergo a sea change and Dr Suborno Bose, Chairman and Chief Mentor, IIHM, emphasized on how the IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Research will help to brace the changes. “Tourism in the post-Covid 19 era will be very different. Guest sentiment will be far different than what it was before March 2020. There will be emphasis on health and hygiene, guests will primarily be concerned about hygiene of the premises and the people associated with the industry. Students and professionals associated with the Tourism and Hospitality industries must be prepared to brace the changes and move ahead and the IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Research is going to help them in every way possible.”

Prof David Foskett, MBE, Hospitality lecturer and author, added, “Tourism helps humanity to understand other cultures and people throughout the world. We need research, because post-pandemic, world will not be the same in terms of customer service. These are things that need research. Tourism has lots to offer and research will help us to understand how to overcome the problems and obstacles in the future.”

IIHM Hosts Biggest Hospitality E-Conclave on Leadership with 140 Hospitality Professionals from Across the World

Eight power-packed speeches, eight electrifying Edtalks or discussions and 140 hospitality icons from across the world. The international hospitality fraternity has geared up to share and experience this global extravaganza at Eightex: Hospitality Industry’s biggest and prestigious global e-conclave on leadership. Hospitality leaders and icons from across the world will join to share and discuss their thoughts, ideas and experiences on Hospitality in the New World Order at this unique online event organised by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) on 9th July, 2021.

With new trends, ideas and innovations emerging in the pandemic-stricken world, Eightex aims to bring forth trendsetting ideas to the table that will both help and inspire others who are in the industry to move ahead with confidence and hope. The theme of the e-conclave is Hospitality in the New World Order. The event is scheduled to take place through the entire day as the distinguished speakers will join in from time to time to present their thoughts and ideas on what is new, fresh and the way to survival in the post- Pandemic world.

The schedule includes several keynote addresses alternating with panel discussions on various topics related to the hospitality industry. Each individual speaker will be allowed to speak for 8 minutes only. Starting from Culinary Trends in the New World Order to Innovative technology in the Hospitality business in the New World Order, to Stress Management and Sustainability in the New World Order, the e-conclave aims to focus on all aspects of this dynamic industry that has turned a new leaf in this New World Order. “As the world is gradually returning to normal in this post-pandemic phase, we want to spread the message of hope and positivity through Eightex. This is a unique event organised by and for the hospitality industry that will bring forth various ideas and innovations of the industry in the post-pandemic world. I think it will be a treat to listen to these great personalities share their experiences and ideas of how they have turned around and faced the pandemic and have brought the industry back to life. Their innovations will also inspire others to follow their footsteps,” said Dr Suborno Bose, CEO, IIHM and Indismart Global Worldwide.

The exhaustive list of iconic hospitality leaders and personalities of the world. Some of the names include Mike Berthet, MD at Aquasea Ltd, Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trustee member of International Hospitality Council (IHC), Chef Enzo Oliveri, celebrity chef popularly known as The Sicilian Chef, Kush Kapoor, CEO, Rosette Hotels and Resorts, Anita Mendiratta, Global Advisor and Author, Tourism and Development, Special Advisor to Secretary General UNWTO, Chef Joel Basumatari, popular chef and founder of Smokey Joe’s, Zorawar Kalra, founder of Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd, Deepak Ohri, CEO, Lebua Hotels and Resorts, AD Singh, Founder and MD of Olive Group of Restaurants, Michelin-star Chef John Wood, Co-founder of Kitchen Cut, Chef Stuart Littlejohn, Executive Chef of the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Club and many other eminent hospitality personalities from across the world. Prof David Foskett, author, professor and Chairman of IHC said, “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this massive congregation of iconic hospitality professionals from around the world. I think the thoughts and ideas that will come across at this e-conclave will only bring more hope and positivity to other fellow hospitality professionals of the world and we are all set to see new things emerging in this new era to come.”

IIHM Confers First Ever Teachers Peace Award 2021 to Teachers of Afghanistan

In a unique celebration of teachers and educators from across the world, the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) along with the International Hospitality Council (IHC) felicitated the brave teachers of Afghanistan on the online platform. The first ever Teachers Peace Award 2021 is another pioneering initiative by IIHM under the Teacher’s Day Awards held by the institute every year.

In view of the adverse conditions in Afghanistan, IIHM decided to felicitate the teachers in private schools in Afghanistan who have worked hard to recover and keep the education system in place despite huge challenges.

IIHM Teachers Day Awards 2021 has been assigned a theme, ‘Because Teachers Make Difference’, that aims to salute teachers for their efforts to combat odds and keep the flame of education burning. Teachers in Afghanistan, today, are working hard to keep the torch of education lit in their country and for that are having to face enormous challenges.

The first ever event of the type garnered substantial response from institutions and teachers in Afghanistan. Thirty teachers from several prestigious institutions like Sofia Private School, Ahmad Shah Abdali Private High School, Shams London Academy and Mushtaqbil-e-Naween Private High School accepted the Teachers Peace Award 2021 and expressed their gratitude to India and IIHM. The teachers were enthusiastic and felt motivated at receiving this special honour from IIHM. The institute also extended assistance to teachers in Afghanistan to improve quality of education in the country. Ten courses will be offered to students of Afghanistan absolutely free of cost.

Dr Suborno Bose, Chairman and Chief Mentor, IIHM, said on the occasion, “We salute the teachers of Afghanistan who, despite the difficult situations, have never let education stop even for a day. We are all proud of each one of these teachers who have set an example to the world. They have proved that there is no force that can stop education.”

Prof David Foskett, the Chairman of International Hospitality Council (IHC), said, “Teachers in Afghanistan are pillars and role models to students. They are caring, show empathy and share their knowledge and change people’s lives. They can influence young people for the good and it is definitely a great honour that IIHM and IHC are giving to teachers of Afghanistan.”

Career Tips for Students Planning to Become a Successful Hotel Manager

It goes without saying that hotel managers play a key role in maintaining the long-term profitability and success of a hotel. Regardless of the operational size of the hotel, hotel managers need to work with different departments to provide unparalleled guest satisfaction.

So, what does it take to be a successful hotel manager? Read the tips below:

1. Get quality hotel management education

Being a successful hotel manager starts with getting high-quality education. Remember, there are no shortcuts to being successful in the hospitality industry. It’s through a quality hotel management education that you can learn all the necessary hospitality skills.

IIHM is preferred by aspiring students as it’s one of the best colleges for hotel management in India. Our mission at IIHM is to ensure every student embarks on a bright career path through the quality education we provide. Learn more about our courses at http://iihm.ac.in/admission-procedure/.

2. Build your team the right way

Each member in your team counts when it comes to improving the services provided by the hotel. Just like successful hotel managers do, make sure to be frank and friendly with your team members to build more trust and coordination for efficient everyday executions.

3. Gain experience in the industry

It takes years of training and experience in the hospitality industry that leads to becoming a successful hotel manager. The initial years call for careful observation and focus on the different aspects of the business such as hotel services, handling guests, and training staff.

4. Cultivate your leadership skills

Hotel employees look up to their managers for advice and work management. An effective manager assigns work to the right employees at the right time and knows crisis management.

5. Upgrade your skills every now and then

The hospitality industry favours and rewards those who upgrade themselves by consistently learning new skills. Apart from identifying problems and resolving them to ensure smooth operation, successful hotel managers achieve success by surpassing competitors through implementation of new trends and developments in the hospitality industry.

6. Learn to be organised

By being organised, you not only schedule your tasks and complete them efficiently but also set an example for your team members. But at the same time, you, as a responsible hotel manager, need to be prepared for tackling emergency situations as well.

7 Things to Know Before Joining Hospitality Industry

If the idea of pursing a fun and exciting career path filled with creativity and opportunities to grow excites you, then choosing hotel management is the right decision for you.

Here we present 7 interesting facts that you should know before embarking on a journey into the ever-exciting hospitality industry:

1. Diversity and endless opportunities define the hospitality industry

There are varied job roles and opportunities in the hospitality industry. Also, when you are a part of the hospitality industry, you get the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment.

2. No mundane routine

9 to 5 job is no fun as you have to stick to the same routine every day. However, it’s not the case when you work in the hospitality industry. Hospitality employees get to enjoy a mix of work type and hours. This way, their everyday routine is not mundane.

3. Great perks

Hospitality/hotel management is one of the few industries/sectors where employees enjoy great perks. For example, if you work in a reputed hotel, you can have the opportunity of meeting celebrities and other popular personalities who come to stay at the hotel.

4. Opportunities to work overseas

The hospitality industry offers the professionals numerous opportunities to travel overseas and work abroad. The skills you learn in your college and job can get you to places when working in this industry.

5. Learning hospitality skills is fun

Unlike other educational courses, hotel management is fun and exciting to pursue. Hotel management students get to learn the necessary culinary and housekeeping skills that are highly valued in the industry.

By enrolling in a reputed hotel management college, you can embark on a bright career. IIHM is one of the top hotel management colleges in India. Our faculty members consistently work hard to ensure aspiring students learn all the necessary skills, cultivate them as their strengths, and excel in their hospitality career paths. Learn more about us at http://iihm.ac.in/about/.

6. Fast growth

Unlike most other industries where growth can be slow or stagnant, hospitality employees enjoy fast and lucrative growth. The more skills you learn and refine them, the faster will be your career growth.

7. You make people’s day

Whether your job responsibility is in the hotel’s kitchen or in the reception (front desk), your primary responsibility is to achieve exceptional guest satisfaction.

What Makes a Restaurant Manager Great?

Successfully overseeing an entire restaurant is one feat, and highly effective restaurant managers effortlessly achieve it. How? And what makes a restaurant manager great?

Below are the answers to these intriguing questions!

1. Great restaurant managers respect their staff

Great restaurant managers know how to respect their staff. In fact, this trait is common to all great leaders. High effective restaurant managers treat their staff as their peers and motivate them to provide the best services to guests, which further helps boost the credibility of the restaurant.

2. Great restaurant managers set the culture

Managers can make or break a team.  Great restaurant managers set the right work culture that includes the right mix of work ethics, teamwork, and rewards/appreciation. Great restaurant managers are clear about what they expect from the team.

Working under highly effective managers is always fun as the work culture they set isn’t monotonous.

3. Great restaurant managers reward team members/staff

Great restaurant managers reward team members for the extra effort they put in to deliver the best customer service. Successful restaurant managers aren’t always work-oriented; they throw parties and reward team members as an appreciation for their hard work.

4. Great restaurant managers communicate effectively

Highly effective restaurant managers use positive communication to ensure efficient workflow within the team members. All leaders, including restaurant managers, use constructive criticism to help their team members improve further.

Clear communication also helps restaurant managers precisely solve problems which otherwise may impair workflow and result in poor customer service.

5. Great restaurant managers are planners

Highly effective restaurant managers start each day with a plan and a goal. In fact, preparing the day’s plan is essential to ensuring smooth workflow as new tasks can unexpectedly pop up in a restaurant. Without a plan, the team can lose the track.

6. Great restaurant managers prioritise customers/guests

Highly effective restaurant managers prioritise customers over everything else. They are deeply focused on improving customers’ experience in the restaurant.

7. Great restaurant managers set an example

Highly effective restaurant managers set the tone for the rest of the team members; they are the first to arrive and last to leave. Successful restaurant managers motivate their staff by setting examples.

At IIHM, our hotel management course includes teaching the students important skills that will help them succeed in their career.

Become a successful restaurant manager by pursuing a hotel management course at IIHM

Want to become successful in the hospitality industry? Learn all the key skills to achieve your goal by pursuing a hotel management course at IIHM. Learn more about hotel management course and fees here http://iihm.ac.in.

For Students of Hotel Management: How to Improve Time Management Skills?

Time management is one key skill to excel in the hospitality industry. But how to master this skill? This is one question that concerns most hotel management students.
Here, are simple tips to help you improve time management skills:

1. Prepare a checklist

The best way to get started in improving your time management skills is to prepare a checklist. You can either prepare a checklist just for the day or for the entire week.

A checklist can help you manage your tasks. You can use your phone’s notepad/memo as a checklist or simply download a checklist app. Make sure to check them off as and when you complete the task. Doing so will give you a sense of accomplishment as well.

2. Use a timer

Using a timer to complete tasks is a good way to improve your time management skills. Using the timer on your smartphone can help you track your progress.

3. Eliminate distractions

Distractions make you lose your focus on the task you’re working on and delay its completion. Get rid of anything that distracts you. While completing assignments or studying, put your phone, tablet in silent mode or simply turn them off.

4. Time for planning

Preparing a plan is crucial to avoid getting stuck or running short on ideas in between a task. Take time to process new information and plan your tasks accordingly. This way you don’t have to revise the information which, in turn, can help you save time. At IIHM, one of the best colleges in Kolkata for hotel management, we ask students to focus on planning ahead so that they can manage their tasks efficiently and on time.

5. Take breaks to clear your head

Believe it or not, taking breaks to clear your head can help you boost your concentration and efficiently complete your tasks. Taking breaks in between tasks may seem like a waste of time for many, but doing so can help you focus and be more productive.

6. Schedule rewards

Rewarding oneself after successfully completing a task on time is one trait often overlooked by many. Do something you enjoy or treat yourself with your favourite food items after completing a task on time. Doing this can motivate you to improve consistently.

Pursue hotel management in IIHM – one of the best hotel management colleges in India

Learn time management and all other skills essential to excel in the hospitality industry at IIHM. Learn more about our admission procedure at http://iihm.ac.in/admission-procedure/.

14 Fast Facts you Didn’t Know About Us

The hospitality industry has evolved and grown as never before. Considering the changing requirement of skill sets in the industry, hotel management students need to stay abreast of all the trends in the industry.

IIHM is one of the best colleges for hotel management in India which has a curriculum that is on par with the industry demands. At IIHM, students are meticulously trained to be valuable assets in the hospitality industry.
Here are 14 fast facts about us that will get you interested:

1. International degree in hospitality management

IIHM, in collaboration with The Edinburgh Napier University, UK and tie-up with University of West London, London, offers students a degree in hospitality management which is valuable all over the world.

2. Flexibility to study abroad

Students can study in the UK at the Edinburgh Napier University, University of West London, London or at KBU campus in Bangkok.

3. Largest hotel school chain

IIHM is the largest hotel school chain in International Hospitality Management.

4. IIHM campuses

IIHM has its campuses spread across India in cities including Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Pune, and Delhi.

5. Organiser of Young Chef Olympiad

IIHM organises Young Chef Olympiad which is the biggest culinary event in the world.  Young, aspiring chefs from 50 different countries participate in the event every year.

6. Over 3000+ alumni network

IIHM graduates have been placed at some of the highly renowned hotel chains across the world.

7. International internship

IIHM offers international internship – a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to enhance their skill set by gaining a hands-on experience in the international hospitality industry.

8. Faculty

The faculty at IIHM comprises of over 300 Indian and international tutors, professors, and mentors.

9. Multicultural environment

With a multicultural environment, IIHM invites students from South Africa, Singapore, Bangladesh, South Korea, Armenia, and Thailand.

10. Wine education tour

IIHM organises a 10 day trip to the vineyards of France, Spain, and Italy for an educational tour. Deserving students are selected for the trip and all the expenses are carried by the college.

11. Dual degree

IIHM offers a dual degree advantage. This is a unique opportunity for students to get a national as well as an international degree.

12. Awards

IIHM has been conferred with several prestigious awards, including the awards for “Best Education Brand 2017” presented by Economic Times.

13. Certification in wine studies

IIHM is one of the few institutions in India to provide a certification in wine studies.

14. Extracurricular activities

Apart from the academics, IIHM also embraces the passion of students.

Join IIHM to pursue a rewarding career in the hospitality industry

At IIHM, you get the opportunity to learn all the necessary skills that are valued in the hospitality industry. Learn more about us at http://iihm.ac.in/about/.

Career Opportunities After Completing Hotel Management

Hotel management has emerged as one of the most popular courses among students in Kolkata. This is because, the hospitality industry offers some of the most amazing career opportunities. Here’s a list of career opportunities that await you after you complete your hotel management course:

1. Hotel managers

Hotel managers have one of the most interesting job roles. To ensure a smooth customer experience, they forward new instructions to the operation team including the chefs, front office executives, housekeeping staff, and catering department.

Hotel managers prioritise guest satisfaction over everything else. It entirely depends on hotel managers to improve the staying experience of the guests at the hotel. Hotel managers also need to look into any issues that the guests face right from the check-in to completing their stay at the hotel.

2. Chefs

Chefs have a major role in improving guests’ experience by preparing tasty and healthy recipes. Hotel managers may request chefs to prepare special recipes for special occasions such as guests’ birthdays and anniversaries and even the hotel’s anniversary.

Being a chef, you can work for renowned international hotel chains. Chefs even get the opportunity to travel overseas, meet celebrities, and get featured on reality TV shows.

3. Hoteliers

With an in-depth knowledge of hotel management, you can either become an individual hotel owner or work with other hoteliers to run a chain of hotels or restaurants.

Being a hotelier, you can build a good rapport with celebrities, politicians, and other prominent personalities once you have them as guests. You also have the opportunity to win awards as a successful hotelier in the community or for high-quality services offered in your hotel.

4. Teacher/professor

After gaining experience in the hospitality industry, you can choose to become a teacher or a professor at a hotel management college. You can share the years of experiences you’ve had and teach your hospitality skills to students to help them succeed in the industry.

5. Retail sector

Hotel management graduates have the option of pursuing their career in the retail sector as well. Some of the areas in the retail sector suitable for hotel management graduates include malls, reception, and back office.

Pursue a successful career in the hospitality industry by joining IIHM – a leading hotel management college in Kolkata

By joining IIHM, you can learn all the necessary skills that are highly valued in the hospitality industry. Our faculty at IIHM provide industry-relevant knowledge to our students. We also provide practical training sessions and offer international internships to give students a hands-on experience in the industry.

To know more about our admission procedure, check http://iihm.ac.in/admission-procedure/.

AN AFTER TASTE THEY TREASURE FOR LIFE

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

HOVAZ DILANCHIAN – Cook
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
The Sheraton , Hyderabad

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

SEVAK
IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."

SOHEE LIM
Marriott

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

HOVAZ DILANCHIAN – Cook
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"Like IIHM says that the difference between Extra Ordinary and Ordinary is just an EXTRA, it is so true when you finish your college and get out into the real world. The IIHMites always"

DEEPIKA – Housekeeping Executive
Westin, Chennai
AN AFTER TASTE THEY TREASURE FOR LIFE