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Professions of the future

Tourism is a vital sector of the economy and is the world’s leading industry, accounting for nearly 1.2 billion international tourists in 2016. The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) estimates that this figure should increase by 3.3% per year over the next ten years, reaching 1.8 billion in 2030. International hotel groups therefore have a bright future ahead of them, and so do our students, thanks to the variety of jobs and opportunities available.

Tourism: a continually growing sector

The tourism sector benefits from a two-fold phenomenon that explains its spectacular growth:

  • The development of emerging countries in a worldwide market, which reinforces the prices of raw materials and hydrocarbons and boosts economic exchanges and the movement of individuals for business . The business hotel industry benefits from this dynamic and many international chains are setting up operations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
  • The emergence of these countries is gradually leading to the expansion of a middle class that aspires to travel. This phenomenon favours the development of a leisure hotel industry on all continents and accelerates the conquest of new destinations for holidays and relaxation.

The key statistics of world tourism

 The significance of tourism on the world economy

The total number of international tourists has gone from 1.2 billion in 2016 to 1.3 billion in 2017, according to the World Tourism Organisation. This represents an increase of more than 7%, the largest increase since 2010. The UNWTO estimates an increase in the number of international tourists of 3.3% per year over the next 10 years, to reach 1.8 billion in 2030.

In 2017, tourism accounted for 10% of world GDP, one in ten jobs, and 7% of world exports, again according to the UNWTO.

The significance of tourism on the French economy

Tourism-related revenues in 2016 in France totalled 42.5 billion dollars, i.e. 34.37 billion euros. This amount places France in 5th position in this sector, behind the United States (205.9 billion dollars), Spain, Thailand and China.

The tourism industry generates 7.3% of French GDP. According to the government, this sector accounts for 2 million direct and indirect jobs. The targets set for 2020 could create 300,000 additional jobs throughout the country.

Who are these international tourists?

  • Europe remains the first region that travels: it accounts for half of all international arrivals in the world.
  • Asia-Pacific comes in second place with 1 out of 4 tourists in the world coming from there.

What are the destinations of international tourists?

Europe welcomed 672 million international tourists in 2017, the equivalent of more than half of the world’s total number of tourists.

For several years now, France has remained the country that welcomes the largest number of tourists in the world: more than 80 million each year, with an average of 238,000 arrivals per day. In 2017, these figures exploded with a record attendance of around 89 million foreign visitors, according to the government. Although France experienced a slight drop in tourism in 2015 due to terrorist attacks, the trend was definitively reversed in 2017.

The USA, Spain, China and Italy hold their positions in the top 5 of most visited countries, followed by Mexico, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Germany and Thailand.

The strongest trend concerns Asia-Pacific, where tourism is experiencing its strongest growth: +9% in 2016, ahead of Africa (+8%) and the Americas (+3%).

A wealth of jobs

Alongside this growth, companies are looking for operational and strategic managers, able to work and lead in a multicultural context

The choice of the hotel and restaurant business is therefore a choice for the future. From the end of the training course, the Bachelor’s degree and the MBA in Hospitality Management at Savignac guarantee careers with responsibility, rapid progression and an international dimension. Savignac graduates are appreciated in and beyond France for their knowledge, skills and good manners in the hotel and restaurant business.

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A variety of professions and career opportunities

Whatever the level of your degree and your professional experience on leaving École de Savignac, you can choose from numerous career opportunities in France or abroad. Hotels, events, restaurants and catering, luxury hotels or leisure parks are all sectors in which you can consider developing the management skills you have acquired at Savignac.

Types of structures/sectors

Hotels
  • National and international hotel chains
  • Resorts
  • Independent hotels
  • Outdoor hotels
  • Head offices of hotel chains
  • Residential hotels (aparthotels)
  • Residences for senior citizens
Catering
  • Traditional and gourmet restaurants
  • Concession catering
  • Concession catering
  • Bars
  • The world of wines and spirits
  • Railway, shipping and airline companies
  • The food industry
Leisure and Tourism
  • Casinos
  • Leisure parks, theme parks
  • Resorts, hotel complexes
  • Cruise ships
  • Spas
Events
  • Event caterers
  • Event agencies
  • Conference centres
Consultancy
  • Consultancy firms

Types of businesses and professions

In the sectors and structures mentioned above, our graduates can hold the following positions:
  • Manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Department head
  • Section head
  • Head of operations
This can include the following :
  • Operations
  • HR and training
  • Marketing and communication
  • Sales
  • Client relations
  • Reception
  • Concierge
  • Events, banqueting, sports events
  • Revenue Management
  • Yield Management
  • Financial management and analysis
  • Cost Control
  • Purchasing
  • Consultancy

The variety of professions, sectors and establishments is endless in the field of hospitality, accommodation, catering and tourism.

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École Supérieure Internationale de Savignac is a higher education establishment belonging to and managed by the Dordogne Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It trains managers in the hotel, catering, events, leisure and tourism sectors. This unique School, where everyone is part of a family, trains around 400 students every year over 2 training cycles ranging from Bac to Bac +5 (BA and MBA).

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Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Savignac
Place du souvenir
24420 Savignac-les-Eglises

Tel. +33 (0)5 53 05 08 11

Folow us

Contact us

Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Savignac
Place du souvenir
24420 Savignac-les-Eglises

Tel. +33 (0)5 53 05 08 11

an institution

École Supérieure Internationale de Savignac is a higher education establishment belonging to and managed by the Dordogne Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It trains managers in the hotel, catering, events, leisure and tourism sectors. This unique School, where everyone is part of a family, trains around 400 students every year over 2 training cycles ranging from Bac to Bac +5 (BA and MBA).

This post is also available in: FR