In 2012 South Africa’s travel and tourism industry accounted for nearly 10% of its GDP, which equals to about 40 billion US dollars. This is an enormous amount and it’s not hard to see why since our amazing wildlife, natural features and rich history are very attractive. For this simple reason hospitality management courses are a fantastic way of entering into this vibrant and flourishing industry.
With an industry of this size operating in a country that has huge numbers of travel opportunities to offer to tourists, both local and international, it also means that there is a whole range of jobs you can choose from. There are the more obvious ones like being a restaurant manager, a food and beverage manager or guest relations manager. But with so many areas expanding in travel and tourism you can also look at casino management, hotel management and at times even events management.
The area you decide to specialise in is really your own choice. And with exciting industries like ecotourism attracting a whole range of people to this magnificent country you really won’t ever be working in a dull industry. So if you want to work where the business opportunities continue to grow and diversify then get into a management role by taking one of the many hospitality management courses available to you.
Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education ( The IIE), our interactive learning environments and blended learning approach encourage you to formulate arguments and express your opinions. Our collaborative approach to education welcomes you to actively participate in your studies, engage with subject material, build understanding and develop your ability to think critically.
The Independent Institute of Education degrees, diplomas and higher certificates are offered at Varsity College campuses.  In addition Varsity College offers tuition support for qualifications conferred by The University of the Free Sate (UFS), University of South Africa (UNISA) and the IMM Graduate Institute of Marketing (IMM GSM) and has academic partnerships with international institutions such as The Open University (OU) of the United Kingdom and the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).
If you’re interested in the BBA in Hospitality Management degree, or you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact Varsity College or visit the Varsity College website

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