In case you haven’t already heard the news, Greece is currently at the top of the list for most “inspiring destinations” in Southeastern Europe and the Balkans this summer. It is also up 11% in post-pandemic air-capacity recovery, with flights fully booked well in advance of the hot holiday season. While this has meant soaring flight, hotel, and ferry prices for locals and tourists alike, it has also led to an exceptional increase in much-needed hospitality and culinary-arts experts throughout the country.
A greatly promising development is also the earlier start, as well as the prolongation of, the tourism season in Greece. The Greek Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, recently emphasized that the decision to commence the tourism season earlier this year was successful in attracting a larger number of visitors in March and April. Demand for employment in the sector is higher than ever, while supply is excited and embracing new opportunities!
If you’re keen on entering the industry, consider carrying out your studies at the heart of Europe’s summer tourism destination. This will open doors, enhance your networking opportunities, provide hands-on training in idyllic settings, and equip you with the expertise necessary to transform your career.
Swiss Alpine Center, based on the Athenian Riviera in Greece, has established itself as the leading hospitality and career-focused institution in
Southeastern Europe. It boasts an employability rate of almost 99% and over 35 years of exceptional courses, graduate success stories, and competitive advantages on a global level. Our rich portfolio of courses includes Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism Management, Culinary Arts Management, Events & Conventions Management, Food & Beverage Management, Spa Management, Hospitality & Cruise Management, at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Alpine Center’s Swiss philosophy of education in the field of hospitality and tourism focuses on the Four Pillar Approach: practical skills, professional attitude, management competencies, and a commitment to lifelong learning. This is why the campus is an actual fully-operational hotel, in which students have the opportunity to put theory into practice across the different departments.
So, whether you are interested in entering the world of gastronomy through the culinary arts, working on cruise ships, managing hotels and spas, or are simply after discovering the realms of the hospitality field, do it where it counts! According to a recent report carried out by the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) visitors to the Greek capital cited the city’s gastronomy and hospitality as its strong points. Studying hospitality and tourism at Swiss Alpine Center will give you access to future employers and opportunities via paid 5-month internships from your first year of studies and via its close-knit international alumni and industry networks.
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