International Hotels: Development and Management

Pan Africa Skills & Consulting Ltd
Online study mode
Brunei House, 3rd Floor I Witu Road off Lusaka Road P.O. Box 16481 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
3 months
May 31 - May 31 2020

Course Description

This course provides the background every graduate will need in today’s rapidly changing global marketplace. It prepares learners to plan, develop, market, and manage hotels in the international arena. It gives learners a solid foundation for understanding and managing cultural diversity in the workplace, and underscores the importance of protocol in international interactions.

Course Intake: Ongoing!

Course Outline

  • Globalization, Tourism, and the Lodging Sector;
  • Emergence of International Hotels; 
  • Political Aspects of the International Travel, Tourism, and Lodging Industry; 
  • Financing International Hotels; 
  • The Decision to Go Global; 
  • Developing an International Hotel Project; 
  • International Contracts and Agreements;
  • Cultural Diversity; 
  • Selection and Preparation of International Hotel Executives;
  • International Human Resources Management;
  • International Hotel Operations; 
  • International Hotel Classifications and Standards; 
  • International Hotel Sales and Marketing; 
  • Global Competition and the Future.

Career Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Describe the factors that have contributed to globalization and a global economy.
  • Summarize the composition, size, and growth of international tourism and lodging.
  • Outline the factors affecting international hotel expansion into European, North American, Middle Eastern, and Asian-Pacific markets.
  • Identify and describe various barriers to travel, including those affecting travelers and those affecting businesses dealing with travelers.
  • Describe affiliation options available to hotel companies, and explain affiliation considerations.
  • Outline problems and concerns associated with multinational operations.
  • Identify the members and responsibilities of the international hotel development team, and explain why local representation and expertise are often critically important.
  • Identify the infrastructure and labor concerns that developers of international hotels often must address and the various ways in which they may address them.
  • Outline the potential problems associated with building a hotel in a cross-cultural environment and with misunderstanding foreign business practices.
  • Contrast the positive effects of cultural diversity in the workplace with the negative effects, and identify important considerations in managing diversity.
  •  Explain why it is important for hotel operators to follow business protocol, and identify some of the complications in cross-cultural negotiating.
  • Describe several of the issues and policy matters that affect the selection and use of expatriate personnel, and cite advantages and disadvantages of hiring local nationals instead of expatriates.
  • Describe how to evaluate a candidate for foreign assignment and the dimensions involved in acculturation.
  • Outline the general goals of international human resource management and list the three main types or groupings of IHRM activities and their components.
  • Identify and briefly describe several classification systems in use today.
  • Summarize the development of an international marketing strategy and describe the role of travel agents in the hotel booking process.
  • Identify, define, and explain several factors and developments that are likely to affect the nature and pace of globalization in the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in the years to come.

Price: USD 450

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