The hospitality industry covers many sectors. It goes beyond hotels and restaurants. Thought these still offer excellent international careers, the career scope is much wider. Sectors include events and entertainment, luxury retail, finance, as well as travel, tourism and culinary arts

Global Hospitality Challenge

Discover the finalists

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Sommet Education have partnered up in a global Hospitality Challenge with an aim to collect fresh ideas, foster new approaches in the sector and a shift towards sustainability and innovation.

Discover the TOP 30 finalists of the challenge on the Hospitality Challenge website.


The Hospitality Industry is Vast

In 2009, it was worth US$ 6.08 trillion, in 2015, it was worth $7.2 trillion and 9.8% of world GDP.

In 2015, it created 284 million jobs , that is 1 in 11 jobs on the planet.

For every US$ 1 million spent, 50 jobs are created

In 1950, there were 25 million international tourists. 
By 2010, 940 million. By 2013, 1.087 billion. 
By 2030, 1.8 billion are forecast

Sources: WTTC, Economic Impact report, 2014; WTTC, Comparative Impact of Travel and Tourism, 2013. UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2014.

The Industry

The hospitality industry offers excellent job opportunities

The hospitality industry offers every conceivable job. Graduates from Sommet schools go into a broad range of roles including:


Hotel management and strategy, leadership

Restaurant management and ownership

Culinary Arts

Revenue management

Public Relations

Human Resources


Sustainable Management

Investment and private banking

Luxury brand management

International Network

Students have the opportunity to transfer to and from Sommet Education institutes to enhance an international education that gives them the language skills, cultural knowledge and global perspective that the hospitality industry requires.

Unique Model of Education

Our institutions follow the Swiss model of experiential learning. This model balances theory-based coursework with skills-based learning on campus.

While each school has its own specialised approach, Sommet Education ensures that curricula, teaching methodologies and student lifestyle work in unison to help graduates fully develop the skills they need to become tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Reputed Institutions

Sommet Education institutions Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).