On Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry

We speak to Michael Johnson, CEO of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), about TAA’s work developing professional identities in the hospitality industry by going grassroots. We also discuss hospitality’s unique opportunities for workers to start at the lowest level but to quickly traverse to the highest levels of management with the right aptitude, attitude and skills.

On Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry
Education, Insights

What makes a hospitality professional?

In the hospitality industry we have a tendency to recognise professionalism by the behaviour they show in dealing with their colleagues, in dealing with their customers and guests, and their general behaviour and presence, not by looking for membership or qualifications or a plaque on the wall.

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