Careers in Hospitality & Tourism




Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotel Group in 2013



President of the Americas, InterContinental Hotel Group in 2013


Chief Executive Officer, Marriott in 2014


Joint Chief Executive Office, TUI Group in 2014/15.


Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook in 2017


Intercontinental Hotel Group PLC is a UK global firm. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a total market capitalisation of ca. £9.242 billion. In March 2018, the company owned, managed, leased and franchised over 800 thousand rooms worldwide and 242 rooms in the pipeline.
Marriott International, Inc. is a global hotel company. It is listed in Nasdaq stock exchange with a total market capitalisation of ca. $US14.5 million. It owns, manages, leases and franchises over 5,700 hotels in 110 countries with 30 brands.
TUI is the world's largest tour operator. It is originally German but now they are a global company. They organise group travel in parts of the world and use travel agents to distribute their products. TUI group turnover in Q2 2018 was ca. €3.3 billion. TUI AG (TUIFY) is traded over the counter with market capitalisation of ca. $US13.7 billion.
Thomas Cook is a pioneer UK tour operator. They are now multinational and organise group travel and related products I different parts of the world. It is listed in the London Stock Exchange with a total market capitalisation of ca. £1.7 billion.
Visit Britain is the National Tourism Agency that develops the tourism product, promotes England overseas and builds a viable tourism economy. It is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Dubai Corporation of Tourism & Commerce Marketing is a government department responsible for managing and marketing destination Dubai. The department manages a group of tourist offices worldwide.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has been transformed a United Nations specialised agency in 2003 responsible for the promotion of sustainable tourism, tourism as an economic agent to development and global tourism ethics.
The World Travel and Tourism Council is a forum for the industry globally. Its members are from the global travel and tourism business community and works towards in agenda that supports various goverments to build tourism awareness.
The IH&RA is a a non-profit trade association that promotes and lobbies the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide.
British Airways is the flag carrier and the largest airline in the UK.
Destinations International serves destination marketing professionals worldwide.
Emirates Group holds a portfolio of products and brands in aviation and air services, education, retail, travel and hospitality.
Pannell Kerr and Forster is originally an auditing firm that expanded in the hotel sector.
Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis is a commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm that originally focused on office real estate leasing and investment. It expanded heavily in the hotel sector in the last decade and has become the largest hotel real estate brokerage and consulting firm.
Horwath Hotel, Tourism and Leisure is a multinational consulting firm that offers services including market and feasibility studies, valuation, and highest and best use in the hotel sector and a range of planning services for tourist destinations.
PricewaterHouseCoopers is originally an auditing firm that expanded in management consulting and eventually in the global tourism and leisure industry.