5th of July 2017, Athens (Greece) – Luxury Concierge, Greece’s largest concierge company hosted for the first time an exclusive Open Day event for Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, two leading hospitality management schools. Building on a common background in luxury hospitality, Luxury Concierge introduced hospitality management education to its client network in Greece considering careers in luxury tourism. The event took place on the 23rd of June at the Private House of Island Club & Restaurant in the Athens Riviera.

Tourism numbers in Greece are on the rise, with the sector contributing 18.6% to total GDP in 2016, and forecast to grow at 6.9% in 2017, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The revived Athens Riviera was an ideal setting for the first Open Day event for prospective students interested in a career in the global hospitality industry. During the event, guests could acquaint themselves with the academic offers at Glion and Les Roches institutions with campuses in Switzerland, Spain, UK, US and China. Both institutions operate under the umbrella of Sommet Education.

The dynamic hospitality field has strong demand for new talent and offers qualified graduates job opportunities across the globe: The WTTC estimates the sector to create an additional 90 million jobs by 2027. Both schools offer courses based on the Swiss model of hospitality education, combining theoretical and practical learning complemented by two mandatory internships that transfer the hard and soft skills required to launch successful careers in the hospitality business.

Glion and Les Roches maintain strong industry connections and 90 % of students have a job or multiple offers by the time they graduate. Due to their discerning client management skills, hospitality graduates increasingly transfer to sectors such as luxury retail, cruises, consulting or finance.

About Sommet Education

Sommet Education institutions Glion and Les Roches prepare students to be immediately effective in the professional world, delivering exceptional consumer experiences. Sommet Education is the only network with two institutions ranked among the world’s top 5 for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings 2017) and part of Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

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