One of the most lucrative careers in today’s age is Hotel Management. With the hospitality industry booming and tremendously expanding over the years, several avenues and opportunities have opened up for aspiring candidates. Excellent communication skills, as well as organizational skills, are significant qualities of a good manager. Various fields under Hotel management include Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospital Administration, Cruise Ship Management, Hotel and Tourism Association, Airline Catering, Cabin Services and several others amongst several other paths. An aspirant can apply for Hotel Management based on an entrance exam followed by a personal interview. National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology conducts the leading entrance exam yearly. Premium hospitality chains like Taj, Oberoi and ITC have their hospitality programs and selection criteria. There are also several private colleges and institutes, which organize their entrance exams. The basic requirement for this degree is a minimum of 50% marks at 10+2 level. After clearing the entrance exam one can pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management or Travel and Tourism. Diploma courses are available for a duration of 6 months to 3 years. Top recruiters include Oberoi Group of Hotels, ITC Group of Hotels, Ambassador Group of Hotels, Indian Hotels Company Limited, etc.