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The Australian hospitality and tourism industry is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled labour. There are several reasons for these shortages:
The Australian government is taking measures to improve the labour and skills shortage in the hospitality and tourism industry by recruiting skilled labour from overseas, encouraging the employment of indigenous and disabled workers and increasing incentives for employers to take on apprentices.
New markets emerge in the hospitality industry all the time. These markets follow consumer trends and can be specialised. Some current emerging markets in the tourism and hospitality industry include:
Other issues which currently affect the hospitality and tourism industry include:
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