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Service and Tourism

Today, two industries dominate the Italian economy: exports and service/tourism. The service industry accounts for nearly 74% of the Italian GDP and employs nearly 68% of the Italian workforce. In the past decade the Italian economy has fallen into recession three times, with the most recent recession beginning in the first quarter of 2019. Despite these large economic fluctuations, the tourism industry has remained a strong and vital part of the Italian economy showing steady and continuous growth by an estimated 1.9% per year through 2028.

In order to have a successful career in the hospitality and tourism industry in Italy, and anywhere in the world, it is essential to speak the language of the travelers visiting your country. The overwhelming majority of tourists visiting Italy come from Germany, the UK, the US and France. With a solid foundation in German, English or French, your ability to find employment in the service and tourism industry increases exponentially.

At Altra Lingua we offer personalized classes to prepare you for work in the service and tourism industries. Our staff of native speakers will create a finely tuned curriculum designed specifically for the interactions you will encounter in your future work using both classroom and remote work used to simulate real life interactions.