Zhoushan's prosperous travel industry has brought a golden period for high-star hotels in Zhoushan. It is predicted that more than 30 high-star hotels will open in Zhoushan in the near future. However, lack of high quality professionals has become a problem demanding prompt solution. Taking Putuo as an example, there will be shortages of about 4,000 professionals and 400 to 800 management personnel in seven high-star hotels which will open by 2015.
Contrarily to the uprising manpower demanding, numbers of students from Zhoushan willing to work in hotels are decreasing every year. Zhoushan has three higher and secondary colleges with hotel management and tourism related majors, while total numbers of graduated students are less then 10,000, most of which has diverted job career or left Zhoushan.
Haizhongzhou Hotel in Shenjiamen and Putuo Tourism Vocational School held training classes since 2009, but among dozens of graduated students, only five finally chose to work in Haizhongzhou Hotel.
Currently, many middle management personnel like professional managers and department managers are introduced from outside of Zhoushan, about 60% of which are actually incompetent concerning management ideas and professional fields.