2000: Graduated from secondary school 2003: Graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) with a Bachelor's degree in tourism management 2003: Worked as a cabin attendant for Japan Airlines 2004: Began studying Japanese How to get there Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Tourism Management School: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Duration: Three years Characteristics: Year One students learn about the hotel and tourism industries and management skills. Students are required to undertake placements at hotels or tourist organisations to gain hands-on experience. Enquiries: www.polyu.edu.hk/%7Ehtm/ Programme: Higher diploma in international hospitality management School: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) Duration: Four years (full-time) Characteristics: The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of hospitality management. Students can choose from a wide range of courses which include hotel management, catering and leisure and tourism management. Students are required to work as interns in the service industry and complete a total of 360 hours of professional experience. Enquiries: www.vtc.edu.hk/prospectus/eng/index.php The path With years of experience and an excellent work record, a cabin attendant may get promoted to Leader Cabin Attendant. People with training and experience in tourism management can also look for senior positions in hotels, restaurants, government recreation and sports venues and other service-related organisations.