Tourism is a multi-faceted industry where roles are as diverse as tourists themselves. Global tourism markets often represent a significant part of a country’s economy. Tourism often bridges the gap between private business and government agencies and multiple levels and creates a lot of employment.
Tourism careers could mean setting up your own hostel or restaurant, operating a tour, developing a travel website, or working for a government agency to promote local destinations. Experience in travel is a bonus, but not essential. Organisational skills, people skills and a love for sharing will certainly help.
Tourism careers include a variety of positions at:
- Tourism operations
- Attractions and theme parks
- Wholesale tours
- Retail travel
- Cruise companies
- Government agencies
Tourism exists on every continent and in almost every country. People love to explore and experience new cultures. Tourism careers benefit from experience both with travelling to destinations, but also seeing different cultures and meeting different people. The best part is, you get to do all of this in the name of work and all skills are transferable worldwide. Combine this with the skills and professional connections you learn at The Hotel School, and you’re assured a fun and fruitful career working in the global tourism industry.