Tourism and related industries such as hospitality, personal services, and food services can provide many successful jobs for interested persons. The benefits of working in tourism are many—such as the opportunity to meet new people, help others and make people happy.
If you enjoy supporting others in their travels, a job in tourism might be right for you. In this article, we discuss tourism jobs to help you find the career you have been looking for.
- Air Cabin Crew
Air cabin crew members make the flying experience pleasant and safe for passengers.
As a cabin crew member, you’ll provide excellent customer service to passengers while ensuring their comfort and safety throughout the flight. Serving refreshments and meals and selling gifts and duty-free items are all part of the job. The crew members are trained to deal with security and emergency situations and can administer first aid to passengers.
It’s also their responsibility to ensure that all emergency equipment works properly prior to take-off and that there are enough supplies on board. They guide and assist passengers board the plane and give a demonstration of safety procedures and equipment.
- Hotel Manager
Hotel management requires excellent people management skills and a calm, professional, approachable manner.
As a Hotel Manager, you will be commercially accountable for budgeting and financial management, planning, organizing, and directing all hotel services, including front-of-house (reception, concierge, and reservations), food and beverage operations, and housekeeping.
- Tour Manager
Tour Managers ensure travel arrangements run as smoothly as possible and provide holidaymakers with practical support throughout their trip. An in-depth knowledge of a particular area or region is essential and you may act as a tour guide during the tour.
On overseas tours, they can utilize language skills and knowledge of the culture or history of an area, to give value to holidaymakers.
As a Tour Manager, you can work for yourself or a range of employers, including public and private destination management organizations, public agencies, and local authorities.
4. Travel Agency Manager
Travel agency managers work in retail travel outlets, promoting and selling holidays and travel-related products.
As a travel agency manager, you may manage a small independent business or a large chain. Some agencies specialize in business travel or offer a detailed knowledge of specific locations or travel products.
Your responsibilities usually would include the daily operational management of the agency, sales targets and development, staffing, and financial management.
You would also ensure the agency delivers specialized, professional travel advice and offers a good range of competitive travel products to meet the demands of the customer. This will usually include an online booking service and tailor-made trips.
5. Holiday Representative
It’s your responsibility as a holiday representative to help clients enjoy their holiday as much as possible, by organizing activities and responding to their needs.
A holiday representative is responsible for looking after groups of clients on package holidays at resorts. Your main priority is to ensure that clients enjoy their holiday and that everything runs as smoothly as possible for them.
As the public face of the tour operator, you must create an excellent first impression and continue to provide outstanding services to holidaymakers throughout the duration of their stay. The role involves holding welcome meetings, handling complaints, and resolving problems as they arise.
Holiday representatives are often also responsible for selling resort excursions and additional services, like car hire to holidaymakers.
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