Travel and Tourism Jobs

Travel jobs and tourism jobs can be dream opportunities for professionals who excel at customer service and also yearn to explore the world. Whether office based or out in thefield, travel industry jobs are also numerous. If you enjoy working at a desk, on the phone or mixing with the locals and guiding tours, you'll find a number of travel jobs at Hcareers.

Hcareers is the leading job board for travel employment opportunities. Jobseekers will find job postings from top employers in the industry including Priceline.com, Oribitz Worldwide, Expedia Inc., American Express, Sunwing Travel Group, Hotelbeds Accommodation & Destination and more. Available travel and tourism jobs found on Hcareers frequently include positions for travel agents, travel sales staff and travel consultants as well as tour directors and tour guides.

If you are searching for jobs in the travel industry, you should find available positions quite plentiful. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, direct tourism-related employment is increasing despite a sluggish economy. In fact, recent data indicates that travel and tourism job growth is outpacing the overall U.S. employment rate. Tourism spending at the end of 2011 reached more than $1.2 trillion. As you can expect, the more American spend on tourism, the more jobs become available in the travel and tourism industry.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) classifies most travel jobs within the leisure and hospitality category. Recent data from the BLS shows that leisure and hospitality jobs, including positions for travel management, travel marketing, and travel directors, employed nearly 13.5 million professionals as of January 2012. The BLS predicts travel industry employment will remain steady through 2018.

Training for travel jobs depends on the position. Some entry-level travel employment may require a high school degree and on-the-job training. College graduates, or graduates from vocational schools with certificates in a travel-related program may fill other positions. Many vocational schools offer programs for students interested in becoming travel agents or specializing in travel sales. Courses may also be found online and in community colleges.

Many travel jobs offer competitive salaries, though compensation will vary based on position, employer and location. According to one salary-reporting source, travel counselors at one large travel company were earning $36,000 and up per year. Travel consultants at another travel company earn an annual salary or $30,000 while travel coordinators earn $28,000 at a similar organization. Travel manager positions are reported at $50,000 annual salary and upwards. Destination management positions have been listed as earning $60,000 per year. Travel jobs frequently offer travel-related discounts and perks as well, making these positions highly attractive to individuals who enjoy travel opportunities on their own time.

The travel industry requires many different types of employees. Organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail are certainly required within many positions as well as the ability to finesse travel-related computer programs. Travel agents and other customer facing positions must have superb communication and people skills.

Whatever your personality or professional goals, you're likely to find suitable tourism and travel job opportunities on the Hcareers job board.

Most Recent Travel and Tourism Jobs

Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Vail, CO
11/26/14

Responsible for fitness floor operations, equipment upkeep, and customer service. Must promote and deliver courteous, efficient, and memorable service to all members and guests. To promote club activities, and amenities within our facility. To have full knowledge of spa and club functions as it pert ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Pleasanton, CA
11/25/14

Please note: To apply for this position, you must submit a cover letter, resume', application, and also answer the supplemental questions. Applicants that do not submit all of these items will not be considered. Please head to visittrivalley.com/careeropportunities for the necessary documents. ... more
Priceline.com
Norwalk, CT
11/23/14

The hotel team is looking to add a Hotel Distribution System Analyst to help troubleshoot technical problems, ensure that hotel partners have appropriate connectivity, conduct tests to confirm applicable rates are loaded and functioning properly, help train and provide support to hotels that use the ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Chicago, IL
11/21/14

Isabelli Media Relations (IMR) is a Chicago-based, boutique agency providing expert communications services for the travel, restaurant and lifestyle industries. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Chicago, IL
11/21/14

Isabelli Media Relations (IMR) is a Chicago-based, boutique agency providing expert communications services for the travel, restaurant and lifestyle industries. ... more
Destination Resorts Hawaii
Wailea, HI
11/21/14

Responsible for the proper maintenance and repair of all property and equipment which falls within specialty. Must comply with all department and company rules, regulations, policies, procedures and internal controls and government regulations. Demonstrates and provides outstanding customer and empl ... more
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Dana Point, CA
11/21/14

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts offers its elite clientele an experience beyond expectation. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV in New York City over a century ago, the distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience remains customized service and attention, coveted locations and luxurious design. St. Regi ... more
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Dana Point, CA
11/21/14

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts offers its elite clientele an experience beyond expectation. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV in New York City over a century ago, the distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience remains customized service and attention, coveted locations and luxurious design. St. Regi ... more
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA
11/21/14

Belong to the Sheraton Boston Team! Nestled in Boston's charming Back Bay, we provide a warm and comforting place to work. We are connected to the Shops at Prudential and Copley Place Mall as well as the Hynes Convention Center. Our memorable location is completed by inspiring meeting facilities, im ... more
Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau
Manitowoc, WI
11/20/14

Objective: Sell Manitowoc-Two Rivers as a destination for state, regional and national meetings and conventions that generate overnight hotel stays. Likely to include clients in corporate, association, and SMERF markets ... more

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