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, 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

Hotel Insider Ltd.
New York, NY

Hotel Insider is a next generation premium online travel agent and review site for the 4 and 5 star hotel segments targeting the mass affluent demographic segment and above. It was founded by the former Founder & CEO of Kiwi Collection and Visa Luxury Hotel Collection, former CTO of Expedia Inc. ... more
Hotel Solamar
San Diego, CA

The beautiful Hotel Solamar in the Gaslamp District of San Diego has a full-time Room Attendant Opportunity! ... more
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Albuquerque, NM

The Destination Sales Representative is responsible for promoting the City of Albuquerque in accordance with the City of Albuquerque Contract by actively soliciting the Mexican, Hispanic and Native American markets in both the Convention and Leisure sectors. Through marketing, prospecting, solicita ... more
The Power Center
Houston, TX

Manage the sales and revenue efforts for the fifth largest conference center in Southwest Houston. Manage the sales professionals who share the common goal of exceeding expectations in all areas with emphasis on revenue generation, client satisfaction and commitment. Requires a highly motivated in ... more
Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

To achieve hotel revenue, profit and customer satisfaction goals by soliciting, negotiating and booking business within specific market (group) and coordinating the execution of business with other departments ... more
Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Tannersville, PA

The executive chef will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food; select and develop recipes; standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality; establish presentation technique a ... more
Owings Mills, MD

We are looking for an energetic individual to join our Meetings Team in a support capacity. Main duties will be administrative and customer service oriented. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word are a must for this position. ... more
Metairie, LA

Compucast Web, Inc. is looking for a talented SEO/Web Strategist for a full-time opportunity managing and executing search strategy for its clients. Based in New Orleans, the position will own the strategic direction and optimization of search marketing efforts using best practices and maintaining t ... more
NYC & Company
New York, NY

As Senior Manager of Tourism Development, Asia Pacific, the candidate will be responsible for planning, developing and directing marketing and tourism development activities for New York City. His/her specific duties will include: ... more
Hornblower Cruises and Events
New York, NY

Hornblower Cruises and Events is looking for an experienced Event Sales Manager to join their New York City Team! ... more

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