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

CONFIDENTIAL
Moosic, PA
3/30/15

This position manages all aspects of group and consumer sales on a day-to-day basis. Responsible for developing and implementing sales programs to foster and promote group, meetings and conventions and sports room night booking business in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
San Francisco, CA
3/29/15

Do you share Hornblower's passion for providing amazing experiences? If you are an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you. As we say at Hornblower, why work when you can cruise? ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
3/27/15

Providing transportation to thousands of Guests every day is no small task. At the Walt Disney World® Resort it takes a fleet of busses, monorails, watercrafts and parking trams to make sure Guests reach their destinations as efficiently as possible. ... more
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
3/27/15

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed ... more
Walt Disney World
Celebration, FL
3/27/15

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed ... more
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Dana Point, CA
3/27/15

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
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
3/27/15

Disney Gameday Sports photographers commemorate special sporting events by shooting right in the middle of the action! With exclusive access to areas on every playing surface at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, our photographers get the shots that casual spectators simply can't get. To ensure ... more
Walt Disney World
Celebration, FL
3/27/15

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
3/27/15

To provide an improved, more customized vacation experience for our Guests, the Walt Disney World® Resort offers numerous ticket options to meet the needs of every Guest. It is the primary goal of the Vacation Planner Host or Hostess to provide exceptional Guest Service while customizing a ticke ... more
The DMC Group
New York, NY
3/26/15

Based in New York City, The DMC Group is the North American Sales & Marketing Office for a select group of Destination Management Companies worldwide. We are seeking a high energy, creative individual to join our Sales team. ... more

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