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

Travel Planners
New York, NY

Internet Reservations Call Center needs agents, open 9am-7pm, no weekends evenings or major holidays. Up to 29 hours weekly. Excellent English, verbal, phone, and computer skills a must. Training Provided. $11 per hour. Please call our job hotline at 212-532-1660, press 3, dial ext 1874. You must ... more
Soho Beach House
Miami, FL

The Soho House is a collection of private members' clubs and restaurants spread throughout Europe, the UK and America. Each house and restaurant maintains its own personality and atmosphere but the ethos has remained the same; serving fantastic cocktails and simple but delicious food in a comfortab ... more
West Hollywood, CA

JOB SUMMARY: The Communications Manager will support the development and implementation of Visit West Hollywood’s communications and public relations programs. Collaborates with Director of Communications on PR campaigns designed to generate positive news coverage of West Hollywood as a visitor des ... more
Schaumburg, IL

Reporting to the Director of Destination Sales and a member of a four person sales team, the position is responsible for aggressively pursuing group sales opportunities with a very high potential of bringing business to the hotels and group meeting venues in the Chicago Northwest region. ... more
Luxury Retreats
Los Angeles, CA

Luxury Retreats creates personalized villa vacations, offering over 2,000 villas in more than 50 destinations. Our global team of 150+ passionate travel enthusiasts and partners hand pick and personally inspect each luxury property ensuring that our guests are offered the very best. As a full serv ... more
American Express
San Francisco, CA

Since we first entered the travel business in 1915, our Travel Network has grown to become one of the world’s largest travel networks. But more than our size, we pride ourselves on our philosophy. At American Express, we don’t just help our Card Members travel the world—we help them truly experience ... more
Vantage Resort Realty
Ocean City, MD

Vantage Resort Realty is seeking an experienced Reservations Manager, with a proven record in driving booking goals and reservations revenue. This position manages the reservation process. It is responsible overseeing a team of Vacation Coordinators tasked with assisting clients to schedule their va ... more
Odyssey Cruises
Washington, DC

Inspired by a commitment to excellence, the sales and operations teams at Entertainment Cruises create unforgettable memories for our guests. The successful marketing coordinator will successfully assist the sales and marketing team maximizing profitability. ... more
i Entertainment
Arlington, TX

i Entertainment is an award-winning entertainment company in Dallas Fort Worth. Providing DJs, lighting, photo booths, flip books and other services to make our clients ceremony and wedding reception unforgettable. ... more
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

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