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

Aspire Lifestyles
Jersey City, NJ
9/2/15

Do you have a passion for travel, dining or entertainment? Do your friends and family consider you their expert “go-to” source for travel and dining recommendations? Do you pride yourself on and take pleasure in helping people to make the most of their special occasions? Does great feedback from o ... more
Aspire Lifestyles
Phoenix, AZ
9/2/15

Do you have a passion for travel, dining or entertainment? Do your friends and family consider you their expert “go-to” source for travel and dining recommendations? Do you pride yourself on and take pleasure in helping people to make the most of their special occasions? Does great feedback from o ... more
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
9/1/15

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are seeking an Assistant Manager of Group & Tourism Sales who will focus on all coordination activities related to the tourism marketing initiatives for the institution. The Assistant Manager of Group & Tourism Sales works with the Assistant Director of ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
9/1/15

To assist in achieving hotel revenue budget, profit and improved brand recognition through the development of effective integrated multi channel marketing campaigns targeting identified audiences. Capitalize on consumer, ecommerce and trade initiatives within budget established. Build market share ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Lexington, KY
8/31/15

Creative Lodging Solutions, an award winning corporate lodging management company, seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Vice President of Travel Services. Based in our newly opened world headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky our chosen candidate will define, implement and continuously imp ... more
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Baltimore, MD
8/31/15

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,090 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and res ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
8/29/15

“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
8/29/15

Dreams. That’s what you’ll find at the Walt Disney World® Resort. You’ll also find amazing roles throughout our theme parks and resort hotels for people who know how to do a little dreaming of their own. ... more
Walt Disney World
Tampa, FL
8/29/15

“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
Orlando, FL
8/29/15

“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

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