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
New York, NY
5/22/15

Promote and sell the Silversea brand by visiting travel agents, establishing and maintaining business relationships, and conducting product presentations in the New York/ New Jersey area. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
San Francisco, CA
5/22/15

Promote and sell the Silversea brand by visiting travel agents, establishing and maintaining business relationships, and conducting product presentations in the Northern and Central areas of California. This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more
Radisson Hotel SLC Downtown
Salt Lake City, UT
5/22/15

The Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown is seeking an experienced, hard-working leader, with great initiative for the position of Chief Engineer of the Maintenance Engineering department. ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
5/21/15

Yellow Shoes? Check! Red pants? Check! Costuming and Cosmetology Cast Members at the Walt Disney World® Resort make sure that the thousands of Entertainment and Theme Park and Resort costumed Cast Members are ready for the show every day. ... more
Carnival Cruise Lines
Miramar, FL
5/21/15

Carnival Cruise Lines, Miramar, FL Join our high energy sales team of Personal Vacation Planners. This is anOUTBOUND HEAVY TELEPHONE SALES position. This position requires you to train and work out of Miramar, Florida. ... more
Southern Management Corporation
Baltimore, MD
5/21/15

Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of ( 2 ) years experience as a bus/limousine driver; and valid state drivers license (CDL). ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
New York, NY
5/21/15

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services is an experienced global business offering first class ground handling and port agency services to the Ocean and river cruise industry. Teams committed to service and dedicated to clients provide local insight and practical knowledge that is enhanced by glo ... more
Silversea Cruises
Miami, FL
5/21/15

Design and develop shore excursions for sale online and onboard in keeping with budget targets. Collect and prepare tour materials for the publication of tour books and online website tour information. Develop standard and customized programs for Charter and Incentive Clients. Respond to requests fo ... more
Walt Disney World
Tampa, FL
5/21/15

“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
5/21/15

“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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