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

Pathfinder Development LLC
Houston, TX

Pathfinder Development builds, owns, and manages premium branded full and select service hotels as well as upscale extended stay hotels, providing exemplary service to our guests, a motivational culture of support and empowerment for our valued team members and maximization of asset value for our c ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Protecting the Magic is the main goal of the Walt Disney World® Resort Security team. Cast members may work in various locations throughout our Theme Park and Resort Hotel areas, both on-stage and backstage, maintaining an environment that enables our guests and cast members to experience the ma ... more
Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
Jersey City, NJ

Your duties as a Business Travel Consultant include consulting and planning of worldwide corporate air travel bookings. We are looking for an experienced travel consultant who is able to find the most reliable, safe, industry compliant and cost efficient options for our employees. You are well vers ... more
Sheraton Houston West
Houston, TX

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis&re ... more
Tuxedo, NC

In need of assistant manager for summer camp in North Carolina. We serve 250 people per meal, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, 12 weeks. The kitchen staff consists of 12 people. We serve healthy meals that are kid friendly: salad bar and vegetarian options and chicken fingers. Everyone pitches in when ... more
Torrance, CA

Office Manager: Maintain office services by organizing office operations and procedures; Provide employees w/guidance in handling difficult or complex problems; Interpret & communicate work procedures & company policies to staff; Resolve/answer complex or escalated customer complaints & ... more
New York, NY

Grace Americas Inc. is currently seeking a marketing coordinator in our New York office. Positive and proactive attitude with strong attention to detail. College degree and two to three years marketing experience preferred or a similiar role. Spanish speaking preferred. ... more
Clipper Vacations
Seattle, WA

We are seeking a Sales Manager who will focus on group sales of Clipper product offerings and packages. Ensures consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive planning, deployment and management of key accounts and new business. Identifies objectives, strategies and action plans to ... more
Los Angeles, CA

Mr & Mrs Smith is on the lookout for an experienced travel planner to join our sales team in Los Angeles. ... more
Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau
Manitowoc, WI

The Sales Manager will be directly responsible for the sales efforts promoting the Manitowoc area as a destination for group business with a primary focus on meetings/conferences and sports competitions. The goal of this position is to create awareness of the Manitowoc – Two Rivers area, produce inq ... more

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