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
Sudbury, MA
4/19/14

This position is with a large reputable Destination Management Company who specializes in European destinations and incentive product. ... more
Disneyland Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/18/14

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
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/17/14

Whisking Guests off to their next magical destination is just one of the many benefits of being a Bus Driver at the Walt Disney World ® Resort. As a Bus Driver, you transport our Guests daily from reality to fantasy both safely and efficiently. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Marina del Rey, CA
4/16/14

The Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking a full-time Business Development Manager that will serve as a resource to our hotels, venues, attractions and community stakeholders by actively soliciting group, leisure, incentive, social event, meetings and film business to Marina de ... more
Hotelbeds USA
Orlando, FL
4/16/14

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for supporting the definition, preparation and deployment of pricing strategies for The Americas. The primary function is to optimize sales and profitability for each of the regions. ... more
Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA
4/16/14

Provides a luxury guest service by making deliveries, drop-offs, pick-ups, and assistance to uphold guest satisfaction of the hotel quality standards. ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
New York City, NY
4/15/14

Managing existing and developing new supplier relationships in the New York metro area. This includes contracting for new supplier relationships, expanding current supplier relationships and overseeing product, revenue and profitability in the New York City metro area. Responsible for contract n ... more
Greater OKC Chamber- OKC Convention and Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City, OK
4/14/14

The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking qualified candidates for the position of visitor information/services supervisor. The supervisor is responsible for managing all operations and personnel associated with visitor services / information outlets. ... more
Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA
4/14/14

-Knowledge of all cooking techniques such as braising, baking, roasting (oven or rotating spit) and high level skillet/saut� work ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/14/14

With 5 beaches, 10 marinas, more than 50 resort pools and two water parks, the Walt Disney World® Resort has everything, from lazy rivers to wave pools, to make Guests’ dreams come true. Lifeguard responsibilities include ensuring the well-being of our Guests, keeping pool areas clean, answerin ... more

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