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
Larchmont, NY
7/25/14

Island Destinations, a Virtuoso and Signature Preferred Supplier and the Nation's only luxury wholesaler exclusively selling through travel agents, seeks a reservations agent for our Westchester Office. ... more
Hotel Solamar
San Diego, CA
7/25/14

The beautiful Hotel Solamar in the Gaslamp District of San Diego has a full-time Room Attendant Opportunity! ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/25/14

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
New York, NY
7/24/14

Fischer Travel Enterprises, a luxury travel and lifestyle agency, is seeking a Receptionist to join our growing company. We are looking for a well-organized individual with stellar customer service skills. ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/23/14

Providing transportation to thousands of guests every day is no small task. At the Walt Disney World® Resort it takes a fleet of busses, monorails, watercrafts and parking trams to make sure guests reach their destinations as efficiently as possible. ... more
NewcrestImage
Waco, TX
7/23/14

Functions as the primary strategic business leader of the hotel with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and associate satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, sales and revenue generation and delivering a return on investment to ownership. Leads the team i ... more
Country Inn and Suites
Minneapolis, MN
7/23/14

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and make employment decisions without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected class. Our locations are drug-free and pre-employment drug tests are required. ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/23/14

Every Guest looks for that perfect gift or souvenir to remember their time at the Walt Disney World® Resort - from Pirate booty to Princess treasure, there’s something to put a smile on everyone’s face. Merchandise cast members have the opportunity to work at a number of locations, either indoor ... more
Hornblower Cruises and Events
San Francisco, CA
7/22/14

Do you share Hornblower's passion for providing amazing experiences? If you are an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you. As we say at Hornblower, why work when you can cruise? ... more
BookIt.com
Miami, FL
7/22/14

Responsible for the development of destination relationships and site content to support market development and growth. Assigned candidate will be the primary liaison between supplier partners and internal departments for the negotiation of all rates, inventory and site content. Represents company ... more

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