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

Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL

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
Accommodation Plus International
Lindenhurst, NY

Accommodations Plus International (API) is a growing, Long Island-based travel management company that is dedicated to enhancing the business and leisure travel experience of airline professionals as well as corporate and business travelers throughout the world. API sets the standard for crew accom ... more
Lake Geneva Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lake Geneva, WI

This position performs a wide variety of duties and directs the following functions of the CVB including the creation and implementation of the annual marketing plan, design of marketing materials, production of the Official Visitors Magazine, website management, coordination of social media and pub ... more
Road Rebel
San Diego, CA

If you really love sales, we have the position at Road Rebel that only you would love. This type of sales is investing your experience in the entertainment industry, a market, using your interpersonal skills, your gregarious nature, your love of meeting people, selling people a product you love and ... more
Fort Worth, TX

American Aero is a small, locally owned fixed-base operator (FBO). We provide basic plane service for general aviation customers at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Our customers are pilots, passengers and crew who arrive and depart by private aircraft. While the plane is fuele ... more
Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

You have a great opportunity for you to join our team at the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. If you are outgoing, friendly, self motivator and like people. This is the job for you. You will meet all people from all worlds of life. As a Front Desk Agent you will interact with our guests, prepare f ... more
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
Chapel Hill, NC

Leading Convention and Visitors Bureau, VisitChapelHill, is seeking a home-based sales specialist to generate leads for destination, with groups from 10-300. ... more
Salt Lake City, UT

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown is looking for a hard-work individual with an eye for detail for the position of On-Call Loss Prevention Agent. ... more
American Cruise Lines, Inc.
Orlando, FL

American Cruise Lines is seeking an experienced, well-rounded Assistant Hotel Manager/ Restaurant Manager (AHM) to help lead our vessels to the next level. AHM’s are “hands-on” managers who will manage, coach, train and lead both our restaurant and housekeeping crew members. ... more
American Cruise Lines, Inc.
Orlando, FL

We are looking for Hotel General Managers (HGM) who want to take the next step in their career and be challenged in all areas of hospitality and guest service. American Cruise Lines’ Hotel General Managers work six to eight weeks onboard our ships and have two weeks off. Travel arrangements to and f ... more

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