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

Fort Worth, TX

American Aero is a small, locally owned and operated aviation business. Our outgoing team enjoys working in the travel industry with friendly customers. We have new facilities with a secure environment. The company is in a growth mode with expansions in progress. We are seeking employees with excell ... more
San Diego, CA

Provide a visual security presence to ensure that visitors have a safe and pleasant experience while visiting the museum. Ensure that all mechanical systems are functioning properly. ... more
Marina del Rey CVB
Marina del Rey, CA

Serves as comprehensive executive support to Convention & Visitors Bureau office & associates. ... more
Chicago, IL

Chicago’s First Lady, the industry leader in Chicago tours and private events is seeking a Bar Manager to join our exciting and high-volume workplace. Serving Chicago for 80 years, our company has grown to include seven vessels operating every April to November from our dock at the Southeast corner ... more
Dayton Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dayton, OH

The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in Dayton, Ohio is seeking a Digital Marketing/Content Manager to join our organization. This part-time position is responsible for maintaining all information on the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website and for creating, s ... more
New York, NY

As Assistant Operations Manager – Hotels Team, the key objective is to improve operational efficiencies and support the Hotels Team in the USA - the position will be based in New York. ... more
Worldview Travel Inc.
Santa Ana, CA

Qualify business travel and meetings and events leads using company-defined parameters Telemarketing to qualified prospects to set appointments for sales team Maintain and update corporate account prospect database Develop leads from, local publications, and travel industry publications I ... more
The National Conference Center
Lansdowne, VA

NCC has 917 guest rooms, 265,000 square feet of meeting space, and is located on 65 acres of land. Created for large conferences, corporate meetings, planning sessions and executive education, this multipurpose event venue was designed especially for training and professional development. The center ... more
Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Verona, NY

In this position the qualified candidate will execute all final details of Tour & Travel Sales Events such as: scheduling seating times for lunch, arrival and departure times for bus arrivals, and scheduling of staff for the events. ... more
Destination Resorts Hawaii
Wailea, HI

Responsible for the proper maintenance and repair of all property and equipment which falls within specialty. Must comply with all department and company rules, regulations, policies, procedures and internal controls and government regulations. Demonstrates and provides outstanding customer and empl ... more

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