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

Pegasus Transportation
Orlando, FL
8/26/14

• Work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Additional hours may be required to work ... more
Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phoenix, AZ
8/25/14

National Sales Assistant - The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau in Phoenix, AZ, is looking for a strong, team oriented Sales Assistant. Looking for a self-motivated candidate preferably with hospitality experience to assist our managers/directors with daily administrative sales func ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
8/25/14

This posting includes both Full-Time and Part-Time opportunities. During the application, you may indicate your desired work status preference. Responsible for providing excellent guest service by providing hair, nail, and makeup services. Provide consultation and application services in the art of ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
8/25/14

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
8/25/14

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
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
8/25/14

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
CONFIDENTIAL
Schaumburg, IL
8/22/14

Reporting to the Director of Destination Sales and a member of a four person sales team, the position is responsible for aggressively pursuing group sales opportunities with a very high potential of bringing business to the hotels and group meeting venues in the Chicago Northwest region. ... more
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA
8/22/14

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1000 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and r ... more
Luxury Retreats
Miami, FL
8/21/14

Luxury Retreats creates personalized villa vacations, offering over 2,000 villas in more than 50 destinations. Our global team of 150+ passionate travel enthusiasts and partners hand pick and personally inspect each luxury property ensuring that our guests are offered the very best. As a full servic ... more
Crowne Plaza Englewood Hotel
Englewood, NJ
8/21/14

JOB OVERVIEW: Responsible for selling group business from all markets/regions primarily handling no more than 10 to 20 room nights while maximizing revenues for all areas of the hotel. Assists in the overall efficient operation of the Sales Department, manages accounts to achieve guest satisfaction ... more

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