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

Hampton Inn Bardstown
Bardstown, KY

Providing guest services at a busy hotel includes checking guests in and out of the hotel, answering multi-line phones, providing guests with information regarding the property and local area, assisting the guest with internet and technical issues, delivering amenities to the rooms, light in-rooms m ... more
Perdido Key Resort Rentals
Orange Beach, AL

Reports directly to Guest Services Manager and functions as a mission facilitator. Helps maintain high standards in every function of the office including but not limited to; Guest Services, Cleaning Contractors, Inspectors, Maintenance, and Owner Relations Duties. ... more
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Increased advertising has resulted in more calls and the need for additional reservation/sales agents with the ability to represent our cruise line in the fun way it should be to make sales and serve our customers best. Financial rewards come in the form of base wages, commission, bonus and daily ca ... more
Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The director will be responsible for the overall management, development, execution, and evaluation of comprehensive advertising/marketing strategies to increase leisure and business travel to Volusia County, especially within its tax collection boundaries. The director will act as the primary spok ... more
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Scottsdale, AZ

Summary: Promote and sell Scottsdale in the Mid-Atlantic/Illinois market as a premier meetings and incentive destination for associations and corporations through direct sales and marketing functions; achieves specific lead, booking and room-night goals. ... more
New York, NY

onPeak, a GES network company, is the leading hotel booking solution for the events industry. The company’s unmatched customer service, operational excellence and award-winning marketing connect clients and customers with the right accommodation solutions for their events to maximize room blocks and ... 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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