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

TOURISM Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
7/2/15

The TOURISM Santa Fe Sales Manager is responsible for sales and solicitation of group and individual travel through lead generation, trade show attendance, sales correspondence, prospect calling and familiarization tours and all maintenance of records. ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/1/15

“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
7/1/15

“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
Tampa, FL
7/1/15

“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
7/1/15

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
CONFIDENTIAL
Hendersonville, TN
6/30/15

Position Summary: The Business Development Executive - Hotels is responsible for growing the independent hotel segment for STR, raising awareness of our products within an assigned territory, significantly increasing the number of properties participating as data providers, and selling subscription- ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
New York, NY
6/30/15

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
CONFIDENTIAL
New York, NY
6/30/15

Do you share Hornblower's passion for providing amazing experiences? If you're 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
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Fort Lauderdale, FL
6/29/15

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has an excellent opportunity for the proactive and energetic administrative professional to take ownership of a job and make it their own. Your excellent communication and meticulous problem-solving skills will be honed even further in this highly visible role. You'll ha ... more
Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, FL
6/29/15

Yellow Shoes? Check! Red pants? Check! Costuming and Cosmetology Cast Members at the Walt Disney World® Resort make sure that the thousands of Entertainment and Theme Park and Resort costumed Cast Members are ready for the show every day. ... more

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