If you are anything like I was in my early 20’s, you joined this dynamic & glamourous industry of Travel and Tourism because you “love to travel’. However, loving to travel and selling travel are two completely different things!
Selling travel to other people while you are most definitely NOT traveling, is not so glamourous after all and can become quite frustrating to some. When you are stuck behind a desk in an office with incredibly large sales targets to meet you may start to question your career choice.
This is when you need to turn your reality around and change your mind set.
If you are truly passionate about helping people and giving them the experience of a lifetime and learning about all the truly amazing and wonderful things to see and do on this unique planet, then this is the industry to be in.
As some of you will already know, the Travel and Tourism Industry is an ever changing, incredibly social industry filled with like-minded, adventurous and high spirited people.
So don’t lose hope just yet; below are some career suggestions you might not have considered where you can incorporate your love of travel and tourism to bring about a rewarding career.
Top 22 careers for people who love to travel
1. Travel Agent (or specialist)
2. Sales Representative for a travel product or destination
3. Flight Attendant
4. Pilot (Plane or Helicopter)
6. Tour Guide
7. Cruise Ship Excursions Co-ordinator
8. Activities Co-ordinator on a Tropical Island or Resort
9. Product Manager in a Wholesale travel company
10. Travel Blogger
11. Event Manager
12. Disneyland/ Theme Park Ride Attendant
13. Geologist/ Archaeologist
14. Entertainment staff
16. International Aid Worker
17. Au Pair
18. Chef/ Hospitality staff in an exotic location or on a tour bus
19. Peace Corps Volunteer
22. Travel & Tourism or Events Teacher or Lecturer
If you don’t see yourself in one of the positions above, you could always try working in Finance, IT, Marketing or Administration positions in a company within the Travel, Tourism, Events or Hospitality sectors.
This way you can still be involved with the people and the dynamics of these fantastic industries.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do!”
What do you love the most about your job?
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