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Travel And Tourism

Travel Agents, Travel and Tourism Degrees, Travel and Tourism Courses

 

Travel is much more commonplace than a generation ago, despite the fact that the world has become a much more complicated place.  Tourism thrives as well, remaining the third largest industry in the United States.  People interested in a career in Travel and Tourism will find that it is a field with stiff competition, requiring good Marketing and Promotional skills. 

 

Use of the Internet is also a key skill, as Web-Based Travel and Tourism Sales are a significant part of the market.  A professional in the Travel Business today is must understand the dynamics of the Tourism E-Business and how the industry is evolving around it.

 

There are opportunities for Tour Guides, for Travel Agents and for Tour Planners.  For all of these professions, it’s important to have a sense of the world political climate as well as the Socio-Cultural Issues that tourists may confront.  Urban Tourism is a market niche of its own, requiring in-depth knowledge of what the great cities of the world have to offer.  A degree in Travel and Tourism can take you in a number of interesting career directions.

 

Certificates and Degrees for Professionals in Travel and Tourism

 

  • Associates in Leisure Management and Tourism
  • Associates in Travel and Tourism Administration
  • Associates in Business and Management
  • Bachelors in Travel and Tourism
  • Bachelors in Business/Marketing

 

Median Annual Salaries for Travel and Tourism Professionals

 

Travel Agent

$27,640

Senior Travel Supervisor

$75,042

Personal Travel Counselor

$61,000

Resort Marketing Director

$50,000

 

 

Sources: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Vault.Com, Salary.Com

 

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