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How to get a career in the travel and tourism industry ...

Do you find yourself with a permanent case of wanderlust, are you always planning your next getaway and daydreaming of warmer climates? If your answer is yes, it’s likely you’d be suited to a career in the travel and tourism industry.

From air cabin crew, to tour managers and tour guides, there’s a huge variety of career options that can see you jetting all around the world and with the sector currently estimated to employ 292 million people worldwide*, it’s an exciting industry that can help you tick off your bucket list whilst you work. Not bad right?

How do you get a career in travel and tourism?

The majority of companies will be looking for skilled individuals to join their teams ensuring they deliver the best possible service to their customers and clients.

Whilst you’ll need to have impeccable product knowledge, enviable customer service skills and the ability to solve problems, an outgoing personality, approachable nature and attention to detail are also highly desired by employers.

Do you need to study?

Studying a Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism at Walsall College covers a wide variety of units preparing students for any career path they choose to follow in the industry. There’s also the opportunity to complete work experience whilst you’re studying which will give you an extra confidence boost when it comes to applying for jobs.

Our curriculum is industry led and we’re proud to work closely with companies such as British Airways and Co-operative Travel.

What can you do after studying?

That’s entirely up to you. The industry predicts an annual growth of 3.9%* over the next ten years, so with dedication and hard work, the world really is your oyster. Top jobs include:

  • Tour Manager
  • Event Organiser
  • Hotel Manager
  • Airline Cabin Crew
  • Travel Agent
After completing his Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism at Walsall College, Amar Razaq secured a job as a fully qualified member of the cabin crew for Monarch airlines.  Read Amar’s story.

If the travel and tourism industry is calling your name, there’s never been a better time to enrol and begin the journey to your dream career ...    

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