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Posted on: October 6th, 2010 / In: Tavel And Tourism Jobs

There are different kinds of jobs in the tourism industry, some positions, such as a front desk agent, involve out front contact and interaction with clients, customers, or guests, while other important jobs, such as executive chef, are mostly behind the scenes. Considerable advance training is a necessity for some, but many others require only a good attitude and willingness to learn on the job. In this section, you will find brief descriptions of various tourism jobs, the duties of each, what kind of experience and/or personal attributes they may require, and what educational paths can lead you to them.

Travel Agents

Travel agents plan itineraries for their clients, scheduling and booking tours, lodging and reservations for all activities. The travel agent has to learn the clients’ expectations, including the destination, type of transport, travel dates, budget, required accommodations and special requirements. Travel agents also work with travel providers, such as hoteliers, tour guide companies, airlines, car rental companies, tourism bureaus and others in the hospitality industry. Agents make clients aware of various promotions offered by travel providers.

Tour Guides

Owners and operators of tour guide companies host groups of people on tours. Some tours involve chartering buses or passenger vans for day trips. Longer trips may include air or train travel, and lodging. Tour guides plan the trip from beginning to end, including all the stops, attractions visited, meals, transportation and accommodations. The traveler pays a flat fee that includes all the components of the trip. Tour guides work with transportation providers, hoteliers and various tourism attractions to put together the best package for a price that will be acceptable to the targeted group of clients.

Hotel Management

Tourism bureaus promote all the lodging in their area. Bed and breakfast owners and hotel managers are expected to provide not only lodging for their guests, but all the extras they require, such as special pillows, room service and other amenities. They also give guests information about the local area, directions to destinations, and suggestions on what there is to see and do. Managers must also keep peace between guests if one guest’s next-door-neighbor becomes loud and unruly, causing the neighbor to lose sleep.

Resort employees

Employees in resorts around the country, help keep the resort in perfect condition and functioning smoothly. These places have huge staffs, and each staff member has his or her own area of responsibility. Most resorts have their own public relations staff, groundskeepers, building maintenance, hospitality hosts, and other staff, based on the needs of each particular resort.

Food providers

Some food providers at tourism destinations are attractions in themselves, Tourism promoters–whether travel agents, tour guides or tourism bureau employees–try to make certain their clients experience food on their trips that is the area’s specialty. Independent restaurants, rather than chains, are often chosen because they are unique and cannot be experienced on trips to other destinations.

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