Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality by Jennifer Bobrow Burns

By Jennifer Bobrow Burns

In accordance with the yank lodge and accommodation organization, tourism is at the moment the 3rd biggest retail within the usa, in the back of automobile and nutrition shops. those that paintings within the commute and hospitality make their residing by means of assisting others get pleasure from themselves. profession possibilities in shuttle and Hospitality profiles occupations in a large choice of components, together with shuttle and tourism companies, resorts and accommodation, area of expertise motels and cruise ships, activity, eating places and culinary, casinos and gaming, and communications. whole with a foreword through the president and CEO of the yank resort and accommodation organization, this new ebook positive factors greater than seventy five activity profiles, plus appendixes directory academic courses, specialist institutions, significant employers, assets, and extra.

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They can work all over the world, as long as they know their destination well. Salaries Salaries for Destination Management Executives vary depending on the type of company for which they work. Those who own their own companies in popular tourist locations can earn $100,000 and up. Others who work for other people in smaller operations may earn in the $40,000 to $60,000 range. Employment Prospects Destination Management Executives have fair employment prospects. The advantage is that their work is somewhat less economy-driven than pleasure travel; companies and organizations must host their meetings each year in different locations.

Additionally, training in accounting or finance is beneficial for those who own their own businesses. TRAVEL AND TOURISM SERVICES 15 Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits Destination Management Executives should be organized, detail-oriented leaders, with good management skills in order to supervise a staff, oversee consultants/ independent contractors, and manage events. Strong written and verbal communication skills enable them to articulate themselves well. Since the success of their business is determined by their ability to attract clients, negotiate with vendors, and meet clients’ needs, good interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation are key.

For senior citizens, Naturalists may take a group on a bird-watching walk and discuss conservation issues. They develop the plans for these programs and think of ideas that will be interesting to visitors. For programs with school-age children, Naturalists often collaborate with local school districts. They write curriculum to be used both on their own site as well Naturalist Intern/Volunteer Special Skills and Personality Traits—Love of nature and the outdoors; excellent communication skills, including public speaking and teaching skills; knowledge of the environment, science, and conservation as in the schools.

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