If you have a love for tourism, traveling, exploring or adventure, then most likely you are seeking a job in the travel industry. Here are some of your options: tour operator, travel agent, tourism information officer, cruise operator, travel consultant, flight attendant, or transport consultant or transport sales executive. Working in the travel industry is everything except relaxed, and in this fast-paced industry you will need to be ready to serve your clients most hours of the working day. Travel jobs can take you away from home for short periods of time, although office bound and local jobs are also readily available. And then of course there is the international travelling which is a major incentive for many working in the travel industry!
Whether you find yourself in the position of a flight attendant or travel agent your main responsibility is all about customer service. Travel agents and consultants are responsible for marketing and selling travel packages. Tour operators are responsible for taking tourists on excursions and sharing information on local destinations. Other travel jobs such as flight attendants, tourism officer or travel consultants are also centrally involved with clientele service, responding to customer needs and requirements. Most travel jobs have a fair degree of sales, marketing and administrative duties. Skills required to be successful in this industry include excellent communication skills, ability to serve with a smile, good knowledge and information on travel destinations (whether local or international) as well as sales, marketing and good computer skills.