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Travel and tourism is a big business – the UK alone welcomes over 36 million visitors every year and is the 8th biggest tourist destination in the world. The sector generates a lot of income and has a huge range of opportunities for an exciting career.
To support all of these tourists the industry relies on hotels, attractions, and even restaurants to ensure that the UK continues to be a competitive tourist destination. Within these areas there is an abundance of seasonal and part-time work that can be very lively, enjoyable and well-suited to those who have good customer service skills.
Then, of course, you could choose work within international tourism, which is a popular job choice that allows you to travel all around the globe and experience different cultures – all in the name of work. These roles tend to be highly competitive and you may have to work your way up to a position with regular international travel perks.
Within the UK there is a variety of travel and tourism business companies that all have the usual business departments such as marketing, finance, HR, and advertising. These companies usually have customer service roles too that involve advising people on holidays and even booking them on their behalf. If you get a kick out of organising and planning and are enthusiastic about travelling, a career as a travel agent will be right up your street.