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Travel and Tourism- Top 10 Reasons to Choose this as a Career

In Travel and Tourism,

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

– John A. Shedd

Do you hate the feeling of being “standstill?

Do you like your life to be ‘happening’, ‘exciting’ and always ‘moving forward?

This is the exact feeling you get when you work in the Travel and Tourism Industry.

The industry is vast, it is interesting, it is dynamic and above all, it is educative and fulfilling.

It is an exciting sector where anything could be next.

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Tourism provides more than 230 million jobs directly or indirectly.

You will be happy to know that the tourism industry contributes 10 percent of the world’s GDP.

With these constantly growing figures, tourism is a driver of job and promises you a long term career growth.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Career in Travel and Tourism

1. Personal and Professional growth
2. Easy Entry and lots of Options
3. Opens the Door to the world
4. No Boredom, No monotony
5. Good pay, regular hikes, and job satisfaction
6. You will see the World
7. Reputation as an Expert and Consultant
8. From Glamour to Adventure you’ve got it all
9. Meet Elite People of the Society and the Travel Trade
10. You can make a difference

1. Personal and Professional growth

Working in the Tourism industry will improve your personality and sharpen your skills.

The knowledge and experiences gained by working, traveling, and interacting with clients from across the world, keeps developing you to the next level.

2. Easy Entry and lots of Options

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, creating millions of jobs. It is easy for a trained and skilled tourism graduate to get employed here with a career path of his or her own choice.

You will find a job profile that suits your unique talents, strengths, and passions.

From Desk jobs to Field jobs, from Tour operations to Visa Officer, from Tour Manager to Air Ticketing, from Travel Vlogger to starting your own niche business, you truly will have endless opportunities…

3. Opens the Door to the world

You can pursue a career in Travel and Tourism from anywhere in the World.

Big or small, every country has a travel and tourism sector worth exploring.

The Industry knowledge, skills, and experience you get, are readily transferable across borders.

You will discover new countries, meet new people, and immerse yourself in fascinating cultures.

4. No Boredom, No monotony

In Tourism Industry, no two days are the same, no two services are the same and no two clients are the same. You will interact and sell different services to different clients in different situations.

It is not a typical 9-5 job. You will be excited and busy doing a variety of tasks, with no scope for boredom whatsoever.

Many tourism professionals will vouch for this!

5. Good pay, regular hikes, and job satisfaction

Money is not the only purpose of a job.

Consistent career growth, appraisals, perks, appreciations from clients, seniors, and colleagues gives a wholesome experience and complete job satisfaction.

In Tourism Industry, your main job will be to assist the travelers.

You will help make their dreams come true and bring smiles to their faces. You feel good when you make someone happy.

6. You will see the World

It is a dream of many of us to see the World. With the right Tourism Career Path, you sure will be able to go around the world.

True to its name, the Travel and Tourism Industry provides many career options with the opportunity to travel regularly as a part of your job.

Be it tour manager, tour researcher, destination expert, tour guide, travel vlogger, or working on cruise ships. You will enjoy this career which takes you to many places and cultures.

You will visit the places that you had read about, that you had dreamed about, or discussed, or watched videos. You will be in these places for real!

You will be admired a lot and get more followers on both Instagram and Youtube!

7. Reputation as an Expert and Consultant

You will always be respected as a Travel Consultant in both professional and personal life, no matter which career option you choose in the Tourism Industry

Friends and family too will depend on your expertise when they travel for business or leisure

It will be a proud moment every time you plan their trips and give them the best of what the Travel and Tourism Industry has to offer.

8. From Glamour to Adventure you’ve got it all

A career in the Tourism Industry is very glamorous.

It offers manifold experiences like five-star hotel stays, visiting exotic destinations, fine dining, cruising, nightlife, parties, and much more.

You also get opportunities for thrilling adventures like trekking, mountain biking, paragliding, bungee jumping, scuba diving, and so on…

No other career choice will offer you such a diverse array of experiences!

9. Meet Elite People of the Society and the Travel Trade

Working in the Tourism sector, you will be serving people from all circles.

You will be a reputed Travel Consultant of the elite Businessmen, Doctors, Celebrities, Lawyers, Engineers, Politicians, and many other Professionals.

You will be participating in all popular Industry Trade fairs and Events like SATTE, IITM, TTF, OTM and interact with the Travel and Tourism Industry pioneers and leaders.

10. You can make a difference

Everyone should care for the environment and our beautiful world to the best of our capacities.

A career in tourism is a practical and effective way to conserve nature, wildlife, and some diminishing cultures.

It is one of the best ways to help the local communities and for sustainable development.

Little or more we all owe it to the environment and you will be able to make a difference in your own small way.

Many people work at jobs they hate, day after day hoping to save money for one week of ‘holiday’; and those already in the Tourism Industry enjoy it as a ‘Career’!

Don’t you think all this is amazing?

All the above reasons will certainly help you decide to launch your career in this fascinating industry.

It will end your search for a rewarding career.

Your next step should be gaining a Travel and Tourism qualification equipped with professional and practical knowledge and a Mentor who will guide you and set you on this wonderful journey.

Wish you all the best!!

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