Three reasons why you should consider a career in travel and tourismPosted on 09/04/2015 by Jess O'Connor
Are you thinking about changing careers? Here are three reasons why you might want to consider working in the exciting travel and tourism industry.
1. The New Zealand tourism industry is booming
Did you know 1 in 11 people in New Zealand work in tourism? This number is only expected to grow as more and more international tourists travel to our beautiful country.
The government is investing heavily in marketing New Zealand to oversears visitors and these efforts seem to be paying off. According to an article published last week in the International Business Times, “New Zealand is in the international limelight”.
The article continues: “In 2015, it [New Zealand] is basking in the glory of having surpassed all records in terms of huge tourist arrivals.”
So what does this mean for people studying in the industry? An increased chance of getting a great job and amazing career potential. The more visitors arrive in New Zealand, the more tourism superstars we are going to need working in all of our hotels, travel agencies, tour guide companies and more.
2. Working in travel is the best way to learn about different places and cultures
Do you love travel? Are you hungry to learn more about the world? Do you enjoy talking to people from different cultures?
When you work in tourism, you will be dealing with people from all around the globe every day. It’s a very rewarding career that provides you with endless chances to meet new people and discover new places.
Working in tourism is the next best thing to being on holiday all the time – and let’s face it, not many people can afford that luxury!
3. You have the chance to help people follow their dreams
Travel has the power to transform people’s lives for the better. Whether you work in a travel agency, for a tour guiding company, on a cruise ship or at an airport, you will be helping people see new places and make memories that will last a lifetime.
For many ITC graduates working in the industry, helping people discover new places is a highlight of the job.
“You get to plan a dream holiday for people and hear all about what a fantastic time they had when away,” says ITC graduate Jayde Morris.
“Knowing that you had something to do with that is pretty special.”Posted in News | Tagged New Zealand, New Zealand tourism, tourism careers, travel careers | Leave a reply