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Tourism Studies For Better Job Prospects

Author : Sam Paul


All jobs are fiercely contested these days – and the leisure, travel and tourism industries are no exception to that rule. In fact they are probably the strongest example of the rule as it applies to non 9 to 5 type employment. That is because leisure, travel and tourism are industries that tend to reward people who want to work and sell holiday packages full of fun and adventure. And a lot of people find that they are happier when they sell something they would like to buy themselves. That means heavy competition – and that means doing tourism studies or tourism management courses, in order to improve your chances of obtaining one of the jobs you really want to do.

The first thing to do here, of course, is to decide what you really want to do. The travel, leisure and tourism industries cover a very wide range of posts and opportunities – from flight crew or airport staff (with all the amazing perks that entails) to working in hotels or as travel agents. The point of the courses is to give you a leg up into the travel, leisure or tourism career you want to have. And that means that you first have to select the area of your interest.

That said, mind, both tourism studies and tourism management courses have an element in them of helping you decide “on the course”. By taking a course in travel management or in tourist studies, you are able to actively test the waters you are about to dive into, without having to go so far as to actually take a job. So, if you think you want a career in some branch of leisure, travel or tourism, but you do not know for sure, then taking on a course module is a great way to find out. It works both ways too – if you do that, then any company that would otherwise be unsure whether or not to employ you, can judge you by looking at your results.

In a way, travel and tourism studies and tourism management courses offer an ideal alternative to the rather false environment of an interview. Your willingness to work and the way in which you work, is giving a practical airing, so your potential employer can see who you really are and how you work without having to rely solely on an interview to give them an idea. That means that candidates who find interviews very hard can go into them knowing that they have already done a lot of the hard work. Travel and tourism studies and tourism management courses are like doing course work as well as exams – you get a huge part of your mark guaranteed and out of the way before you need to go into a test. That means you have more chance of succeeding, you are more confident and so can express yourself better.


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Online Travel Training offers excellent tourism studies and tourism management courses for aspiring travel and tourism professionals. The courses offered include every subject related to tourism studies.

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