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Expert View: Travel and Tourism

1 Q. What qualifications route did you take to realise your career? I took an HND in Travel and Tourism, which I converted into a degree. That enabled me to work for a tour operator, initially in the sales team answering calls and selling products, then working in more

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Subject Focus: Tourism and reaching your destination

Cheap air flights and the internet mean that the travel and tourism industry is bigger than ever. If you’ve always liked the idea of working in a career that will help people realise their travel or holiday dreams, here’s some interesting information to help more

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Related careers: Tour Operator Manager

Tour managers work for tour operators, and are responsible for organising and accompanying tours. They make sure all the travel arrangements for a group of tourists run according to plan and that the accommodation, meals and service are satisfactory. Most tour managers work on coach tours that can last from between two or three days to over a month, but they may also work on tours by rail or cruise ship. They join the party of tourists at the start of their journey, welcome them, and announce details of the travel arrangements and stopover points. Throughout the journey they may...more