M S I R U O T D N A L E TRAV Thriving, fast-paced and sociable, careers in travel and tourism are highly sought after – and with good reason. Nothing beats the luxury of a foreign holiday, the glamour of a ‘staycation’, or the excitement of a day trip. You could be working as cabin crew for a major airline, helping the public in a tourist office, manning the front desk in a five-star hotel, booking holiday packages in a travel agent or simply making sure customers have an experience to remember. If you’re organised, thrive in a team and enjoy meeting people, travel and tourism could be the career choice for you.
FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
• Our tutors are all seasoned professionals – some still work in the industry. • Solid links to employers, including airlines and tour operators.
• Since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025.
• Focus on practical activities and trips to visit local destinations and organisations.
• The average salary for someone with a degree in Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism is £19,240.
• Supported work placements with local businesses.
• Fun fact: In 1519 Winchester was chosen as the capital of England, and back in 827, the first King of All England, Egbert, was crowned there.
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