The travels and tourism industry is a major source of income for most States in the United States of America and of course most countries of the world. The travels and tourism industry provide jobs directly or indirectly to countless numbers of entrepreneurs all over the globe. The opportunities that is available in the industry cuts across service deliveries and product sales, among others.
One thing is certain, it is a fact that the travels and tourism industry is not all about tourists, but also about all those who travel from one country to another, from one city to another for various purposes. This is why any investor or entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business in the travels and tourism industry should expand his or her horizon beyond people that are travelling for the purposes of tourism to every other traveler. With that, there will be no limit to the business ideas that you can pursue.
The industry is open to both big time investors who have the financial capacity to invest in the aviation industry and also aspiring entrepreneurs who just want to make a living but don’t have start – capital. As a matter of fact, aspiring entrepreneurs who don’t have start – up capital can offer translation services to tourists or serve as tour guide.
Find your place in the industry
What jobs are available?
The industry is quite wide and varied, so there are plenty of options depending on what kind of job you’re looking for. Whether you like working outdoors, travelling the globe, or sitting in an office, there is something for everyone, there are seven major areas within the travel and tourism industry and they are:
- Arts and culture
- Hotels, food and beverage
- Conferences and conventions
- Outdoor recreation
- Ancillary services
Exploring your options, what the role involves and the kinds of skills and requirements for the roles are one of the first steps you need to take in order to get your foot in the door. You may even know some friends and family in the industry who would be happy to talk about their job and the other roles in their industry that might be of interest to you.