Have you ever dreamed of escaping the wet, windy, cold weather of Britain and working abroad? Sorry, silly question - we all have at some time. But if you're really serious about it, you could do worse than think about a career in the travel industry.
You want a career with options? There's a whole world of them. You could be a travel agent, work in a tour operator's office, be a tour guide, a holiday rep, or work for an airline. The work would involve a lot of interaction with customers so if you're a bright, sunny personality then this is a good choice of career.
Don't think it'll all be lazing on the beach though. Working in travel can be very demanding with last minute changes, problems to solve and plenty of challenges for you to overcome.
If you fancy a career in travel and tourism then have a look at the qualifications on offer from City & Guilds.
The Travel and Tourism First Award/Diploma is usually taken at a college or through a training provider, so you don't need to already have a job, and is a good choice if you're just starting out. The emphasis is on learning practical skills and you'll get plenty of information and advice throughout the course.
You can also learn while you earn with an Tourism apprenticeship.
For more information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.
Where to study
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