Careers in the Travel and Tourism sector offer opportunities to those who like to work with the public, as almost all jobs involve meeting people, many from different countries.

Careers in this sector could also involve travel abroad and working internationally.

We offer an array of courses from basic to degree level which will help you succeed in this field.

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Top career opportunities

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

Average salary: £29,919
Experienced salary: £37,915

Travel Agents

Average salary: £21,078
Experienced salary: £32,504

Leisure and Travel Service Occupations

Average salary: £21,882
Experienced salary: £32,504

Top jobs in sector

  • Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors
    What does this career do?

    Travel agency managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of travel agencies and booking offices.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,919 per year. That is about £2,493 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £17,521 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,915 per year.

  • Travel Agents
    What does this career do?

    Travel agents advise travellers upon travel arrangements, make bookings and receive payment for travel arrangements made.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,078 per year. That is about £1,756 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £18,249 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,504 per year.

  • Leisure and Travel Service Occupations
    What does this career do?

    Workers in this unit group perform a variety of leisure and travel service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 621: Leisure and Travel Services.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £21,882 per year. That is about £1,823 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,318 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,504 per year.

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