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HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & TRAVEL

Give people an experience they'll remember

Hospitality, Tourism & Travel is all about showing people a wonderful time – whether it’s a nice meal or the trip of a lifetime, you’ll be making a difference in a way that’s memorable. And with these indispensable skills, you could work anywhere in Australia or around the world, giving you the chance to experience other cultures, climates and locations.

  • Chef
  • Adventure Guide
  • Cook
  • Travel Guide
  • Restaurant Manager

  • Travel Agent
  • Waiter
  • Barista
  • Cruise Ship Worker
  • Museum Guide

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Events Organiser
  • Wedding Planner
  • Dive Instructor
  • Hotel Manager

Industry Outlook

The hospitality and travel industries are always in demand however they can be cyclical – changing depending on everything from environmental issues (cyclone damage in Far North Qld that may reduce visitor numbers) to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (huge increase in visitor numbers).

Tourism is expected to grow strongly over the next 20 years according to Deloitte Access Economics due to older generations retiring and spending money on experiences. This includes everything from increased airline travel to hotel accommodation to cruises.

With quality skills such as a trade (qualified chef/bar attendant/management/dive instructor), you can often find work and have opportunities available to you no matter where you go in the world. Whilst the pay in some of these fields may not be as strong as construction or IT, the roles certainly make up for it with experiences.

Do you have what it takes?

A career in hospitality doesn’t always go smoothly, and a certain amount of resilience is required to make it work. You’ll face challenges and have to come up with solutions quickly to keep customers happy.

If you like working with people (and enjoy making them happy) then a career in this industry could be very rewarding.

  • Resilience
  • Customer service skills
  • Friendly

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Speaking another language
  • Adaptability

  • Able to work long and unusual hours
  • Strong teamwork
  • Interest in food and travel

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