I want to work in...Tourism and Travel

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the leisure, sport and tourism sector 


Typical job profiles

Holiday representative

Tourism Officer

Tourist Information Centre manager 

Travel agency manager 


Useful online resources

Tourism Society Consultants Network

UKinbound Information on the UK tourism industry

Visit Britain




Conservation careers in ecotourism

All about careers ecotourism

Eco Canada career profile in ecotourism


Specialist job sites and recruiters

Merlin Entertainments careers

Travel job search

Travel Trade Gazette jobs board





SEE ALSO Environmental management and conservation


Professional bodies

Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

British Guild of Tourist Guides 

The Tourism Society

The Institute of Hospitality Professional body for hospitality, leisure and tourism management professionals

Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG)

Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) 


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.