A degree in Tourism is the perfect gateway option for a person who wants to break the mould of conventional life and gain valuable skills in the process. All you’ll need is a love for travel, good organisational skills and enjoy working with people.
Here are some benefits of obtaining a degree in Travel and Tourism:
1. Global opportunities
Careers in the tourism and hospitality industry are amongst the fastest growing areas of employment in the world. In Australia, the government has launched the Tourism Employment Plan Guide and a new Tourism Employment Plan Advisory Service to help tourism businesses overcome recruitment, retention and skills deficiencies. The jobs out there are plentiful, and not just in Australia, you can land a job anywhere in the world!
2. Transferable skills
A degree in Tourism teaches students about business management, marketing fundamentals, human resources, project management, sustainability, cross-cultural awareness and so much more. The knowledge and skills acquired through the program is essential and useful for a variety of different careers. Students leave the program well-rounded in many important business aspects.
3. Make an impact
As a student, you will learn about sustainable tourism and how you can mitigate the negative impacts of travel on the environment. With more and more people travelling each year, it’s important to understand the impact this has on cultures, communities and our planet. Tourism has the potential to make the world a better place by bringing economic benefits to poorer destinations and keeping tourist hotspots flourishing. Learn how you can contribute through the creation of jobs with fair wages and environmental protection.
A career in travel and tourism offers endless opportunities generally in non-traditional hours. Whether you want to work in a hotel, resort, cruise ship, or plane – the world is literally your oyster. Professionals in the tourism industry have so many exciting work settings and opportunities to choose from.
5. It’s fun!
Ever notice how people in the tourism industry always seem to be smiling and having a great time? It’s because a career in tourism is so much fun. When you are exposed to new things and meet people from all over the world every day, life becomes an adventure. Travelling is the best way not only to understand the world we live in but also to understand ourselves.
Want to start a career in Tourism?
We offer a Diploma of Travel and Tourism, which is partnered with Flight Centre. Upon completion of this course, you can pathway to the Bachelor of Business in Hospitality Management.