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Careers in Travel & Tourism

The travel and tourism sector comprises many different industries and sub-industries, including services such as retail travel, currency exchange, tour operators and tourist boards. It also covers passenger transport including coach, aviation, rail and waterways and visitor attractions such as museums, theme parks, zoos and heritage sites.

A variety of accommodation services also fall within this category, including hotels, hostels and holiday parks. Associated with hotels and core business operations are conferences and events, which provide considerable all-year-round employment opportunities.

Victoria Braddock – Director of International Marketing at Marketing Manchester

Brittany Carter – Front Office Manager at Marriott Hotel Bristol

Jay Basson – UK Brand Homes General Manager for Bacardi

Barry Grant – Ambassador Theatre Group

Careers in Events

Event managers plan and organise promotional, business and social events. They’re responsible for running a range of events, ensuring the target audience is engaged and the message of the event is marketed properly. Events play a huge part in the success of a brand or an organisation.

As an event manager, you’ll organise conferences, seminars and exhibitions, as well as parties and corporate incentive trips.

You’ll manage the whole process from the planning stage, right through to running the event and carrying out the post-event evaluation. The role is primarily hands-on and often involves working as part of a team.

Robert Martin – Freelance Marketing Consultant (Events)

Nichola Mason – Lancaster University

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