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Travel and tourism is a growing field in which travel agents serve as facilitators for those in need of travel assistance. Organizing transportation, purchasing airline and cruise ship tickets, investigating and recommending tourist destinations, and implementing travel arrangements for government and industry are all daily responsibilities of travel agents. Travel and tourism jobs increasingly takes on an international flavor with the associated challenges of language, currency exchange rates, and changing economic and societal conditions.

Education & Career Opportunities in Travel and Tourism

Employers of travel agents are typically employment services, scheduled air transportation and airlines, insurance companies, travel services, and professional management companies. The highest paying employers of travel agents include the professional management companies, scientific research and development groups, and the sightseeing transportation industry.

In 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage in the travel and tourism industry was $30,790. The scientific research and development industry paid the highest mean wage that year at $45,570. Today, some vocational schools offer travel and tourism degree programs, and a number of colleges and universities offer degrees as well.

 

 

 

 



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