Tourism is a rapidly growing marketplace. Where once there was just domestic or international tourism, there is now: winter tourism, sustainable tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism, medical tourism, creative tourism, budget tourism and, of course, gap years.


A tourism degree offers a plethora of jobs including event organiser, hotel manager, holiday representative, tour manager, and travel agency manager. 

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Tourism: a career on the move

“Tourism: a career on the move”

Careers in tourism are more than just a source of income; they offer innovation, excitement and opportunity. Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In 2010, a record 940 million international tourists spent around US$919 billion on their trips abroad. Domes… read more

Travel & Tourism in the UK

“Travel & Tourism in the UK”

Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, Bob Cotton, discusses what makes the UK a great study destination for hospitality and tourism students from around the world. Travel and tourism is one of the 21st century’s most dynamic industries — it is growing and it is international. … read more

Catering to the demands of curious travellers

“Catering to the demands of curious travellers”

This article explores the importance of food to people who travel, focusing on how the city of Toronto has stepped up to meet this need and the opportunities this has created for students looking to study hospitality in Canada. When we think back to our childhood’s, for many it is clear that some… read more

Training as a tour guide in Ireland

“Training as a tour guide in Ireland”

Make sure you have the necessary skills and qualifications to become a registered tourist guide in Ireland. If you are interested in working in Ireland and have a passion for the country’s history, heritage and culture, then you may be considering a career in tour guiding. There are various cours… read more

A great time to study in Canada

“A great time to study in Canada”

David Lauer, from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, discusses Canada’s fast growing reputation as a provider of world class hospitality and tourism education. Recognised as one of the world’s premier travel destinations, Canada is well-known for providing visitors with a wide range of… read more