CAREERS IN THE TOURISM SECTOR THE TOURISM SECTOR plays a very vital role in the economic activities of various countries around the world. In certain countries, income generated from tourism activities constitute a huge portion of the country’s GDP. Those countries […]
CAREERS IN THE TOURISM SECTOR
THE TOURISM SECTOR plays a very vital role in the economic activities of various countries around the world. In certain countries, income generated from tourism activities constitute a huge portion of the country’s GDP. Those countries that are not taking advantage of the economic opportunities offered by the tourism sector are being left behind in a big way. A number of career opportunities exist in the tourism sector. We look at a number of those career opportunities in this article.
1) TRAVEL AGENT
Travel Agents research, plan, and book holiday or business trips for individuals and groups. Although there are now several online platforms that offer people an opportunity to research and book their own travel arrangements online, it is much more convenient to use a travel agent, as they often have vast experience and knowledge in tourism destinations and ways to get there . They are able to help with booking airtickets, accommodation, transfer arrangements, and activities.
If you’re considering a career as a Travel Agent, you will need superb organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to think on your feet. We will be look more at this acreer path in our next articles.
2) HOTEL MANAGER
A hotel Managers oversees all aspects of running a hotel establishment – starting with housekeeping and general maintenance to budget management and marketing of the hotel. To embark on a career as a hotel manager, you will need excellent interpersonal skills, experience in the hospitality industry, and experience in managing employees.
You will be responsible for the daily running of the hotel, including recruitment, training and supervising staff; managing budgets; planning maintenance work; dealing with customer complaints; overseeing reservations; promoting and marketing the hotel; and ensuring that the hotel complies with health and safety regulations.
3) SPA MANAGER
Spa Managers are responsible for the daily operations of health and beauty spas. They manage a spa’s finances, employees, and services. Many of the tasks are business-related and can include recordkeeping, getting involved in promotional campaigns, maintaining stock inventories, and payroll management.
Spa Managers create weekly or monthly work schedules, oversee general spa maintenance, train new employees, and arrange staff workshops on new treatments. Often, experience in spa management is essential when applying for this position.
4) TOUR OPERATOR
Tour Operators put together tour and travel components to create holiday packages. They deal with a number of service providers, including bus operators, airlines and hotels. They prepare itineraries for various destinations and will study trends in popular destinations in order to put together attractive holiday packages for their clients. They deal mainly with Travel Agents, who in turn deal with the public. Tour Operators will often visit destinations to check whether they should include them in their packages. This career is suitable for those who enjoy traveling.
5) EVENT & CONFERENCE ORGANISER
Event & Conference Organisers are responsible for the finer details of planning and organising any event. They work as part of a bigger team. They co-ordinate every aspect of meetings and conferences, from speakers and meeting venues to the printed materials and audio-visual equipment to be used during the event.
To become an Event and Conference Organiser, you need to be able to think on your feet, pay attention to detail, deal with clients and suppliers, and work under tight deadlines and pressure and be willing to work long hours in order to ensure the success of an event.
6) TOUR GUIDE
Tour Guides give guided tours to individual or groups of visitors/tourists. They must have expert knowledge of specific tourist attractions, including, but not limited to natural features, historic sites, museums, game parks and other tourist destinations. Tour Guides may provide , open view safaris, walking tours, bus tours, or even boat tours.
As a Tour Guide you are more likely to gain most of your experience on the job. You need to have excellent communication skills – and being multilingual will make your job much more interesting.
7) EXECUTIVE CHEF
People are happier when they eat good food. Food makes people happier. This job is suitable for people who enjoy making people happy with the food that they prepare. The Executive Chef is in charge of a restaurant’s kitchen, and is responsible for managing the kitchen staff, planning the menu, sourcing the freshest ingredients, and making sure that food hygiene is maintained throughout the restaurant. An Executive Chef must be able to spot problems and resolve them quickly and efficiently.
If you’re passionate about fine dining, this might be the perfect career for you. It involves thorough training in all aspects relating to food preparation and costing.
A Sommelier is an expert in wines. A Wine Sommelier is passionate about the different kinds of wines. He or she is very well trained and has accumulated vast knowledge about wine, specialising in all aspects of wine service. Five-star restaurants will usually employ a Sommelier to develop their wine list and to help customers find a wine within their budget that suits their tastes and complements their food.
As a Sommelier, your day usually starts around 14:00, when you review your inventory, meet with suppliers, and arrange to taste wines. Before the restaurant opens for dinner, you go over the wine list with your staff. Then you work the floor, seeing to customer’s needs. Your day might not end until 01:00 or 02:00 in the morning when the last customer leaves the restaurant.
9)PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
A Public Relations Officer or PR Manager manages a brand’s reputation, and will plan, develop, and implement specific strategies to build and maintain the overall brand and reputation. The PR Manger will also act as the company’s spokesperson when called upon do so. In the Tourism and Hospitality environment, a PR Manager might work for a hotel chain, a cruise company, or a game reserve depending on where the opportunities present themselves.
The job will involve communicating positive press releases about the company, arranging events at the hotel (including press conferences, exhibitions, open days, and tours) and connecting with relevant influencers in the industry. PR Managers will also have to deal with potential crisis situations. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are essential for a PR Manager.
10) LEISURE ACTIVITY CO-ORDINATOR
Leisure Activity Co-ordinators usually work for resorts and hotel chains. They’re the people on the ground who make sure that planned activities run smoothly. They’re also responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day management of a leisure centre, organising health and fitness programmes, promoting and marketing the business, and interacting with guests. To become a Leisure Activity Co-ordinator, you will need excellent interpersonal skills, as you will spend most of your time interacting with guests.
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Univercity Institute in association with Digiipro Academy Presents: Online Tourism & Hospitality Courses. With the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sector slowly returning to normal, thousands of job opportunities which were lost during the hard lock-down in many countries are slowly re-emerging. The […]
Univercity Institute in association with Digiipro Academy Presents:
Online Tourism & Hospitality Courses.
With the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sector slowly returning to normal, thousands of job opportunities which were lost during the hard lock-down in many countries are slowly re-emerging. The Univercity Institute, in association with Digiipro Academy present courses to prepare both new and old participants in the industry for the rebound. Please Click Here to select your course and register to take full advantage of the the return of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
|Course Name||Duration||Normal Fees||Bursary||Registration Fee|
|Basic Tourism||06 Months||R3 000.00||R1 500.00||R300.00|
|Advanced Tourism||09 Months||R6 000.00||R3 000.00||R350.00|
|Basic Hospitality||06 Months||R3 000.00||R1 500.00||R300.00|
|Advanced Hospitality||09 Months||R6 000.00||R3 000.00||R350.00|
- Applications for admission and registration are now open.
- The First batch of students will commence their studies on 02 November 2020,
- The Second batch of students will commence on 11 January 2021,
- The Third batch will commence on 01 March 2021,
- The courses consist of both theory and practice and are geared towards employment in the domestic and international Tourism and Hospitality sectors of the economy. Hospitality students may also be employed in the kitchen sections of hospitals, boarding schools, training colleges, universities, the military, mining and any sector where catering is part of the business.
- Exceptional Students may also consider opening and running their own businesses in these sectors upon completion of the 09 months course.
- The last 3 months of each course will consist of practical work experience at an establishment in the tourism and hospitality industry nearest to where the student resides.
- Prospective students are required to first apply for admission, and once admitted, proceed to pay the registration fee and enroll to commence their studies. At least 10 days prior to the commencement of their studies students must pay the full course fees.
- There is a bursary amount which covers 50% of the total study fees set aside for students who apply, are admitted and register early and pay their full amount of the course in advance,
- Students must specifically apply for the bursary when applying for admission,
- Students who are unable to pay the full course fee in advance may apply to the college for monthly payments for the duration of their studies, but may forfeit part or all of their bursary allocation unless the student submits a written motivation to retain the bursary.
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How Important is It to Have a Website for Your Business?
Running your own business is no easy task. There is just so much to do in a day that you wish the week had at least 10 days more. Having said that, one should always make online presence a top priority. Modern day lifestyle is jam-packed with plenty of smart technologies and online communication devices. People are always communicating electronically. For that reason, more and more businesses are discovering the opportunities created by an online presence. Websites are important for creating a strong, professional online identity. Here are some of the more important reasons for having an online presence:
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Window Shopping has changed completely.
People are no longer walking through crowded shopping malls and pavements in search of goods or services they may want to purchase. Instead people are now turning to social media and smart technologies to search, learn and to buy. They regularly visit websites such as Google, Internet Explorer, Yahoo, Facebook, Pinterest and other online sites, in search of where to make their next purchase. It is wise to ensure that your business is well represented online. Accordingly, a website allows you to display your products and services online, engage with a wide audience and establish yourself online. Once you have established a user-friendly, versatile website you can also begin launching your business on other online platforms including social media.
A Business Website Builds Credibility with Your Audience.
While you have your online address, you should also provide your physical address and contact details on your website. Your website is a place where new customers, clients, and business partners can find and contact you. It demonstrates who you are, what you have to offer, and how you run your enterprise. It is the face of your business, your first impression. If your website is not beautiful and easy to use, you will lose potential customers.
A business enterprise with a unique domain makes its e-mails more credible and trustworthy allowing it to create its own unique online presence that resonates with its physical presence. Over 80% of consumers are more trusting of a company that has an online presence.
Providing a 24/7 Accessibility.
No doubt that you will need to rest, but your website doesn’t! A website provides 24/7 accessibility to your target audience. While you have knocked off for the day, your website is still working hard to generate leads for your business. Websites provide an online office for returning clients and prospective buyers to learn about your brand and what you have to offer, at any time of day or night. As an example, if you have an eCommerce website where you showcase your products, consumers are able to make purchases 24/7! In our fast-paced, instant society – convenience is key! By making it easy and accessible for consumers to browse and buy online, you are automatically generating possible leads and conversions.
The best part of business websites is that you don’t have to be physically present to reap its benefits. Your website functions as your very own personal digital sales person. It informs your consumers of what they need to know about a products and allows you to make quick, opportune sales.
Capability to Work from Home.
It goes without saying that having your own website gives you the ability to engage with your existing and potential customers from home, which is very essential at any time and especially during this difficult times. More people are now creating access to the internet than ever before. They do so using mobile devices, laptops as well as desktops. It has, therefor, become much more easier to reach these people without even walking out of your door. It is prudent to take advantage of these new business opportunities as they develop.
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Create First Impressions through your Website.
It is better not to have a website than to have one that is slow, outdated and difficult to navigate. In today’s society, a website is often a consumers’ first impression of your business. As mentioned above, individuals are doing online research before they decide on making a purchase. Even if you are a general handyman business that depends on local foot traffic, there is a strong chance your potential customers are researching your business online. Therefore, it is imperative that one knows the all websites should possess. As seen in the illustration below, the design of your site is vital to the first impressions and credibility of a business.
Having said that, it is difficult to come to any other conclusion than that, for anyone who wish to grow their business, a website is a critical element of that path to growth. We have made out a clear case as to why, as a business, you need to have your own website and a professional designed website for that matter. Digiipro is in the business of designing, developing and maintaining websites. Study their prices below and get in touch to discuss the design of your website. You can only thank yourself later as you watch your website bring in more business than you thought possible.
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