The travel and tourism industry employs roughly 16 million people in the United States, generating USD317 billion in payroll and ranking as the first, second, or third employer in 32 states. From 1994 to 2005, travel-related employment is expected to have grown more than 18 percent nationally, creating many alluring career opportunities for people with a wide variety of skills and interests.
Complete with current, detailed data, Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry profiles more than 75 professional and hourly jobs available within the field. Job articles present information on opportunities found in both the private and public sectors. From travel agent to tour guide and hotel general manager to flight navigator, this book explores the wide range of opportunities available in the travel industry. Appendixes offer invaluable access to information on colleges and universities, graduate programs, hotel and hospitality schools, unions and associations, companies and agencies, and websites.