Discover a world of opportunities in travel and tourism with roles that let you indulge your passion for adventure, culture, and helping others make unforgettable memories

Holiday representative

As a holiday rep, you'll be the go-to person for clients on package holidays. Your mission is to ensure they have a good break, from the moment they arrive to their final departure. You'll be responsible for:

  • hosting welcome meetings
  • troubleshooting any issues
  • managing activities
  • helping guests find excursions and car rentals.

While a degree in childhood studies, hospitality/tourism management, modern languages, or leisure and tourism isn't required, it can be a bonus. This role requires long days - you should be prepared to work 12 or more hours a day, six days a week.

Discover what you could earn as a holiday representative.

Theme park manager

Responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day running of a park, managers' duties include:

  • supervising the customer experience
  • planning and development
  • monitoring health and safety
  • overseeing the park's finances and staff management.

You may also be known as a guest experience manager, rides and operations manager or attractions manager.

Formal education isn't mandatory, but a degree in business, management, engineering, facilities management, hospitality or tourism management, or marketing can provide a strong foundation.

Few graduates start in management roles. Theme park management careers offer a salary range of £17,000 to £50,000, increasing with experience and park responsibility.

Gain a more in depth understanding of the role of a theme park manager.

Tour manager

You'll curate and guide groups on adventures across the UK and beyond, ensuring seamless travel and offering on-the-ground support throughout their journey.

Tour manager salaries range from £15,000 to £30,000 plus, with board and lodging provided while on tour.

Find out more about the role of a tour manager.

Tourism officer

Working with a variety of organisations like destination management companies, government agencies, and local authorities, your expertise will be in marketing a destination, managing visitor flow, and developing tourism products, services, and facilities. While a degree isn't mandatory, studies in journalism, tourism management, business, or marketing will give you a competitive edge.

Salaries typically range from £16,000 for trainee/assistant roles to over £40,000 for senior management positions.

Learn more about the responsibilities of a tourism officer.

Tourist information centre manager

You'll be the ultimate resource for visitors, overseeing a centre that provides information and recommendations for things to see and do in the area. Your duties will be diverse - from booking accommodation and selling souvenirs to running events and creating marketing campaigns.

While a specific degree isn't required, some subjects can give you an edge. Consider studies in:

  • archive and museum studies
  • business or management
  • geography
  • information technology
  • librarianship/information management.

Discover the skills you'll need to be a successful tourist information centre manager.

Travel agency manager

As a manager in this role, you'll craft personalised travel experiences for clients, promoting and selling holidays and travel products. Whether you're a recent graduate or an industry veteran, your passion for travel and tourism is key. Success thrives on excellent attention to detail, strong organisation, and IT proficiency. 

Salaries typically range from £20,000 for starting roles to £50,000 for senior positions. The specific salary depends on experience, company size, location, and market.

Gain an insight into the role of a travel agency manager.

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