If you love to travel and you are committed to ensuring tourists have a memorable experience why not make a career of it?
People who work in travel and tourism have a passion for travel, and a commitment to helping tourists make the most of their holiday whether at home or abroad.
1. Endless opportunities:
Tourism is an international industry, and the skills you learn at Prestige Academy are recognised internationally too. A career in tourism can literally open up the world for you, especially if you want to combine work with travel.
2. It’s creative:
Even though it is a people-orientated industry, a great variety of tourism jobs require you to think on your feet and be creative. People who work in tourism have a crucial part to play, making sure that visitors have a fantastic experience and then go back home to spread the word.
There is such a wide range of jobs in the industry so there is never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. The Diploma in Tourism Management can give you access to a career as a Tourist Guide, Tour Manager, Adventure Sports Activity Manager, Travel Consultant, Event and Conference Manager – the list is endless!
4. Learn why “the customer is always right”:
Jobs in tourism are all about providing friendly, efficient and attentive customer service. You’ll need good communication skills, the ability to work well with people and enjoy a challenge.
5. It’s not a 9-5 job:
It involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you can work but also in the kind of work you do.
6. You will be out and about:
During your studies you will go on excursions, such as MSC Cruises, you will go on field trips to various tourist attractions and practical experience industry-related assignments. You will also gain experience while completing work-integrated learning hours at a company of your choice.
7. You can be a source of travel advice:
The Diploma in Tourism Management takes you on a journey from seeing how the industry works with related excursions and practical assignments. The reason for this is so that you can help people to make the most of their trips to various destinations.
9. It’s a dynamic industry:
Travel and tourism is one of the most dynamic and competitive industries in the world. To stay ahead of the competition, new ideas and skills are constantly being developed across every area of the industry, from innovative mobile applications to creative hotel room design and imaginative tour itineraries.
10. It’s a growing industry:
South Africa’s travel and tourism industry is growing! Nowadays, South Africa welcomes tourists from around the globe and tourism is a vital component of our economy.
Study towards the Diploma in Tourism Management is a great place to start a highly successful and rewarding career in the Tourism industry.
Register HERE for our Diploma in Tourism Management.
Prestige Academy, proudly part of Stadio Multiversity, is celebrating 25 years of Excellence in the Private Higher Education and Training sector. One of our great accomplishments during 2019 was to be awarded the African Business Excellence Award for the Best Private Higher Education Institution in South Africa.