Study towards a career in dynamic tourism industry

The tourism sector is set to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2023 and Fife College is ready to help you start a career in the travel industry.

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Pent-up demand for holidays is also driving the number of opportunities in the industry
Pent-up demand for holidays is also driving the number of opportunities in the industry

The coronavirus pandemic had a huge impact on the travel and tourism industry, with every business in the sector affected.

Businesses had to drastically change the way they operated, from altering how they managed numbers and crowds to introducing new technology.

All this led to a big change in jobs in the travel and tourism sector. While some jobs, such as a high street travel agent, may not be as common, there are many new jobs now being created.

A career in tourism offers the opportunity to become immersed in a wide range of cultures

From creating digital tourism products to helping businesses become more sustainable, new roles are being created in the tourism industry every day.

Pent-up demand for holidays is also driving the number of opportunities in the industry back up as segments within tourism, such as aviation, events and hospitality all return to normal service post-pandemic.

Recovering industry

This post-pandemic recovery in jobs was confirmed by the World Travel and Tourism Council, which forecasts that employment numbers in the sector will approach 2019 levels as early as next year.

They also believe that in the next decade a total of nearly 126 million jobs will be created around the world in the sector, with the industry set to play a key role in the global economic recovery.

Create special memories

There has therefore never been a better time to start working towards an exciting and rewarding career in the fast-paced, dynamic travel and tourism industry.

A career in tourism offers the opportunity to become immersed in a wide range of cultures as well as the chance to embrace creativity, innovation, and imagination to promote tourist destinations and create special moments which last long in the memory.

Fife College have a range of courses available to help you get started towards your dream career in tourism.

Gain skills in specialist areas

The College provide knowledge and skills in several specialist areas including sustainability, customer service, business management and leadership which all transfer to local, regional, national, and international tourism, events and customer service sectors.

There is also the opportunity to continue tourism, events and customer service studies up to degree level. Those completing an HNC, the equivalent of the first year of a degree, or HND, the equivalent of the second year, can progress to year two or three of a degree course at one of the College’s many partner universities.

For more information about the range of tourism, events and customer services courses on offer at Fife College, visit www.fife.ac.uk/tourism.