Despite the effects of the pandemic, travel and tourism is a sector that has recovered and displayed exponential growth as soon as the lockdown was removed. We as humans love to travel, and that’s why no matter where we come from, travelling is a passion shared by the entire world! In the year ending September 2022, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges tourism region experienced a year-on-year increase in domestic overnight spend (+107% to $393 million), equalling $554 spent per domestic overnight visitor and $269 per visitor night. Domestic overnight expenditure represented 50% of the total expenditure for the region in the year ending September 2022.*
A career in Tourism can be the perfect gateway, and here is why:
1. Global opportunities
The tourism industry is among the fastest-growing areas of employment in the world. These jobs are available locally and internationally, so the world is your oyster!
2. Transferable skills
Education in tourism provides students with a well-rounded knowledge base. This includes business and marketing fundamentals, events/project management, sustainability, cross-cultural awareness, and so much more! These skills are useful for a variety of different careers.
3. Make an impact
With more and more people travelling each year, it’s important to understand the impact this has on our environment, cultures and communities. Tourism has the potential to make the world a better place, by addressing staff shortages to increase the local economy and maintaining hotspots in a sustainable manner.
Job seekers are looking for even more flexibility in their work schedule; that is exactly what you will find with a career in tourism! Tourism is not a 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday industry; it’s an ‘always on’ sector where you have the choice to choose jobs where you’ll be working days, nights, weekends and weekends.
5. It’s fun!
Ever notice how people in the tourism industry always seem to be smiling and having a great time? It’s because a career in tourism is so much fun! When you are exposed to new things and meet people from all over the world every day, life becomes an adventure.
*Source: Victorian Tourism Statistics year ending Sept 2022
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