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Career Opportunities in the Travel Industry

The travel and tourism industry employs roughly 16 million people in the United States, generating $317 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 interest. Complete with current, detailed data, this book 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 oopportunities available in the travel industry. Appendices offer access to information on colleges and universities, graduate programs, hotel and hospitality schools, unions and association, companies and agencies and websites.
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Gr 8 Up-Easily accessible introductions to these fields. Each volume devotes a spread to numerous careers, including a wide range of jobs under the umbrella profession. Travel looks at airline staffs, cruise crews, overnight-accommodations people, restaurant employees, tour and travel services, sales, executives and managers, tourist-related health-care workers, and other specialized careers. Computers profiles positions in programming and software development, information-systems operation and management, training and support, general networking, computer-related office positions, and information science professions. Profiles outline duties; alternate job titles; salary ranges; job prospects; chances for advancement; the best locations when looking for a job in the field; and prerequisites, including education and training, experience, special skills and personality traits, and any necessary licenses or certifications. A "Career Ladder" shows the hierarchy of positions within the field. Job descriptions expound on all these areas, list organizations and unions, and offer tips for entry into the field. The information is presented in a clean, professional style. The "Cool Careers for Girls" series (Impact) goes into much greater detail, including personal narratives, but covers fewer jobs. This series is designed for sophisticated, goal-oriented readers who are looking for a quick but detailed overview.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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