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Employment Opportunities

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the UK worth approximately £75.9 billion in 2002 and supporting around 2.1 million jobs. The English Tourism Council say cuts in interest rates and "the strength of the consumer sector is good news for the tourism market" (Source: Insights 2002-2003).

Employment can be seasonal and if you run your own business there can be some months were you will have to close or run a very reduced operation.

There are a vast range of jobs in the tourism sector and below is a selection of them:

  • Accountancy
  • Accounts
  • Administrative & Clerical staff
  • B&Bs
  • Bar service
  • Bookings agents
  • Camping / Caravanning
  • Chambermaids / Room servicing staff
  • Chef/kitchen staff
  • Cinemas, theatres
  • Coach holidays / transport
  • Countryside management
  • Entertainment
  • Farm attractions / animal management
  • Grounds keepers / gardeners
  • Horse Riding
  • Hotel management
  • Hunting / shooting / fishing
  • Museum staff
  • Nursery / child care
  • Portering
  • Publicity / Marketing
  • Pubs
  • Reception and front of house
  • Restaurant management
  • Restaurant service
  • Shop
  • Surfing / sport
  • Tourist Guides
  • Travel agents

And some of the places you can work include:

  • Beaches
  • Stately homes
  • B&Bs
  • Tea rooms
  • Rural sports
  • Farm attractions
  • Holiday villages
  • Catering
  • Theme parks
  • Museums and heritage centres
  • National parks
  • Hotels
  • Travel agents

There is also great scope for working for your self in the tourism industry:

  • Opening your house or garden to visitors
  • Opening your farm to visitors
  • Providing rural sports on your land (from clay pigeon shooting to paint balling)
  • Providing self catering cottages
  • Running a B&B or small hotel
  • Conducting guided walks of your area or historic walks in your town
  • Riding holidays
  • Mountain biking holidays
  • Do you have a special talent such as painting, baking, wine tasting or fishing that you could teach people whilst they stay at your house or nearby?
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