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Travel, Tourism & Aviation

Careers in travel and tourism are vast – in fact, they almost cover the entire world! Whether you’d like to fly around the globe as an air travel assistant, work abroad in a sunny destination as a resort rep, or manage a leisure facility here in the UK, there’s an incredible range of jobs to choose from in this sector.

In Manchester alone, tourism is worth around £7 billion to the economy, so there are plenty of local opportunities to work in this industry! With over a thousand new openings every year, it’s up to you whether you’d like to help others book their holidays as a travel agent, oversee the smooth running of a hotel as a manager, or even follow a career path in security and crowd control for large tourist events!

Top Career Opportunities

Airport security officer

Average salary: £29k

Travel agent

Average salary: £40k

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Hotel manager/ owner

Average salary: £60k

Air travel assistant

Average salary: £40k

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Air traffic controllers £75,836
Environmental health professionals £39,520
Aircraft maintenance & related trades £33,113
Travel agency managers and proprietors £29,744
Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors £24,731
Security guards and related occupations £28,764
Air travel assistants £28,515
Air transport operatives £27,514
Conference and exhibition managers and organisers £23,732
Bus and coach drivers £22,588
Restaurant/catering managers and proprietors £21,049
Air travel assistants £19,011
Security guards and related occupations £17,472
Leisure and theme park attendants £16,785
Leisure and travel service occupations £16,348

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 749 more jobs with an estimated of 2,820 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for travel and tourism related occupations is £27,397 per year.

Travel, Tourism & Aviation

The travel and tourism industry is absolutely huge and incredibly varied – in Manchester alone, tourism is worth around £7 billion to the local economy!

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