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
|Top Job (By Salary)||Average Salary|
|Air traffic controllers||£86,100|
|Aircraft maintenance & related trades||£41,800|
|Environmental health professionals||£34,300|
|Travel agency managers and proprietors||£30,500|
|Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors||£29,300|
|Air transport operatives||£29,200|
|Conference and exhibition managers and organisers||£26,900|
|Bus and coach drivers||£25,800|
|Restaurant/catering managers and proprietors||£24,600|
|Security guards and related occupations||£24,500|
|Air travel assistants||£17,100|
|Leisure and travel service occupations||£16,400|
|Leisure and theme park attendants||£8,700|
There are predicted to be 1,445 more jobs with an estimated of 4,246 annual openings.
The current average wage for travel and tourism related occupations is £30,400 per year.