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
Travel Agent £21,800
Air travel assistants £17,100
Leisure and travel service occupations £16,400
Leisure and theme park attendants £8,700

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 1,445 more jobs with an estimated of 4,246 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for travel and tourism related occupations is £30,400 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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