Find out where a travel and tourism HND can take you…
The Travel and Tourism industry is an essential source of revenue and profession to many economies, families, and individuals, so it is not surprising that Travel and Tourism remains one of the world’s most popular industries.
For example, a hotel consists of multiple-skilled groups such as facility maintenance and direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, management, marketing, human resources and more). Likewise, air travel involves the work of a travel agent, ticketing person, pilots, flight attendants, ground-staff, airline management, and airport facilities including retail outlets, provision of food and entertainment, and marketing.
In total, that’s a lot of people and a lot of jobs to fill, making it a huge source of revenue for the location in which it’s based. It therefore shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that the numbers of jobs for workers in Travel and Tourism are high, and continue to rise.
What work is involved?
As someone working within the travel and tourism industry, you will be helping people to enjoy themselves or to reach destinations they want to visit. Whether you are the person who helps others choose their vacation setting, plans their mode of transport, books their seats or hotel rooms, develops and takes charge of their activities and entertainment, or even shows them the sights.
You will be the person who people depend upon to fulfil their holiday expectations. A person whose service and judgement people will respect. Of course, the list of jobs goes on and on… travel agents, tour operators, travel planners, airline staff, hotel management, cruise-line staff, food services, theatres, marketing experts… and so on.
Travel and tourism commodities:
- Hospitality(hostels, hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, bed and breakfasts, cruises)
- Food and beverage(cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, pubs, bars)
- Transportation, land, air and sea (taxis, buses, trains, aircraft, ships – involving infrastructure, networks, stations, terminals)
- Entertainment(theatre, cinema, dancing, music, variety shows, the arts, planned themes, parades, planned site visits)
- Recreation(parks, beaches, outdoor activities, sports, pursuit of hobbies, adventure activities, educational development)
Travel and tourism industries:
- Accommodation services
- Food and beverage services
- Retail trade
- Transportation services
- Pleasure and leisure services
- Cultural, sports and recreational services
Finding an appropriate HND qualification
An Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management at UKCBC, is an excellent college if you decide on a career in the Travel and Tourism industry. Studying in London will provide you with the blend of knowledge, practical skills, and learning environment vital for your career success.
Get in touch with the team at UKCBC to find out more about our Travel and Tourism Management HND to help you in your chosen career.