- Market research
- General sales
- Meeting and convention sales
- Incentive travel sales
- Media planning and development
- Public relations
- Tour operators
- Historical, cultural, and natural attractions
- Lodging: hotel/motel, bed and breakfast, timeshares, and campgrounds
- Reservation companies
- Destination areas: amusement centers, theme parks, and resorts
- Special event and festival organizations
- Conference centers
- Entertainment industry: casinos, theaters, and stadiums
- Restaurants, dining clubs, taverns, and fast food operators
- Product and equipment suppliers and manufacturers
- Transportation/travel industry: airlines, cruise companies, car rental agencies, travel agencies, airports, motor coach/tour carriers, and rapid transit (Amtrak)
- Leisure organizations: sporting clubs, fitness/recreation facilities, and country clubs
- Trade and professional associations
- Public or private corporations and businesses
- State, federal, and local government: tourism offices, visitor bureaus, convention centers, and park systems
Information & Strategies
- Consider a minor in public relations, marketing, business, or advertising.
- Gain competency in a variety of computer programs, especially computer graphics.
- Gain experience in customer service and communication skills.
- Learn about geography and international travel regulations.
- Strive for excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Learn to think creatively in order to develop unique marketing campaigns and selling techniques.
- Attend conferences and trade shows.
- Join student clubs and professional associations in your field of study and volunteer for their publicity committees.
- Start in reservations or telephone sales. Learn the product line and how to deal with travel agents and customers.
- Be willing to relocate to a major city like Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, or New York for more opportunities.
- Learn state, federal, and local government job application process.
- Take a part-time job in any area and move up.