Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
As per a new research, more than 250,000 Queenslanders will be working in the tourism industry in the coming three years. 1 out of every 10 Queensland workers, as per a recent statistics from Tourism Research Australia is associated directly with the tourism industry, creating more than 20,000 new tourism jobs within three years from now.
Queensland has been recorded as the best year for international visitor numbers. The love of visitors across the globe with this sunshine state is scoring newer heights with each passing years. In 2016, 2.6 million international visitors reached Queensland, as per the latest statistics released by the Tourism Research Australia.
Also, tourism has become a new career path as many tertiary courses and career guides related to tourism and hospitality has been introduced in various institutes and Universities in Queensland. Justine Partoon, after studying an animal science degree at university, succeeded with a job at Sea World’s Shark Bay on the Gold Coast before becoming a dolphin trainer.
To quote Partoon, ‘’ I’ve always been fascinated by dolphins and I knew this was a job you could do, but I never thought it would happen. If it wasn’t for the tourism industry we wouldn’t have these sorts of career opportunities. This is my dream job so I’m very lucky to get the chance to do this for a living.’’
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