Travel and Tourism – a lucrative career in South Africa

Published on : Friday, March 30, 2018

South AfricaTourism is one of the most thriving industries in South Africa. With breathtaking views, hiking trips, endless beaches and lush vineyards the tourism industry is very competitive and dynamic one.

Tourists from around the globe flock to South Africa. Studies show that 3.5 million tourists visited South Africa in 2017 alone.

A number of universities, community colleges, and vocational schools feature degree programmes specific to the growing field of travel and tourism.

Degree programs in this field cover topics that include hotel management, hospitality services, and travel booking as well as business and finance concepts.

Travelling to scenic and exotic places is an integral part of tourism should you choose to take up tourism as your field of study.

You will always be challenged to think innovatively as this industry is ever-changing. You should be able to develop new ideas and solutions to stay at the top of your game.

Creativity comes along with innovative thinking and that’s why the tourism industry will also give you the opportunity to be creative and develop fast thinking methods.

You are the first person of contact to any tourist so make it count by using your communication abilities and skills you learned in college.

Don’t forget that interpersonal relationships are the foundation of a successful career in tourism. Staff usually should manage a lot of customer queries and the prior focus in the Tourism Industry is, to ensure positive experiences and satisfying guests from all around the globe.

If you have a passion for people, travel, and adventure studying tourism will be an industry in which you will be able to express yourself and your love for travel and different cultures.

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