This field deals directly with the public. If you love to work with people, have pleasant personality, always maintain good grooming, appreciate leisure activities and able to work for longs hours or shifts or flexible schedules, this field might attract you.
A degree or higher qualifications coupled with relevant trainings are essential if you are aiming for strategic posts. The most important skills that you need are basically excellent communication skills, good time management skills and organizational skills. You need to be courteous when handling people, always in the mood of serving others and energetic to perform your tasks regardless of the times of the day.
This is one of the many professions that hire a lot of part-timers and contract staff based on events, tours or occasions. Thus, you can opt for full-time employment or work on a freelance basis with agreed hours.
For higher ranking employees, the salary packages are attractive but for operational and lower ranking employees, extra earnings are mostly based on hours spent or event-related.
So, what are the careers options in this field?
Dream Careers in Hotel & Tourism Field
- Hotel or Resort Director / Manager
- Guests Relations Manager
- Public Relations Manager
- Housekeeping Manager
- Reservations Manager
- Events Manager
- Meeting, Incentive, Conventions and Exhibitions Co-ordinator
- Club Manager
- Travel Advisor / Consultant
- Tour Co-ordinators
- Tourist Guides
Feature Author :
Sukma Murni Ab Hadi
(Learning Specialist & Career Consultant)