Working in travel and tourism involves advising on and making travel arrangements for customers, as well as providing services to enhance holidaymakers’ enjoyment, comfort and safety.

You will take part in trips and visits to organisations including hotel chains and major tourism destinations, such as Disneyland Paris. These visits will increase your understanding of the importance of customer service and attention to detail in this service-oriented industry.

Previous students also regularly supported major local events. These kinds of projects develop excellent teamwork skills and enable you to experience the realities of working in this fast-paced and, at times, high-pressured industry.

Activate Learning prides itself on its relationships with local partners and as a result, you will also have the opportunity to join work experience placements in numerous organisations including hotels, transport companies, ski resorts and tourist attractions, both in the UK and abroad.

The focus in this service-oriented industry is on customer service and attention to detail. Careers include cruise-ship steward, airline cabin crew, hotel receptionist/concierge, travel agent, and events manager, to name just a few!

In the UK, 2.7% growth is expected in this sector between 2022–2027. Air travel staff, and hotel managers are the largest occupations, with 2.35% and 4.73% growth expected in this time frame.

Industry partners

Vanessa, Travel and Tourism Level 3 The specialist facilities at college, like the air cabin crew training room, help prepare you for work and gain more confidence.   
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