Would you like to get paid to travel? Tour managers, adventure guides, tour directors and travel guides all get to travel to exciting and exotic places, and get paid for the pleasure of introducing others to the cities and cultures that they love. If you’re looking for an exciting job in the field of travel and tours management, there are a number of different avenues and types of companies for which you might work.
Tour managers and tour directors often work with or for travel agencies that arrange trips for tourists overseas and in the United States. Their responsibilities include making sure that all of the tour participants in their charge have everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable tour experience. They are a combination of information center, logistics planner and guardian angel. They get paid to travel with groups of people on tours put together by the travel agencies for which they work. These travel and tours management jobs are among the most popular jobs where you get paid to travel.
If you love reruns of The Love Boat and think Julie’s job was one of the coolest in the world, you might enjoy a job as a tour director with a cruise line. Travel directors and tour directors on cruise lines spend most of their time on board the ship. They plan activities for guests of the cruise line and ensure that everything runs smoothly. They may also assist cruise guests with making arrangements for onshore trips, and occasionally get to go onshore and enjoy the cities and ports where the ship puts in. The biggest advantage of working as a tour director with a cruise line is free travel. Not only do you get paid to travel for your job, but you and family members will enjoy free and discounted travel anywhere the cruise line travels.
Nearly every city in the world has a number of tour companies that provide sightseeing tours of the city and surrounding area. Tour guide jobs and training with these companies are usually among the easiest entry level position in the travel and tours management industry. In most cases, all you need to get one of these jobs is a high school degree and a genuine interest in the city where you’ll be working. Some tour companies manage tours in cities all over the world. If you do well, you may get paid to travel to other cities and take positions in some of the most beautiful and exotic locations around the globe.
Why sit at home when you can have a fun job where you get paid to travel and introduce others to the wonders of traveling? Look into the many tour companies and agencies that can get you started on a lifelong career that you’ll enjoy.