How to become a tourism manager
Keep in mind that the tourism Manager must possess a certain set of personal qualities. These include, for example, the ability to find contact with people, good memory, patience, responsibility, discipline. It is desirable that you have experience. So it will be easier to advise on the selection of vouchers to other people.
Not mandatory, but desirable is the presence of a diploma of higher education. Especially welcome such a degree as the Manager on tourism, hospitality or a foreign language. In General, knowledge of English, German, French or another language, even at the secondary level, will allow you to qualify for a better position and a larger salary. Also you must possess good office computers and basic software. Mainly because the booking of tours and hotels is through the Internet.
Be prepared to work as a tourism Manager. First of all, it is worth noting the lack of a clear work schedule. After all, you won't be able to leave the workplace at the end of the working day, if you have a client who needs advice. Sometimes the staff employed in the tourism sector, there is a need to go back to work on Saturday or Sunday. Sometimes you are assigned a floating weekend on schedule. It is advisable to be always on the phone, before the start of the day and after. After all, you can call clients, which depends on the amount of your income.
The travel Manager can count on a decent income, but he will have to get used to seasonal fluctuations, which affected tourist market. In the time of vacations and also during the long holidays, you can expect a higher income. But in those periods when the tourism is only available to costly permits, the wage level will be lower. Remember that the income of the tourism Manager consists of base salary and percent from transactions. As a rule, the salary is not very big.
Find the job of travel Manager. If you can, select the Agency, which is the official employment of their employees. Take a look at first, what activity do you prefer — booking of hotels, visa support, internal or external tourism.
To develop as tourism Manager. Learn information on other countries, its characteristics and traditions. Learn how to advise clients on what hotel to choose, what sights to visit. Probably you will have to take an informational tour from the Agency in which you arranged. During it you need to carefully inspect the hotels you happen to be, then to make up their minds to the purchaser of the permit. Attend various lectures and seminars to learn more about the areas in which your company operates.