Where To Find And Apply For Tourism Jobs

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South Africa has many destinations that have enabled the tourism industry to flourish and contribute to the country's economy. The tourism industry has an offering of diverse job opportunities that might interest you.


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Tourism offers great opportunities for emerging economies and developing countries. This also includes the sector creating jobs, strengthening the local economy, and contributing to local infrastructure development, just to mention a few.

If you have aspirations of looking for employment opportunities in this sector, there are several options to find and apply for tourism jobs in South Africa.

You may start doing your search by visiting online job portals such as Indeed, Careers24, and Tourism Talent.

If you have a LinkedIn profile and experience in this industry, make sure that you update your skills so that the platform will recommend relevant jobs and for you to be able to check your compatibility before applying for a vacancy.

Additionally, it's important to highlight any relevant skills and experience you have in your resume and cover letter. You may also want to check with travel agencies, hotels, and resorts for any available job opportunities.

Networking is crucial in the tourism industry, so attending job fairs, conferences, and industry events can help you make valuable connections. 

Where To Study Tourism Management in South Africa?

South Africa has several institutions that offer courses in tourism management. Some of the best institutions to study tourism management in the country include the University of Pretoria and the University of Johannesburg.

Whilst the University of Cape Town only offers a qualification in Tourism Management as part of the institution’s postgraduate studies.

Other notable institutions include the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, the Durban University of Technology, and the Tshwane University of Technology. 

These institutions offer courses that cover various aspects of tourism management, including tourism marketing, tourism policy and planning, and sustainable tourism development.

Additionally, some private institutions such as the International Hotel School also offer tourism management courses.


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What is Tourism?

Tourism is the activities of people traveling to, and staying in places outside their hometown or usual environment. As a tourist, you visit these places for leisure, business or other purposes.

Over 200 million people work in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. Tourism businesses include hotels, resorts, cruise ships and lodges; all of which offer a relaxing and enjoyable environment in which to work.

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