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Travel and Tourism is one of the most exciting fields to study in. Whether you want to train for a future in tourism or aviation or become a flight attendant travelling all around the world there are plenty of travel and tourism courses in New Zealand for you.
Qualifications start from Level 2 and go right up to Level 6. Depending on your chosen travel and tourism course, you will learn practical skills in flight attending, hospitality, travel and tourism, management, operations, and customer experience. A lot of providers will also offer their students the opportunity to complete internships in exciting locations across NZ and the world.
Some career opportunities available to graduates of a travel and tourism qualification are:
Travel Agent or Advisor
Crew member onboard a cruise ship
Business Development Manager within the hotel industry
Pay can vary a lot, depending on which career path you take after you have qualified.
Junior travel agents tend to earn around $55,000 per year, moving up to $100,000 per year with several years of experience. Flight Attendants sit a little lower, around $60,000 per year with experience, however they do get the chance to see places all over the world. Hotel Managers can earn up to $200,000 per year, depending on their experience level and the type of venue they are managing. For most jobs in the travel and tourism industry, you can expect to work some weekends and evenings.