Tourism Manager Job Description

October 13, 2009 | By More

Tourism Manager Job Profile and Description

Tourism is defined as traveling or touring for recreational, leisure or business purposes. Most people tour during their vacations. There are several tourist destinations worldwide. These can be browsed online or you contact a tour agent to enlighten you on the various options of the various hot spot attractions that are available anywhere in the world. Tourism is supposed to make the world more accessible to all who are able to afford totravel and get to see what the other side of the world has to offer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Some of the duties and responsibilities of a tourism manager are as follows:

  • Develops products for the various tourist destinations worldwide
  • Provides tourists with detailed options on where, when and how to spend their hard earned cash and enjoy the much needed vacation
  • Arranges for transfers and travel plans for the tourists in their area of choice to visit or stay
  • Creates activities that would ensure a memorable experience for any tourists visiting any particular area
  • Applies sales and marketing skills to be able to acquire clients/tourists, for various destinations in order to promote and generate foreign exchange
  • With the recession having hit the industry rather hard, the tourism manager works out the most affordable and attractive budgets for anyone hoping to take a vacation anywhere
  • Market various destinations as tourism sites once they have been discovered and explored

Skills and Qualifications

    • Good communication and computer skills
    • Excellent customer care skills is highly necessary
    • A university degree or college diploma in tourism or history is an asset
    • Great leadership skills and team building skills an added advantage
    • Experience in the tourism industry as you come up the ranks working your way from the bottom is highly essential
    • Good negotiation skills

Education and Qualifications

  • High school diploma, with a preferred degree in tourism management is highly essential

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