The 2016 Outdoor Expo and Tourism Jobs
Get a taste of freedom and adventure at this year’s Outdoor Expo. The three day event will give you a chance to experience what it’s like to visit some of the most stunning destinations in Southern Africa. If you are travel agent or you are considering a career in travel and tourism this expo is definitely worth a visit. Find out more about this exciting expo and learn about tourism jobs by reading our informative blog.
The Outdoor Expo in May 2016
You can find everything that you need for your next adventure at the Outdoor Expo, taking place from the 27th of May, 2016, until the 29th of May, 2016. From information about spectacular destinations to the latest outdoor products, you are sure to be mesmerised by the amazing locations Southern Africa has to offer. If you are interested in travel and tourism jobs the expo is a great place to go and learn more about Southern Africa and what travellers have to look forward to.
An exciting feature of the expo is the Go Eco section which features wildlife and conservation. Here you will learn more about the environmental impact of people. You can also find environmentally friendly products in this section.
With an estimated 160 companies featured at the event, travel fanatics can review the latest tents and gadgets.
The show is organized by a dedicated team of staff who are passionate about offering the public a top quality event. As well as travel products, the exhibitors also include game lodges, guesthouses and tourism agencies. This popular event draws crowds of up to 20 000 visitors every year.
Travel and Tourism Jobs – Looking at the Travel Agent
Jobs in tourism involve researching travel destinations. That’s why it is such a good idea to attend the outdoor expo so you can gather information on some of South Africa’s best destinations. If you are still applying for travel agent jobs, you can impress your potential employers with your knowledge of the region.
Another core responsibility that is associated with this career is booking travel arrangements for clients. This includes aeroplane tickets, accommodation and tours. Travel agent jobs are available with agencies and you can also find freelance work.
Within these types of tourism jobs, you may be required to work with individual clients or for corporate companies. They typically have access to discounted fares and accommodation which benefit their clients. As a travel agent you can choose to specialise in a variety of areas which include honeymoons, student travel and cruises.
To be successful in this career you will need to be passionate about travel as well as working with people. Sales skills and communication capabilities are also vital. To become a travel agent you can train for a certificate or a diploma.
One option is to complete a National Diploma in Tourism Management or a Bachelor of Arts specialising in tourism. You could also complete training at a private educational institute. Typically the minimum requirements to enter training are a grade 12 with geography as well as maths or accountancy.
If you would like to learn more about this exciting career, read ‘The Exciting life of Travel Agents’ on our blog!