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Work Experience Australia Program

Alliance Abroad Group GUARANTEES a 6-12 month PAID hospitality job BEFORE you land in Australia. How do we do it? We have a great team in Australia and the US that have established excellent relationships with leading Australian hotels and resorts. We also ensure you are taken care of every step of the way. We help with your visa, housing and even organize Meet Ups with other AAG participants...

Work and Travel in New Zealand

Smaller Earth provides job opportunities in New Zealand which allows participants to immerse themselves into Kiwi culture while working for up to an entire year in any job. Home to remarkable mountains, dramatic coastlines, and lush rainforests, the country is recognized for being a playground for those who have the thirst for adventure. The participants receive 12-month access to a job board, ...

Instituto Hemingway

Our Paid Jobs program guarantees a placement in a top restaurant/hotel in Ecuador. Accommodation, meals and pocket money are covered. You will earn enough to cover basic expenses. You will work on average 35-40 hours per week and will have one day off. The type of position will depend on your level of Spanish, experience in the hospitality management industry and dates. Generally speaking yo...

BUNAC

Bunac's Work in Ireland program is run in conjunction with USIT and authorized by the Irish Government. The program allows you to spend up to 4 months living and working in Ireland. On this program you are able to take any job anywhere in the Republic of Ireland in order to support yourself financially. Ireland has an incredibly youthful culture with half of the population under the age of 2...

Job Placements with Knowledge Must in India

Find the best jobs in the Tourism industry abroad through Knowledge Must. Work in one of the world's top companies, meet new people, and develop professional skills. Prospective applicants worldwide can work in China or India.

USEH International Inc.

The program will allow participants to have a rotation within the Culinary Department where they will be able to see applications in different outlets including; Main Kitchen/ Banquet Kitchen/ Inventory obtaining positions based on their experience and interest areas such as hot kitchen/ cold kitchen/ pastry.

New Zealand Internships - Quality & Service

Best Service, Best Quality guaranteed! Being the first on the market, we have vast experience in finding qualitative placements and close relationships to businesses in every industry, reaching from agriculture to engineering and marketing to tourism. We are proud to say that we have successfully positioned more than 1,500 students in organizations throughout New Zealand. You think that...

Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu Summer Internships

The ImmerQi China Internship Program offers you the opportunity to gain international work experience in a dynamic economy, learn Mandarin and become culturally immersed in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. This is the ideal program for undergraduates looking to get international experience before graduating or recent graduates trying to get their foot in the door. You c...

Paid Instructor Internships  Ski and Snowboard

Get paid to experience a snow season in Japan, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland EA Ski and Snowboard Training Working with more resorts than any other internship provider, EA Ski and Snowboard Training provides the only way you can combine training, instructor certifications AND a guaranteed instructor job offer - all in one season. Employment and resort options to suit everyon...

Twin Work & Volunteer

Work in the Tourism industry abroad with Twin Work & Volunteer. International participants can experience a different culture while earning. This jobs abroad program is available in Canada, Norway, and Spain.

Visit the Real Australia and Get Paid Doing It!

Experience down under first hand and get paid doing it through Visitoz programs available the year round. The programme starts with a 9-day introductory package that includes one night in Brisbane, three nights at Rainbow Beach for jet lag recovery, soak under the sun or surfing, half day for administration and shopping with meals. The next days are spend on farm training that involves fun and ...

InterExchange

Participants can work a variety of short-term seasonal and entry-level jobs at locations throughout New Zealand. Participants may work at-will, taking jobs that fit their skills and interests, allowing them time to travel and sight see in New Zealand on their own schedule. Job boards, a job referral service, an orientation session, plus additional in-country services are available through our...

Latitude International Education

French language study plus working holiday job in Paris! Latitude International Education along with our language school partner gives you an opportunity for a paid job in hospitality/tourism industry while improving your level of French with a language course. The program is a linguistic, cultural and human experience. You will learn French in a school and in a professional environment, work i...

City Travel Review

Combine work, formal education, and travel in an internship program with City Travel Review. The organization provides programs that integrate work, study amd fun in short gap periods of 3-12 weeks. These programs are open to young professionals, undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates.

Greenheart Travel

The Work in New Zealand program is an exciting opportunity to fund your travels abroad. You will gain access to job boards and housing services as well as meet a variety of other international travelers upon arrival, and in true freestyle fashion, you get to choose where you live and work for the 6 months - 1 year you choose to work abroad. Although the program requires a certain amount of...

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Tourism Jobs Abroad

For those addicted to travel, a tourism job abroad is often the first and most natural career choice. Since there are a number of employment paths in the tourism field, what you choose to do is somewhat dependent on where you choose to live. It is also always exciting to live and work abroad in countries that most people only dream of traveling to!

Why Work Abroad in Tourism

Working in tourism abroad is an excellent way to get real experience in the field you are interested in. It also demonstrates on your resume that you have the practical knowledge necessary to be successful in the highly competitive and always developing world of tourism.

While working abroad at a hotel, resort, restaurant, local attractions, events and conferences, tourism board, or travel company, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the core of the industry: travel and each of its moving parts to accommodate guests. While working abroad in tourism, your skills will grow significantly by learning the systems and processes utilized abroad. You’ll learn how local issues impact the tourism industry as well as how tourism impacts local communities.

Locations

With international travel expanding to include regions and countries otherwise overlooked in previous years, tourism jobs abroad can stretch to all corners of the world. However, there are certainly a few areas on the globe that have a higher concentration of tourists annually. 

Europe is one of the most highly-visited continents by travelers throughout the world. These countries have been popular for centuries, making a culture of tourism deeply rooted in European societies. Destinations such as France, Italy, and Spain are especially popular, and the tourism industries there are concentrated on the historical and cultural traditions of each country. 

Australia and New Zealand have been experiencing an increase in tourism in recent years. From the coasts, to the mountains, to bustling cities, these countries are prime locations for those looking to explore beyond the well-beaten path of Europe’s historical landmarks. Tourists in Australia and New Zealand are typically younger, making for a very vibrant and energetic travel culture that can be exciting to work in.

South America and Central America, with their various indigenous and Hispanic cultures, ancient ruins, and delicious food, have been making a name for themselves in the tourism industry. Specifically, ecotourism has boomed in certain countries, such as Costa Rica, shifting travelers’ typical exploration of cities to the rainforests and beaches and emphasizing an appreciation for natural beauty as well as man-made wonders.

Tourism Jobs Abroad

There are a number of different paths to take when searching for a tourism job abroad, and your decision on what career to follow is entirely dependent on your skills, goals, and where you plan to work. 

Perhaps one of the most common jobs in tourism is working as a flight attendant, which provides you with endless opportunities to travel the world while working. If you don’t mind living out of a suitcase and you can’t decide on which country to settle in, a career in the airline industry might be right for you.

In some countries, you can legally work as a freelance tour guide. In order to work abroad as a tour guide, you must truly know the area in which you are working, everything from the history, to the language, to the culture, to when the buses arrive and where the best food is. Working abroad as a freelance tour guide allows you to live amongst locals, but also constantly share the beauty of your adopted country with travelers just like yourself.

Many hostels, hotels, beach resorts, and ski lodges throughout the world typically hire great numbers of staff for seasonal hospitality work. These tourism jobs are usually offered during the peak tourist seasons for each particular location—for the urban hubs of Europe, this typically lasts from late spring to the end of summer whereas ski resorts in South Korea will hire primarily in the winter months. Most temporary tourism jobs abroad are filled by young adults from all over the world, creating a multicultural and entertaining workplace.

For those interested in a more corporate environment, travel companies that organize group tours abroad may be a good choice. These can be boat cruises, walking tours of different cities, or perhaps even multiple countries within a continent. Some of these tourism jobs may include the operations and planning of the trips beforehand or the on-the-ground execution and logistics of leading groups of tourists through unfamiliar country. Working abroad in large travel agencies allows you to work within the field of tourism in a career-driven and competitive environment.

Salaries & Affordability

Salaries for international tourism jobs will vary depending on what part of the industry you decide to work in and what country you choose to live in.

The average flight attendants’ salary is around $38,800, whereas those interested in working as a tour guide can make anywhere between $27,000 and $40,000, although your salary is commensurate with your level of knowledge and experience. When working as a contracted tour guide (hired by another company to give tours), the company will typically pay you a lower base salary, with the assumption that you will earn more in tips.

In Europe, full-time work in hospitality will pay approximately $1,500 a month, sometimes with a room and some food provided. However, this may vary from country to country; the type of establishment (hostel vs. resort) may also affect your salary too.

Although the corporate world of travel provides less on-the-ground experience, you are compensated by a higher salary. Tour consultants for companies that organize tours abroad can earn on average around $41,000 with the opportunity for bonuses.

Benefits & Challenges

International tourism jobs can set you on a path towards an exciting career that allows you to continue to experience the rewarding challenges and excitement of living and working abroad. Future employers will see that you have practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the tourism industry, which will be helpful as you continue your career.

Some countries require you to have a sponsored visa in order to live and work in-country. Additionally, working as a freelance tour guide in certain parts of the world requires a level of education on par with that of a university history professor in order to be a certified guide. You must know your chosen region or country thoroughly in order to be an effective guide.

Working in tourism abroad does not necessarily mean that you will simply be paid to travel. It is a challenging, time-consuming field of work that requires a great deal of dedication and know-how in order to succeed. However, it is also an incredibly rewarding career path that connects you with other travelers and the country in which you decide to work abroad in. Not to mention the opportunity to live where others are merely vacationing is a huge bonus!

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