Location: Home > Study in UK > Study Guide > HOSPITALITY & LEISURE MANAGEMENT


date:Mar 22,2013 source:互联网 editorial staff:linan clicks:

Adventure, risk, fun and excitement - graduates who work in the travel and tourism industries get paid to do what they love.
If you feel most at home with a snowboard attached to your feet, then why not follow winters around the world as a snowboard instructor? If pumping iron in a gym all day appeals, then you could train to be a fitness instructor.
Or if you have a knack for organizing others, why not get paid to do it as a travel agent or resort representative?
These industries are all about people, hospitality and customer service - with plenty of fun, adventure and challenges thrown in.
To be successful in a leisure and tourism role, you'll need to be an outgoing, adventurous person who enjoys spending time with others, working towards goals, and is not afraid to take risks. You'll be organized, passionate, tolerant, able to think on your feet, and get a kick out of making sure others are having a good time.

There are a wide range of courses available at top universities for those interested in embarking on a career in leisure and tourism.
The type of undergraduate degree you choose will mainly depend on your interests. You could choose to focus on the marketing side of leisure and tourism, the organizational or management aspects, or the more practical side - where you get to spend more time outside of the office!
More niche areas of study could include countryside conservation or arts and cultural heritage. Many leisure and tourism degrees will also offer the opportunity to study a modern language - a definite asset for those working in this sector.

The leisure industry encompasses careers based in indoor leisure centres such as fitness instructors, managers or lifeguards.
It also includes careers in the outdoor arena such as sports instructors, players and coaches, and roles in entertainment - basically, anything that people do in their leisure time.
The tourism industry is, in general, slightly more adventurous. Think white water rafting, hiking, cross-country skiing, or skydiving.
But it too has its relaxing side. If a beach holiday appeals, chances are your travel agent, cabin crew, hotel concierge and tour guide have all studied an undergraduate degree in tourism.
However, the industries are competitive and it is important to look for as many opportunities as possible for work experience while you study. Having contacts and experience in the industry could be just as important as good grades when it comes to job hunting.
You should also bear in mind that many jobs in these industries require irregular working hours, and may be significantly affected by seasonal variation.

As well as giving you the specialist knowledge needed for work in a particular part of the leisure and tourism industry, a degree in these subjects should also provide the following transferable skills:
• Professional communication, spoken and written
• General IT skills
• Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
• Team work
• Flexibility and use of initiative
• Problem solving
• Organization and forward planning
• Specialist knowledge of particular industry/location/language

Ei Study www.eistudy.com professional overseas education service provider with years of experiences and highest rates of services and success in recommending world's best education institutions to fulfill your dreams in seeking knowledge and target your future. Zero agent fee! Local please contact: +65 6737 9958

Follow Us:
Hotline China:0086-4007160816 Hotline Singapore:0065-67379958
Copyright and Disclaimer
1.We welcome all kind of reproduction of our original articles, please indicate the source for reproduction purpose as followed: Singapore Eistudy en.eistudy.com;
2. All contents within this web site aims to disseminate useful information for the users, it does not fully represent the opinion of our web site and we do not assume tort liability or copyright of the published contents;
3. User should assume all responsibility for the opinions published in our blog / forum.
Zoe Cheng
咨询Zoe Cheng
Top Weekly News
Top Courses

Toll-free China Hotline:

Singapore Hotline:

more>>ENLIGHTEN Events
Visit by Mr Martin Boyce - La Trobe Melbourne
Visit by Mr Martin Boyce - La Trobe Melbourne

This October 2013 has been a busy month for Ei Holdings On 21st October 2013, we hosted our third international visitor - Mr Martin Boyce, Marketing Director, for La Trobe Melbourne This was his maiden visit to our office Together with Joanne and Glenn, the visitor was given an insight of our company s profile, strategy, directions and future development

Encore visit by Mr Steven Wong
Encore visit by Mr Steven Wong

It was our pleasure to host Mr Steven Wong who is Marketing Manager for Eynesbury College, on 17th October 2013 This was his maiden visit to our company Upon his arrival, Mr Steven was given a brief introduction of the company s growth, developments and strategy for the last quarter of 2013 He was pleasantly surprised by the significant developments within such as a span of time and was truly impressed with the tremendous growth and milestones that Ei Holdings had achieved over the years