Do you spend hours scouring the web for cheap flights? Often baffle your friends with your obscure global know-how? Or do you just love going abroad, feeling like a pioneer as you explore untrodden destinations, eat new foods and get snap-happy in front of travel icons? Then a career in travel may be the path for you – here are seven reasons why working in travel is the best:
1. You’ll learn A LOT about the world
Enhance your geographically awareness, discover the difference between an open-jaw and a multi-stop flight and learn how to tell five-star hotels from budget B&Bs – working in the travel industry you’re constantly gaining more and more knowledge about our glorious planet.
2. Mould your career
There are so many opportunities and roles within travel that, for the vocation-driven, you can fast-track your journey up the career ladder. At Flight Centre UK we even have a leadership development programme and provide individual mentoring for our employees.
3. Work from anywhere
Some travel companies, like the wondrous Flight Centre, have global mobility programmes which open up opportunities for employees to transfer to different offices and roles all around the world.
4. Take advantage of travel offers and discounts
Undoubtedly the biggest plus point about working in the travel industry is the perks. Granted, they’re not always as glamorous as everyone makes out – i.e. you may get free/cheap holiday, but you may have to do some work in exchange – but you still get to see places that you may not otherwise have access to or be able to afford. Let’s not forget educational trips too; you’ll get to go out and learn about the destinations you spend all day talking about.
5. Work in a very powerful industry
Tourism is an ever-growing, ever-changing industry to work in. People always want to travel, so it’s one of the safest, most powerful trades.
6. Make people happy
There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing that smile on someone’s face when you’ve played some part in helping them plan their dream trip. This is true regardless of whether you’re on the frontline as a travel consultant, or working hard behind the scenes, writing inspirational blog content (ahem!).
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7. Work hard and party harder
The travel industry is known for working hard and parting harder. At Flight Centre, a big part of our culture is rewarding hard work, whether it be via regular incentives, monthly social nights, yearly award nights or even office slip ‘n’ slides (Australia office only). In addition, Flight Centre also holds an infamous Global Gathering each year where our high achievers are rewarded with a once in a life time trip. This year our high achievers are set to party in Las Vegas.
8. Work for one of the best companies in Britain
Apply for a travel job at Flight Centre and you might end up working for one of the ‘Top 100 Companies to Work For’ in the UK. The business has made the Sunday Times list for the past 11 years, oft praised for its many incentives such as free financial and health advice, travel discounts and fun (and free!) social events.
Ready to start your career with Flight Centre UK? Head to www.flightcentrecareers.co.uk to find out more about working for us and to see our current job opportunities.