Careers in Tourism

What careers can I go into after studying tourism?

Once you have completed a course in tourism marketing or tourism management, you will find that there is a diverse range of career options to choose from. You could work:

    • As a manager in a hotel
    • As a guide on a cruise ship
    • As an assistant at a tourist bureau
    • As a flight attendant
    • As a tour guide
  • As a travel agent

Some of these career paths may require additional training – it is up to you to find out what the specific job requirements are for the positions that you would like to consider.


Individuals who work in the tourism industry should enjoy travelling, and should be able to co-ordinate and organise trips, services and accommodation for guests.
If you are interested in becoming a tour guide, for example, you will need to perform tasks such as: maintaining and updating guests on their activities, co-ordinating group sight-seeing activities, and providing information and assistance to tourists.
If you want to work as a travel consultant, you will need to handle things such as: doing research and developing brochures for tourists, preparing quotations, and assisting tourists with the preparation of their travel documents.

Studying tourism at Skills Academy

Skills Academy is a Further Education and Training (FET) college that gives you the chance to study without having to attend classes or having to leave your full-time job. As a distance learning institution, Skills Academy is able to provide you with private distance education no matter where in South Africa you are situated.

Our aim is to provide you with the best possible service and education. Once you have registered with us, we will assign you to a tutor, who will guide you whenever you need help with your course. We will assess you through a series of assignments that you will be able to submit via post or e-mail.

Here is the list of tourism courses offered by Skills Academy:

Tourism Management Courses

Tourism Marketing Courses

If you would like to request more information about Skills Academy, or about our Tourism courses, please fill in the form below, and one of our friendly Course Experts will get back to you shortly:

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Last updated: February 20, 2019

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