If you enjoy helping people plan their leisure time--fun and eventful vacation trips--or business trips for the weary traveler, consider a bachelor's degree in travel and tourism. When your client is traveling, you are one of the most important people in his or her life--coordinating travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, tours, and entertainment. Coursework can include the integration of technology, management, latest travel concepts, and current global travel solutions. Education online can provide basic business skills, marketing, industry language, tourism, and travel planning all at your convenience. Some travel companies even send their employees on trips to conduct location research to better sell vacation packages, so travel may be in your future.
Job Outlook for Travel & Tourism Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for travel agents in 2007 was $30,130; opportunities should be better for agents who specialize in luxury travel or specific geographical locations. A bachelor's degree in travel and tourism can make you competitive in this highly appealing career.