TOURISM AND TRAVEL
Description of the work sector:
Our travel and tourism internships in UK will usually involves working with travel or tourism agencies. During the day you will probably work with making bookings and reservations or offering travel or tourist advice. You will be offering a wide range of advice and/or travel information that you will be given to you in advance or you can can research.Good costumer service is essential. Many travel companies are have a niche market, but their market placement is in the travel industry is. They will want you to help, protect and promote their company and brand.
A lot of experience
A travel Agency internship is for independent minded people looking for a range of work experience to add to their CV. Instead just of being a tourist you have the opportunity to work and live in the UK, and always talking and improving your English. The need to speak another languages all the time is sometimes the best way of learning.
What could be my area?
During an internship in UK based in Travel and Tourism, you might be working in some of the following areas: making bookings over the phone, internet research, translation, logging contacts with clients, admin duties, promotion, marketing ,sales, general advice about amenities, word-processing etc.
Skills you will need:
If you want to do a internship in Travel or Tourism you have to be good at speaking English, and some other language skills may be very helpful like Spanish, French or German. You must be over 18 or older and generally enjoy a desire to learn about the tourism industry and preferably studying it already – or be about to. You will need also to be dynamic but very calm under pressure. You must be very friendly, confident about travelling and living abroad and have an openness to all those you deal with. Also you should be confident, outgoing and have a friendly personality. A good range of computer skills will help.