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Travel Jobs: Projection Chart

September 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Travel News

From the 2008-2018 period, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be a significant increase in certain travel-related occupations with the biggest gains going to hotel, motel, and resort desk clerk positions. Tour guides, flight attendants, reservation ticket agents, and lodging managers will also have more openings. The only group that is expected to lose jobs is travel agents.
travel-jobsTravel jobs projected (Chart)

It’s not surprising that there will be increases in many of the travel-related jobs. Travel to the United States is projected to increase over the 2008-2018 period and that will require more personnel. Much of the loss in the travel agent field can be attributed to the use of Internet websites to book airlines and hotels.

An industry negative is that the two groups that receive the lowest wages are also the occupations that are expected to grow the most by percentage: hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks plus tour guides.

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2 Responses to “Travel Jobs: Projection Chart”
  1. Andrew says:

    Interesting article and statistics. Nice to see more travel jobs, but it’s also sad that it’s the lower paying ones. Same in a lot of industries. Also, interesting to note the impact of the Internet on jobs for the travel agents. Looks like they’re the only ones that can be replaced on the list unless people use their phones to download guides, which is also possible in the future.

  2. Alison says:

    This is an industry that I’d love to be involved in. It seems like a fun field though I’d prefer something that let me travel more rather than straight service. Flight attendant or even a tour guide would be cool.