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Tourism Services

Sector:
Tourism Services

Overview:

This area covers any roles that support to the tourism industry.  It includes the areas of marketing, information communication technology (ICT), customer service, accountancy, economics, research, finance, teaching, lecturing and many more

The Workplace:

Includes working government bodies like Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Department of Arts, Sports & Tourism; education and training bodies like the Institutes of Technology, further education colleges, retail operations like Kilkenny Design Centre.  You could be involved directly working for example in the accounts department or ICT department in a hotel, in the airport shops, ticket offices or lecturing to students in 3rd level colleges.

As this area is so broad there are numerous ways of getting into it.   Generally people working in this area have some kind of 3rd level education with tourism.   A second foreign language is always good to have in a Tourism role, whether you work here or abroad.   People who work in Tourism related services are usually good communicators and like dealing with people.

Check out our students talk section for some real life examples of where the various courses can lead you.

The Career Path:

See how to get started



Tourism Administrator
€22,000 - €35,000
IT Support
€25,000 -€35, 000
Purchasing Manager Hotels
€25,000 -€35,000
Hotel Financial Controller
€40,000 - €55,000

How to Get Started:


One year courses:

There are one to two year courses in Colleges of Further Education all over the country that will train you  in any area you may be interested in with Tourism. 

For example Information Technology & Tourism ( Kildare College of Further Education)

Two year courses:

Higher Certificate in Tourism Hospitality

Application via the CAO. 

Three / Four Year degree courses:

  1. Business Studies - Tourism  
  2. Travel and Tourism Management  
  3. Tourism Management 
  4. Tourism Marketing

 Application via the CAO

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