Geographical areas relevant to tourism

Description

The field of tourism geography in Europe as well as the rest of the world in order to point out relevant tourism areas and attractions.

Alternative labels

tourism-related geographical areas
worldwide tourist destinations
geography
geographical areas for tourism

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Geographical areas relevant to tourism is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Park guide: Park guides assist visitors, interpret cultural and natural heritage and provide information and guidance to tourists in parks such as wildlife, amusement and nature parks.
Travel consultant: Travel consultants provide customised information and consultation on travel offers, make reservations and sell travel services together with other related services.
Destination manager: Destination managers are in charge of managing and implementing the national/regional/local tourism strategies (or policies) for destination development, marketing and promotion.
Travel and tourism vocational teacher: Travel and tourism vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, travel and tourism, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a travel and tourism-related profession. Travel and tourism vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of travel and tourism through assignments, tests and examinations.
Tour organiser: Tour organisers are in charge of managing and supervising the itinerary of a touristic voyage and provide practical information to tourists.
Tourism product manager: Tourism product managers analyse the market, research potential offers, develop products, plan and organise the distribution and marketing processes.
Travel agent: Travel agents design and market travel programme itineraries for potential travellers or visitors.
Mountain guide: Mountain guides assist visitors, interpret natural heritage and provide information and guidance to tourists on mountain expeditions. They support visitors with activities such as hiking, climbing and skiing in addition to ensuring their safety through monitoring both weather and health conditions.
Travel agency manager: Travel agency managers are in charge of managing employees and activities of a travel agency. They organise, advertise and sell tourist offers and travel deals for specific regions.
Tourist information officer: Tourist information officers provide information and advice to travellers about local attractions, events, travelling and accommodation.
Tour operator representative: Tour operator representatives act on behalf of the tour operator to give practical information, provide assistance, handle services and sell excursions to tourists while at their destinations.
Tourist information centre manager: Tourist information centre managers are in charge of managing employees and activities of a centre which provides information and advice to travellers and visitors about local attractions, events, travelling and accommodation.

Optional knowledge

Geographical areas relevant to tourism is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Activity leader: Activity leaders provide recreational services to people and children on vacation. They organise activities such as games for children, sport competitions, cycling tours, shows and museum visits. Recreational animators also advertise their activities, manage the available budget for each event and consult their colleagues. 
Vocational teacher: Vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques that the students must subsequently master in the specialised vocation of their choice and aid in the development of the according attitudes and values. Vocational teachers monitor the students progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject through assignments, tests and examinations.
Guide:
Guides assist individuals or groups on any art facility, travel or sightseeing tours or through places of touristic interest, such as museums, monuments and public places. They help people to interpret the cultural heritage of an object, place or area and provide information and guidance.
Tourism policy director: Tourism policy directors develop and implement policies to improve tourism to their region. They develop marketing plans to promote the region in foreign regions, and monitor the operation of the tourism industry. They conduct research to investigate how tourism policies could be improved and implemented and investigate the benefits of the tourism industry to the government.
International student exchange coordinator: International student exchange coordinators lead the entire process of an international exchange study for the exchange students. They manage the students’ applications and admissions, arrange accommodation, be it on a college or university campus or with guest families, and handle all the administration regarding these activities, including the student’s grades and official departing. They function as guides for the (young) international students through their cultural adjustment.

 


 

References

  1. Geographical areas relevant to tourism – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

Thinking about your next career move?

Answer a few questions about your jobs and education, and we’ll give you suggestions about your best possible career move. It’s completely free!