a Career in Travel
Careers in the travel industry do not require a tourism degree or trade school
however, these qualifications will open the student up to a world of opportunities.
The travel industry is very competitive. For any
single job opening, a travel company may receive hundreds of resumes. Your schooling
will make you stand out in the crowd.
The travel industry is a very customer service oriented industry. A background
in any type of customer service based job is helpful because it demostrates your
ability to work with people, which is the first requirement for a successful career
Computer skills are essential. The ability to quickly maneuver your way around
a computer is a must, so be sure to highlight these assets on your resume.
A travel and tourism career is a stimulating and fun job. Each day brings new
customers and new experiences.
This industry does have its perks; several times per year group room tours are
different popular tourist destinations. Travel Agents with IATA (International
Association of Travel Agents) Cards are also entitled to discounts at many hotels
across the U.S.
employs almost 40 professionals. The company is largely
comprised of travel agents and destination
specialists, however we also have an accounting department, an IT department,
a marketing and public relations department, and a group sales department. Staff
come to GoldenTravelGuides with a vast array of experience; they stay because
of the warm, family-like environment.
We hire top talent to create
the best products and deliver the highest level of customer service. Our team
members inspire each other and have a positive can do attitude. Sharing
professionally and personally drives both
personal satisfaction and high performance.
Opportunity for Advancement
GoldenTravelGuides is growing
in leaps and bounds. We have experienced a greater than 40% growth rate in the
last 12 months. Opportunities are constantly becoming available within different
departments of our company. We prefer to promote from within rather than having
to hire and train someone new whenever possible.
We are a fun place to work
where you can gain valuable experience in your field of study, and we are located
We offer a wide variety
of competitive benefits designed to help team members maintain a healthy work/life
Working at GoldenTravelGuides
has been a great experience for me. It is so interesting working with hotels and
resorts all across the United States. I learn something new every day. This job
allows me the opportunity to discover some of our countrys best-kept secrets
and to visit a few destinations that I would not have known about otherwise. The
best part about the job is that it is personally rewarding; it makes me feel good
knowing that I am making someones day by sending them on a great vacation.
It is exciting to watch the company grow each day and to know that I am an integral
part of it. My only regret is that I didnt find this job sooner; it would
have been the perfect position right out of college or while still attending school.
ESU Graduate - HRTM - Spring 01
Promoting Regional Growth
GoldenTravelGuides CEO, Rick Golden attended East Stroudsburg University. He is
committed to creating jobs for ESU alumni and fostering the growth of our region
rather than hiring from outside of our area.
are interested in being considered for a position with our company,
please fax your resume to: 570.420.9789, call: 570.426.9853,
or email us at: email@example.com.
Or, you can stop by 366 North Courtland Street (upstairs)
between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to fill out an application.