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Beginning Your New Career in Travel

Choosing a Career in Travel

Careers in the travel industry do not require a tourism degree or trade school certificate,
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 in travel.

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 planned to
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.

Our Staff

GoldenTravelGuides currently 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.

Why GoldenTravelGuides?

We are a fun place to work where you can gain valuable experience in your field of study, and we are located nearby!


We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits designed to help team members maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Staff Testimonial

“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 country’s 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 someone’s 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 didn’t find this job sooner; it would have been the perfect position right out of college or while still attending school.”

-Cory Chambers, 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.

If you 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:

Or, you can stop by 366 North Courtland Street (upstairs)
between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to fill out an application.