Bundaberg Today: Tourism As A Career

As one of the largest industries in the country, tourism plays a significant role in our local economy, and provides a wealth of exciting opportunities to build your future.

Whether you are looking for the next step in your career and to grow your skills, wanting a change from your current industry or just starting out in the workforce, the tourism and hospitality industry is a great place to be!

With the industry constantly growing in our region thanks to our backyard’s spectacular experiences, from the Southern Great Barrier Reef to our burgeoning agri-tourism industry, there has never been a better time to start a career in tourism and to see where it can take you.

From tour guides and travel agents, through to front-of-house managers, graphic designers, marketing specialists, and event organisers, the opportunities are endless. As the industry grows, positions like chefs and kitchenhands, hospitality staff including front and back-of-house and tour guides are at high demand.

For those of you who enjoy interacting with people and going above-and-beyond to make someone’s experience memorable, the tourism industry is for you. As an important part of the tourism and hospitality industry, being able to deliver exceptional customer service to a diverse range of people will help you to excel in your career.

With the government currently providing free programs to help you upskill in the industry, now is a good time to increase your abilities, assisting you to transition into the industry. From courses on hospitality management, customer service, office IT skills and more, visit www.bundabergregion.org/corporate/upskilling-opportunities to get started.

To learn more about the tourism industry and the year ahead, you may also like to come along to the Tourism & Events Queensland Conversations with Industry event here in Bundaberg at the Burnett Riverside Hotel from 11.30am.     

To see what jobs are currently available in our region within the tourism industry, you can also visit https://www.bundabergregion.org/corporate/work-and-play.

Allowing you to work all over the country (or the world), the tourism industry presents a wonderful, life-long career.

Yours in tourism, 

Katherine Reid, CEO  

PS: If there are other things you would like to see in this column about tourism – let us know on our corporate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bundabergtourism