Succeeding in SA Tourism
You need a passion for what you do to succeed in tourism.
You need a love for people and places and a desire to give visitors the best experience and service despite what your role in the business is. I am a firm believer in that skills can be taught, but the right attitude is the most vital part of what you are doing. The hours are long and you are constantly away from home, but there are few careers as rewarding as tourism. The diversity in roles in the industry is vast, with opportunities in many fields of tourism ‒ attractions, hospitality, food and beverage services and everything else. You must be prepared to work hard, constantly improve yourself, and always consider products or experiences through the eyes of guests or visitors. Basically, if you eat, sleep and breathe tourism, you will have a long and fruitful career in this sector.