There are so many career opportunities that enable a travel addict to stand by his own beliefs. You have to choose: either you will be trembling waiting for your next vacation or you will be excited packing your suitcase for another business trip. Yes, we are talking about the jobs in travel and the opportunities they offer.
Have you ever thought of such an occupation, for example, as a business advisor? At first sight it is no more than a boring job. No way. Let us take a deeper look at the job of business advisors. If the client's office is located in Colombia or in Mexico then who will be the lucky to meet the client on the client's own territory? Right, the obvious answer is our friends. And, you bet, there is always a chance to smell the flowers and to combine the work with interesting travel experiences.
There are numerous jobs that enable individuals to travel both at home and abroad. You only have to want to look for jobs in travel and you will be on your way to realize your dreams. For anyone interested in combining travel with earning a living, you may see that jobs in travel involve:
airlines and cruise lines
travel agencies and tour operators
internships and volunteering
hotels and resorts
military and merchant marine
business in general
short-term work experiences
Well, in such a wide range of jobs in travel, everybody has a chance to find something fetching and relevant. The choice is up to you.
If you are enough motivated to make the first step, you are a half way to find the best job search strategy.
If you are sill in doubt, find a person with this kind of experience and you will know that it is real. You may go abroad to the place you have been dreaming of or you may stay at home and find the place you have never been to yet. You may want to try to do something new and you could reveal talents that you have never thought of. Just try to use your imagination and all the opportunities given.
If you are dreaming of going abroad and work in short-term experience, you should know the five major areas in international job market: teaching English, volunteering, nonprofits, travel industry and construction. After a year or two abroad you could return home and pursue a normal career.
If you tend to pursue a long-term career abroad you should look toward government, international organizations, international nonprofits, educational institutions, consulting firms, and multinational corporations.
For those, who have made up their minds to spend their lives in travel we should strongly recommend the book "Jobs for Travel Lovers" by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds. The book provides invaluable tips and includes names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers, e-mails, and websites for contacting potential employers. It is an ideal guide for those who want to work the world before "settling down" and for those who want to put more travel into their careers and lives.