I am fascinated with the idea of making my undying curiosity with international travel a career. I have been looking around for some career opportunities that involve travel, however I have noticed that many jobs involving travel are not payed that well. What are some well payed jobs involving travel? Thanks.
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Victoria Barton Rosenthal
You've noticed the key point there, unfortunately when you start off in the travel industry, lots of jobs aren't highly paid. That is usually because there are lots of travel related perks that come with the job. This could be anything from a concession to use against booking a holiday with your company (my company used to offer a sliding scale of £750 - £1500 depending on length of service), late seats on flights and hotel rooms for a highly discounted price, discounted travel insurance, free upgrades when available etc.
Some of the higher paid jobs in travel are in corporate, so researching tour operators is a good starting point. If you speak languages, especially ones such as Russian, Mandarin and Japanese and certain Indian dialects, then you are likely to be paid a little more as these markets are key trading areas for many tour operators.
People who work in commercial contracting hotels are often paid a base salary and commission for successful contracts/renewals, so this may be something you want to explore.