Sustainable Tourism Jobs

Sustainable Tourism Overview

Sustainable tourism, which may also be referred to as ecotourism, relates to pleasure travel that leaves as minimal impact on the local culture and environment as possible. Because there continues to be a desire for individuals and families alike to travel and because there is a growing concern about the state of the environment, sustainable tourism is increasingly popular. There are many positions that individuals may work in within the sustainable tourism industry, including a tour guide, a travel agent and others.

Sustainable Tourism Professionals Requirements

There is an extensive range of positions that individuals may work in within the sustainable tourism industry. The various positions each have unique educational requirements and skills requirements. For example, a tour guide in the sustainable tourism industry may only need to demonstrate knowledge of the location where tours will be conducted. On the other hand, an executive in a sustainable tourism travel agency may need a bachelor?s degree in business or a more advanced degree. These individuals often must demonstrate a special interest in or passion about travel in general or about the location where the job is located. In addition, many of these positions require the employee to interact directly with travelers, so they may need to have excellent people skills, communication skills or sales skills.

Sustainable Tourism Job Market

Sustainable tourism, or responsible tourism, is still a rapidly growing market. The private sector is well-established in developed nations, but demand is creating new positions in these markets. In undeveloped nations, the sustainable tourism industry is still expanding. Furthermore, governments and private organizations are also driving demand in these positions. Tourism is, however, tied to the state of the economy. Generally, those who work in a sustainable tourism position may enjoy job security with numerous opportunities located in areas around the world.

Sustainable Tourism Salary

Your earning potential with a career in sustainable tourism can vary greatly based on the location of the job and the type of position you hold. Tour guides, for example, may earn between $20,000 to $30,000 per year while business executives and sales staff may earn $50,000 or more per year.


174 Sustainable Tourism jobs found on Monster.

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University of Montana Missoula, MT, 59801
The College of Forestry and Conservation at The University of Montana – Missoula seeks an Assistant Professor of Nature-Based Tourism, Sustainability and Recreation to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in tourism and recreation management, and to conduct research and outreach with the tourism industry, natural resource agencies, and rural communities. The Department is especially interested...
Workatuh Kapolei, HI
Work at UH Advertisement New Search Title: Assistant Professor (Hospitality and Tourism) Position Number: 0076331 Hiring Unit: University of Hawaii - West Oahu Location: Kapolei Date Posted: January 26, 2015 Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 01, 2015 Salary Information: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Monthly Type: 9 Month Ten...
Duties & Responsibilities Position Summary: We are looking to fill a Temporary position (-4 months) to cover a short term leave beginning on January 12th. This position is managed by the Office for Sustainability and is externally funded by the Barr Foundation to coordinate the Green Ribbon Commission Higher Education Working Group. The mission of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) is to co...
The Hertz Corporation is looking to add a Manager, Continuous Improvement to our Dallas Airport location. The Contninuous Improvement Manager is responsible for overseeing the Hertz Process Excellence function in the Airport RAC locations and maximizing the continuous improvement process. Drive continuous improvement via DMAIC Projects to close key metric gaps and communications at the Houston R...
The Hertz Corporation is looking to add a Manager, Continuous Improvement to our Philadelphia Airport location. The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for overseeing the Hertz Process Excellence function in the Airport RAC locations and maximizing the continuous improvement process Drive continuous improvement via DMAIC Projects to close key metric gaps and communications at the Denver...
Executive Director Position Summary: The Executive Director (ED) of the Lafayette County Development Corporation (LDC) serves as the leader and manager of the organization, and is responsible for the establishment, coordination, leadership and management of comprehensive economic development efforts in all areas of Lafayette County. The ED serves under the Board of Directors for LDC, with oversi...
Position: Reservation Sales Agent, Non-Exempt Location: Atlanta, Georgia – Corporate Office Works with: Directors / Management All Hospitality Department Staff Third-Party Activity Providers Vendors Outsourced Representation & Consultants Media Travel Partners / Tour Operators / Wholesalers Meeting Planners / Wedding Planners / Group Coordinators Job Description: With approximately t...
Disneyland Resort Hotel/Tourist Sales Internship – Fall 2015 Company Overview: Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and pro...
The Department of Engineering and the Center for Sustainability (CfS) at East Carolina University (ECU) invite applicants for a nine-month full-time tenure track faculty appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Successful candidates will receive a joint appointment in the Department of Engineering (rank department) and in the CfS. This position will meet critical teaching, research ...
Travel Oregon Portland, OR
Do you have a passion for Oregon, an appreciation of the unpredictable and somewhat maverick nature of this place we call home? Working for Travel Oregon is much more than a job, itâ??s a quirky sense of humor and the pursuit of a life less ordinary. Itâ??s also an eternal quest for that next great meal, powdery slope, lighthouse view or salmon run, all while working to strengthen the impact of t...
CI Sojourns is hiring a Travel Director to work closely with the Senior Director of Sojourns to manage, develop and lead trips for CI Board members and their families/friends, as well as current and prospective high net worth donors. S/he will also be responsible for creating and maintaining a portfolio of semi-custom trips in CI’s 6 Priority Geographies (ETPS, Amazonia, Sub Saharan Africa, Greate...
Qualifications: • Previous experience is an asset • High school diploma and/or experience in a hotel or related field preferred. • Strong guest service orientation • Able to balance a variety of conflicting priorities while providing guest service Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): • Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and /or up to 25 po...
Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx, NY, 10451
Niassa National Reserve (NNR) in Mozambique is one of the most spectacular large and intact wilderness areas left in Africa (42,300km2). It is at the frontline of the elephant poaching crisis. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has a co-management agreement with the National Authority for Protected Areas in Mozambique (ANAC) to secure the long-term future of NNR. About the position: The pur...
Country Director, South Africa-00TND Description Sabre is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. It offers a broad range of technology solutions including, data-driven business intelligence, mobile, distribution and Software-as-a-Service solutions which are used by travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, car rental outlets, railways, cruise lines and tour operato...
Florida International University Miami, FL, 33196
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools , with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community...
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Qualifications: • Previous experience is an asset • Physical Education background is preferred • Currently certified in First Aid and CPR • Excel, WordPerfect 5.1 are an asset. • Available to work weekends and shift work. Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): • Constant standing and walking throughout shifts. May occasionally exert up to 10 pounds lift, carry, push,...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Nandayure Guanacaste, Maryland
Additional Information:This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Hacienda Punta Islita, S.A. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International. The General Manager will report directly to ...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Doha, Maryland
With more than 300 managed properties worldwide (including conference centers) our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts celebrates the drive, focus, and resilience of our guests while focusing on exceptional service and genuine comfort. As part of the Marriott Hotels & Resorts team, you'll work to make the most of the travel experience of each and every guests. Find Your World™ at Marriott Ho...
Sabre Holdings Corporation Dallas, TX
Vice President, eCommerce Development - 00R4M What happens when you combine technology with travel? Sabre! Did you know that cutting-edge technology is used at Sabre by more than 1 billion people around the globe? Did you know that Sabre processes approximately 85,000 transactions per second for the largest industry in the world - travel and tourism? Now, that we have your attention, Sabre is an ...
IDB - Inter-American Development Bank Washington, DC
Added: 5 January 2015 4595 jobs in 202 duty stations, in 105 organizations. New Listings Organizations Duty Stations Closing Soon Division Chief Environment, Rural Development & Disaster Risk Management, Washington More vacancies from: Organization IDB - Inter-American Development Bank Country United States City Washington, United States Office IDB Washington Follow @UNjobs Int...

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