It has been a tough, tough year for travel and tourism professionals. I’m sure that you’re hearing from people who are seriously considering leaving the industry. What do you say to them?
Many people are drawn to tourism jobs and longer-term careers for many reasons.
For many, it is their first job (and for some, the first job in Canada) and is a critical, immersive learning experience where they gain ‘skills for life’ – skills that are transferable and in demand. They learn about the culture of work in Canada, language skills, social etiquette, and many practical skills such as managing money or dealing with difficult situations.