careers advice

Tourism and Hospitality

Overview
General Advice Section
Types of jobs in this sector include:

Accommodation manager, catering manager, event organiser, hotel manager, public house manager, restaurant manager, fitness centre manager, outdoor pursuits manager, tour manager, tourism officer, travel agency manager

Reference: Prospects UK graduate careers website - http://www.prospects.ac.uk/hospitality_tourism_sport_sector_graduate_jobs.htm

List Tourism and Hospitality companies:

A comprehensive list with websites and contact details of tour operators in Kenya (http://www.katokenya.org/index.php?option=com_staff&view=list&Itemid=32)

Reference:  Kenya Association of Tour Operators -  http://www.katokenya.org/index.php?option=com_staff&view=list&Itemid=32


Writing CVs: same as standard generic CVs but with specific experience and qualifications relating to Tourism and Hospitality.

International company CVs: check with the company on their required CV format. Majority prefer a standard CV template with qualifications and experience specifically relating job advert requirements in tourism and hospitality industry.

Application forms: same as advise as generic information but relevant to tourism and hospitality.

Preparing for Interviews: same advise as generic information but include specific tourism and hospitality experience and skills.

International tourism and hospitality companies have their own individual recruitment process which will be stated on their websites or through the recruitment process so it is best to check with them.
Reference: same as generic


Key sources of vacancies

n-soko jobs - http://careers.n-soko.com/jobs/hospitality-tourism-catering-29778940-b
careerjet - http://www.careerjet.co.ke/jobs-tourism-travel-hospitality.html
3wjobs.com - http://ke.3wjobs.com/j__s__Tourism.html

Forums/News/Events:

Africa Hotel Investment Forum - http://www.africa-conference.com/

Institutions/Societies:

•  Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) - http://www.katokenya.org/
•  Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) - http://www.ktf.co.ke/
•  Eco Tourism Kenya - http://www.ecotourismkenya.org/
•  Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers & Caterers - http://www.kahc.co.ke/
•  Kenya Tourist Development Corporation - http://www.ktdc.co.ke/