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Visitor Economy (Hospitality and Tourism)

tourism [tour-ism] noun

  1. (noun) The commercial organisation and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest.

hospitality [hos-pi-tal-i-ty] noun

  1. (noun) The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
  2. (adjective) Denoting a suite or room in a hotel where visitors are entertained, typically at a convention

The visitor economy includes any business that earns it money from visitors to the city, but in the main it includes tourism and hospitality

Brighton and Hove is a tourist destination.  You only need to take a walk around Brighton and Hove to notice that every other shop is a café, restaurant, coffee shop, bar, pub, bed and breakfast, hostel or hotel. There is a lot of completion for jobs in this sector and they often tend to be seasonal, temporary, part-time and zero-hours contracts (meaning you have no guarantee of work and are often called in at very short notice). However, it is possible to build a career in this sector and the opportunities are many.

One thing to remember, you need to love working with people and be a good team player!

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Here are some examples of jobs in this sector:

If you’re continuing into further or higher education, please click here to see many other options available to you.

For more information on jobs in this sector visit the Pathway team in Coastal West Sussex and the Take OFF team in the Gatwick Diamond area

remember. . . you can always get a job in Sales, Marketing, IT, Human Resources and Finance in any sector.