ISBN: 978-1-57023-252-7 (13-digit), 1-570323-252-0 (10-digit)
By Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds
Would you love to have a job that allows you to travel to exciting places, work with interesting people, make a difference in the lives of others, and/or follow your dreams and passions? Find such a job with the help of this incredibly comprehensive and revealing book by two of America’s leading career and travel experts!
Just stroll through any airport, visit a busy railway station, or survey the lobby of a major hotel and you’ll discover a fascinating world of travel – hundreds of people on their way to and from somewhere. Some are in the pursuit of pleasure, others are fulfilling family obligations, and still others operate these major travel and hospitality centers. But the majority of people are engaged in work-related activities that involve some degree of travel.
If you have a passion for travel, Jobs for Travel Lovers may well become your best friend, coach, and passport to the exciting world of travel-work. Dispelling 60 myths, exploring key motivations, and outlining effective job search strategies, the book identifies hundreds of jobs and careers that enable individuals to travel both at home and abroad, including:
- The travel and hospitality industry
- International organizations
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Contracting and consulting
- Nonprofit organizations
- Educational institutions
Written for anyone interested in combining fascinating travel with the realities of earning a living, the book discusses jobs involving:
- Airlines and cruise lines
- Travel agencies and voluntourism
- Hotels and resorts
- International careers
- Teaching and volunteering abroad
- Travel writing and photography
- Short- and long-term work experiences
- Internships and study abroad
- Business and entrepreneurship
Jam-packed with invaluable tips on how to get the right job, Jobs for Travel Lovers lists hundreds of websites for uncovering the world of travel-work and contacting potential employers. The perfect guide for anyone wanting to work the world before “settling down” or after retiring, as well as for those who simply want to put more interesting travel and adventure into their careers and lives. 320 pages. 6 x 9. March 2006.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- The Exciting World of Travel-Work
- What’s Your LTQ and ICQ?
- Motivations, Myths, and Methods
- Travel and Hospitality Industry
- Federal, State, and Local Governments
- International Education and Internships
- Teaching and Traveling Abroad
- International Organizations, Consulting Firms, and Nonprofits
- The Exciting World of Business Travel
- Short- and Long-Term Travel-Work Adventures
Millions of people love to travel. Whether for work, study, or pleasure, travel is rewarding in so many ways. It educates, liberates, exhilarates, and heals. It’s also a periodic cure for wanderlust!
Despite an environment that has made travel increasingly burdensome and ostensibly more dangerous, many people would still love to have a job that enables them to travel to exciting and challenging places, be it China, Japan, India, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, or Peru. In fact, nearly 4.5 million Americans live overseas. (4 million civilian and 500,000 military.) Approximately 190,000 U.S. students study abroad each year and thousands of other students are interested in working abroad both before and after graduation (30,000 actually do). Each year voluntourism and purpose-driven (responsible) travel involving short-term work experiences are attracting a growing number of travel lovers who want to make a difference in the lives of others as they travel the globe.
“More and more Americans are interested in pursuing their dream job abroad,” observe career and travel experts Drs. Ron and Caryl Krannich, authors of Jobs for Travel Lovers (Impact Publications, 2006). “Indeed, in the last few years we’ve actually seen increased interest in working abroad. From young people, who want to work the globe for a year or two, to retirees interested in voluntourism in exotic places, the passion for living and working abroad is well and alive among Americans.”
Now in its fifth edition, Jobs for Travel Lovers identifies numerous jobs and careers that enable individuals to travel abroad, including teaching English, working with nonprofits, becoming a travel writer, acquiring an internship, volunteering, or finding a job in the travel industry. The book includes tips on how to get the right job as well as outlines hundreds of websites for exploring travel-related jobs and contacting international employers.
For information on voluntourism and legacy travel, click here.