There are so many aspects to travel and tourism. Just think back to your last few trips or holidays – whether they were a package holiday in Tenerife, a Scandinavian cruise or a holiday cottage in Dorset – and all the individuals involved in creating that experience. From helping you decide where to go; booking your trip; arranging your currency; getting you there comfortably; ensuring your stay was satisfactory; entertaining you; solving any problems – all of these roles are attainable following a degree course in travel and tourism. Most travel and tourism courses offer a practical placement where you can gain hands-on experience; but it’s definitely worth using your term breaks to gain additional experience where you are serving guests in a hospitality context. Plus, a sector like travel offers endless job opportunities, both at home and abroad – you really are spoilt for choice if you’re happy to pack up your things and leap outside of your comfort zone. It might be worth researching destinations whose reputation is growing and those which will be major hotspots in years to come.