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Top 5 Career Opportunities in Travelling

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Who doesn't like to take a few days off and reach out to the wanderlust inside them. In this busy world, there seems to be so much going on with jobs and studies and examinations, admissions, merit lists and cut-offs that one might think that walking away to an another land for a few days might  be the only way to rejuvenate themselves.

It is quite right to say that traveling does have this effect on us. We need some time off our daily routines. Take all that tension up on a flight, trod on the beach, trek on some mountains and watch views that one will never get in the everyday life.

Travelling has been taken up as a hobby by many. In the ancient times, the 'wanderlust', someone who has an immense desire to travel, were people who explored new lands and went on voyages. Today we have discovered most of the earth, but there are numerous places that haven't been seen and valued enough.

As it becomes a huge industry, travelling offers many opportunities to people who can't stay a day away from adventures and being in a strange land, surrounmded by new cultures and the crowd speaking a different language around them.

Here we have top five Career Opportunities in Travelling:

Travel Vlogger

This is the first option that comes up when you think about career opportunities in travelling. Travel Vloggers go around different places and record their experiences. Before the Internet hit the masses, recording of travel and culture was done by television channels or documentaries.

People would get to know about these places by seeing the visuals. With the Internet, and cheap as well as efficient technology being available to the common person, things have become easier.

Anyone who is passionate about travelling, has basic knowledge of how to use a camera, and knowledge about various mediums to reach out to the public, can take up this opportunity.

What would you require?

  • A camera- can be smartphone as well
  • Editing skills
  • A portal on the Internet - Youtube
  • Good communication skills
  • A passion for traveling

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Social Work

There are many problems that our country faces and there are many more across the borders. These social issues are result of many serious situations. Poverty and discrimination remain the main problem while issues like extremist ideologies, refugee crisis, water crisis and issues related women and children are panned across the globe.

Many organizations send their employees to countries and borders of different countries to help out the needy through social work. Now this may not be your cup of tea if all you really want to do is sight seeing.

Many travellers believe that being an explorer has more meaning than just visiting monuments and a sunrise from a famous point. For people who like going to new places but also want to help, this is the perfect option.

What would you require?

  • Qualification in the area of social work
  • Adequate knowledge about the place and situations that you will be exposed to
  • Knowing the language of the place can be helpful
  • You need to be empathetic by nature
  • Good persuasion skills
  • Communication- Verbal and written skills
  • The documents for travel and stay

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Cruise Ship Crew

We can't miss out the wonders of being on a ship, touring the many amazing cities one after another. To be on a cruise ship crew, is to be loyal and comforting to the passengers and helping them out for whatever they need.

The travelling part would be phenomenal as you will be visiting many new places around the world, mostly close by to the sea. You need to have some basic qualifications to get into the work field, but with it you need to have some skills.

You need to understand that you are incharge of the safety and security of the passengers. You also need to have a good sense of the geography and should be able to understand the location and positions.

What would you require?

  • There are different posts available, so you need to have qualification for your desired post.
  • Integrity and and stress tolerance are a must.
  • In the sea, situations change very fast - you need to think and act quick.
  • Make sure you don't get sick too often on the ship.
  • You need to have basic knowledge of the ship's structure and how things work in there.

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A Chef

Food and traveling go hand in hand. As people want to see new lands they also want to taste new food. If the right experience as a chef, you will be able to travel the world and learn new cuisines.

But it all comes down to you, whether you want to learn more or stay put and prosper at one place.

With new places to explore, chefs get new exposure, where you can use your knowledge of food from your culture and fuse it with the new knowledge that you acquire.

What would you require?

 

  • A degree or diploma on Hotel Management would help you kick start your journey.
  • Knowledge about the flavors and methods of cooking.
  • Readiness to take up new challenges.
  • Inquisitiveness about new cultures and traditions.
  • An ability to stay calm in tense situations

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Photography

Photography is an act freezing time and immortalizing the beauty of a moment. When the same talent is used on sights that people have never seen and structures that we can only imagine, it becomes a beautiful career to take up.

Travel photographers walk around different places to catch hold of these sights that will be acclaimed by the world. Many pictures that we see and share are taken by these photographers. The best part is, you need not go ahead with the plan to just travel.

Many famous photographers have taken pictures of great events of the past while they were traveling.

These photographs received the Pulitzer and many other awards. So while being on a journalistic mission, or a fun day out, photographers can use traveling to help their career expand.

What would you require?

  • Camera and other equipment
  • Knowledge of photography
  • Technical knowledge about lens, developing of pictures etc.
  • An eye for the right shot

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So if the wanderlust in you has fueled up the dreams to travel and make it your living, you still have time.

Fly across the lands and see the world with your own eyes!

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