Adventure Tourism Expert
Description: Adventure tourism professionals organize expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, and tourists. They can specialize in sustainable tourism, which promotes economic development, cultural preservation, and environmentally friendly tourism in underdeveloped countries.
Knowledge Required: Marketing, tourism studies, business administration
Skills: Research, communication, project management
Career Path: Requirements for adventure tourism professionals vary, but many have a bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, advertising, travel industry management, or tourism studies. Hands-on experience in the tourism industry is important.
Future Growth: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 1 decline of employment for tourism positions over the next decade.
From the field: "Whatever thing makes you happy, you have to go chasing. Nothing stops you from that thing. And if you don't know what that thing is, then you need to create space in order to find it." - Christina Heyniger, Adventure Tourism Consultant / Sustainable TourismView more Day in the Life videos »