How to get a summer or winter job and make the most out of it

 

What does a summer/ winter job mean?

Summer or winter job that I will be talking about is a job within the tourism industry, where you find employment overseas and the employer provides you with accommodation, covers the travel expense to the destination of your work secondment and provides you with a decent salary.

I have over the years worked for a few different tour operators, doing various roles from a campsite representative, to a reception, team leading and being a hotel manager. So I can provide useful tips on where to look, how to get started and what to expect from the interview and salary packages.

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A critical evaluation of sustainable tourism planning in the Montenegro tourism strategy

The purpose of this essay is to evaluate and analyse the best practices for sustainable tourism planning and critically asses how the Montenegro tourism development strategy to 2020 comply with those practices. The essay will discuss the importance of collaborative planning, the triple bottom line, product portfolio, issues with seasonality, issues with low quality of infrastructure and issues with human resources in Montenegro. This will be achieved through careful analysis of the academic literature, the use of past examples and through Montenegro’s position in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index.

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The contention that risk is an essential element of all adventure tourism experiences

Adventure tourism is a rapidly growing, new area in tourism where the activities are still being defined by the academics (Buckley, 2006).  There are few already established definitions, which suggest that risk is the key element in adventure tourism, for e.g. according to Beaver (2012), adventure tourism is “Recreational travel which may be hazardous, varying from extremely dangerous activities to involvement in thrilling but relatively safe pursuits”. However, some forms of adventure tourism such as a walk to discover the local culture may not seem to be risky. Therefore, this essay will discuss this topic and will try to find out if the risk is the key element in all adventures.

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Ethical Issues and CSR in the Travel and Tourism Industry

Introduction

Tourism is known for bringing employment, increasing economy and creating a learning curve for everyone, but it is also known for negative things such as destroying the natural habitat, bringing unwanted behaviours (e.g. drugs) and creation of overcrowding. Tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world, but it faces a lot of issues with the ethics of the operations in this industry. This is why it is important to raise awareness of the issues that the local communities around the world have to face, so the future developments can be sustainable.

Different Ethical Dilemmas in the Travel and Tourism

The travel and tourism industry brings a lot of ethical issues including leakage of income, green issues ethics, false advertisement ethics, unethical consumer issues and ethics of employment. There is a big range of types of tourism, but the most damaging types of tourism include the tourism which is catered for the mass market. In other words there are two models which attract people with less disposable income, which has it’s ethical side effects. The two models of holidays include all-inclusive holidays and enclave tourism resorts….

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