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In this section, you will find a list of websites that offer information about events, job offers and training related to the tourism industry on a European level as well as publications related to tourism business management. These websites could prove to be very useful for entrepreneurs that are both starting up and already operational in the tourism sector, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises.

Sections:

  • Employment in the tourism sector
  • News and events in the tourism sector
  • Training in the tourism sector
  • Fairs
  • Funding opportunities

 

Employment at the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

This section of the World Tourism Organisation’s website advertises the existing vacancies within the UNWTO. If you are interested in being included in selection processes with the organisation, you have to fill in a personal history form.

International

EURES, the European Job Mobility Portal

EURES is a cooperation network between the European Commission and the Public European Employment Services of the European Economic Area, with the aim of providing information, advice and services for both European workers and employers. The website offers job vacancies in 32 countries.

Europe

Travel Weekly Jobs

In this section of the Travel Weekly Newspaper webpage, you can find a wide variety of tourism job offers, mainly in travel agencies, tour operators, hotels etc. in the USA.

USA

Organisation Nationales des Professionnels du Voyage

The French national organisation for travel professionals offers a section where you can consult jobs that are available in the tourism sector. The website also provides a large amount of information about training opportunities for the sector in France.

France

Hosteltur

This digital magazine specialises in the tourism sector. It includes a section with a variety of job offers for travel agencies, hotels, tour operators, etc. in Spain.

Spain

German National Tourism Board

The German National Tourism Board (GNTB) is the leading German organisation for promoting tourism in the country. On their website, they offer information on training, work placements and jobs with the GNTB.

Germany

Leisure jobs

An English website that specialises in job offers in the tourism sector in the UK and Europe. It also offers information about training courses in various areas of the tourism sector.

United Kingdom

Learn 4 Good

A website that specialises in job searches on an international level. The website includes a search category for the tourism sector.

International

iAgora

This is a company that aims to help students and recent graduates with job search, training abroad and language learning. The website includes a specific area with job offers in the tourism industry aimed specifically at students and graduates.

Spain

Hotel Career

A German website that specialises in job offers in hotels, catering and the travel industry. However, they also offer information about job offers in the sector in other European countries and on an international level.

Europe

Season Workers

A website that specialises primarily in offering jobs in the following subsections–catering, cruise ships, spas and beauty, and airline cabin crew recruitment. It covers a wide variety of markets, including the European Union, USA, Canada, or Australia.

International

Reed.co.uk

This is a British recruitment website in the UK with a section dedicated to tourism. It is divided into several sub-areas such as airlines, beauty & spa, business travel, health & fitness, reservations, etc.

United Kingdom

My Travel Job

My Travel Job is a specialised job site for the professional travel and hotel industryin Belgium. Job opportunities are promoted on their website as well as on the social media. This facilitates the process for both jobseekers and companies advertising their vacancies.

Belgium

Brussels Hotels Associations (BHA)

The website of Brussels Hotels Associations allows us to view job vacancies offered by the association's member organisations.

Belgium

European Network Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

On the European Network’s Accessible Tourism website, you can find the latest updates on European-level initiatives related to the accessible tourism agenda. This includes events, news and job opportunities within the projects, and initiatives that are developed in the framework of this European network.

Europe

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions has a section where you can find job offers related to the subsector of attractions on an international level.

International

European Commission - DG Enterprise and Industry

The European Commission provides fresh updates on the news and developments in the European tourism sector, focusing on its policy initiatives as well as the support programmes provided, and concrete projects undertaken within the framework of the EU's Mission Growth.

Europe

Regional Programme by the World Tourism Organisation

In this section of the World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) website, up to date information is provided about events related to the tourism sector, such as seminars, meetings, conferences or workshops. These events take place mainly in Europe but also in other countries in the world.

International

Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS)

On the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education’s website, you can find information about events and international conferences in the sector in which the organisation participates, either directly or indirectly.

International

European Travel Commission

On the European Travel Commission’s website, you can find information about tourist events on a European level, as well as current press releases, prepared by the commission, and updated information on trends in the European tourism sector.

Europe

European Network Accessible Tourism (ENAT)

On the European Network’s Accessible Tourism website, you can find all the latest updates on related initiatives for accessible tourism on a European level. This includes events, news and job opportunities within the projects and initiatives that are developed in the framework of this European network.

Europe

European Tourism Association (ETOA)

The European Tourism Association’s website provides information about events, B2B, conferences, seminars, etc., all of which are related to the European tourism sector.

Europe

Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR)

The Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR) is dedicated to research in various areas related to tourism. INTOUR has a Tourism Programme with distinguished students who hold senior positions in academia, business and government ministries. They offer a wide variety of training and postgraduate masters in the tourism area. These courses include:

  • Sport tourism management
  • Tourism and environmental management
  • Tourism and events management

United Kingdom

Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (WCTR)

The Welsh Centre for Tourism Research provides publications, projects, research and seminars in the following areas related to tourism:

  • Sustainable destination development and marketing
  • Critical interpretations of inclusion, social justice and poverty alleviation in tourism
  • Interpretative and critical modes of tourism inquiry
  • Socio-cultural perspectives on hospitality and events management

United Kingdom

La Rochelle Business School of Tourism

La Rochelle Business School of Tourism, is a dedicated school that offers undergraduate (Bachelor degree in Tourism Management) and graduate (MBA in Tourism and Services Management) programmes specialised in tourism, leisure, hospitality and events.

France

University Institute of Tourism Research (Alicante)

This centre belongs to the University of Alicante. Its objectives are designed to cover the demands in the social and economic environment, and encourage research ontourism from different scientific disciplines and areas from the field of research and specialised training. Official Master's degrees are offered in the following specialties:

  • Tourism management and planning
  • Programme for management of hospitality companies
  • Tourist guiding and heritage interpretation

Spain

Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI)

The Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI) combines all levels of tourism education as well as innovative research and development activities. It offers a wide variety of training in the tourism sector, including: Master’s in hospitality management, Bachelor degree inhospitality management, and vocational qualifications in the tourism industry, in hotel and restaurant services and catering, among others.

Finland

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism

The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, is one of the three schools comprising the College of Arts and Tourism in the Dublin Institute of Technology. The School offers a variety of programmes including a range of Masters in the following areas:

  • Tourism management
  • Hospitality management
  • Event management

Ireland

International Graduate Centre

The International Graduate Centre offers a Master’s called MBA in international tourism management. This Master’s provides students with specific competencies for the tourism business in a practice oriented and holistic approach. The programme offers resourceful, entrepreneurial, innovative and global networking competences. Among other aspects, the Master’s includes the following modules:

  • Intercultural management
  • International financial management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Tourism marketing in an international legal and tax framework for strategic planning
  • Strategic planning
  • International project management
  • Applied project management

Germany

International Centre for Hotel and Tourism Training

The International Centre for Hotel and Tourism Training offers a series of training programmes for the tourism sector, which include the following:

  • Hospitality and tourism management course
  • International course in hotel management

Austria

Estonian School of Hotel and Tourism Management

The mission of the Estonian School of Hotel and Tourism Management is to train skilled, professional and highly motivated employees for hotel, catering and tourism services. This institution offers a course in hospitality management and online courses for hotel administrators and hospitality operations.

Estonia

Trinity International Hospitality Studies

This school offers specialisation in the fields of:

  • Hospitality & tourism management
  • Food, beverage and culinary management
  • Convention & event management

Greece

School of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality

This institution offers the following areas of training for the tourism sector:

  • Bachelor’s programme in tourism and hospitality
  • Master’s programme in tourism management
  • Postgraduate specialist training programme in tourism and marketing

Hungary

Institute of Tourism Studies

This institution offers a wide range of training courses for the tourism sector. These courses include:

  • Course in tourism and enterprise
  • Certificate in hospitality trade
  • Certificate in food preparation & production
  • Hotel operations
  • Hospitality events management
  • Sports tourism & active leisure
  • Hospitality management
  • eBusiness for tourism
  • Tourist guides

Malta

CMT: the Holiday Exhibition

This fair takes place in Stuttgart, Germany and it is a public trade fair for tourism and leisure. Exhibitors from all over the world present their tourism offers for all types of holidays: package holidays, individual trips, travel, cycling holidays, adventure holidays, hiking, cruises, sailing trips, golfing holidays, wellness holidays, outdoor holidays and lots more.

Germany

ITB Berlin

This is one of the main international tourism fairs and it takes place annually in Berlin. A wide range of people are present, representing destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and all other suppliers related to the tourism sector on an international level. The fair also includes a series of meetings and conferences that deal with the latest trends in the tourism sector.

Germany

Ferien-Messe Wien

This fair is the international event for holidays, travel and leisure, and the leading public access tourism trade fair in Austria. With more than 750 exhibitors from over 70 countries presenting popular holiday destinations, best kept secrets, recommended means of travelling, an entire range of leisure activities, tailor-made holidays, great bargains, competitions, prizes draws and lots, lots more – all at the ideal booking time.

Austria

MATKA: Nordic Travel Fair

MATKA Nordic Travel Fair is the busiest travel fair in Northern Europe. Over 1.100 exhibitors gather from about 80 different countries.

Finland

FITUR Madrid: International Tourism Trade Fair

FITUR Madrid is the global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading tourism trade fair for Latin American markets. More than 160 countries from around the world are involved and the main tourist destinations are promoted. It is a fair for professionals and non-professionals.

Spain

STTC: Saló Internacional del Turisme de Catalunya

It is a trade show aimed at the end customer. The latest trends in the sector and the arrangements and proposals for adaptation are exhibited. During the event domestic destinations (in Spain) and the Mediterranean are put on show. Other offers regarding ecotourism, cruises, campsites, rural and food tourism, among other things are also included.

Spain

Alpe-Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show

The Alpe-Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show is the leading marketing event in the field of tourism and nautical activities in the Alps-Adriatic region. It is aimed at entrepreneurs in the sector who want to present their products in the following areas: holidays; active leisure and nautical sports; travel; trips.

Slovenia

MCE/CEE: the MICE event for Central & Eastern Europe

The MCE/CEE is the annual meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) event in Central &Eastern Europe (CEE). The event is not only a meeting for companies in the sector, a programme of conferences is also organised.

Romania

BIT: International Tourism Exchange

This is an international tourism fair in Milan with over 60,000 trade operators and 2,000 exhibitors coming from 120 countries. The exhibition has three main sections:the entire Italian tourist offer, destinations and international companies and the business village including tour and cruise operators, hotel chains, etc.

Italy

Holiday World: Central European Tourism Trade Fair

The Holiday World trade fair is an important presentation of travel agencies, domestic regions, national tourism offices and other services from the travel industry in Central Europe. Representatives from the tourism sector all over the world also take part.

Czech Republic

TUR: Swedish International Travel & Tourism Trade Fair

This is an International fair in Sweden for the travel and tourism industry. This fair’s main objectives are: building relationships, meeting new business partners and doing business with both trade visitors and the public.

Sweden

Salon Mondial du Tourisme

An international trade fair which has had over 35 editions and is attended by more than 100,000 visitors. It is divided into a number of subject areas for companies to present their services. These areas are:unusual destinations, responsible tourism, Bed & Breakfasts and GîtesVillages, France pavilion, Wine tourism, training, Tourism & disability.

France

WTM: World Travel Market

It is one of the major international tourism fairs in which representatives from institutions and companies in the tourism sector from all regions of the world meet up. The fair exhibits the main findings regarding industry trends worldwide, tourist flows, emerging markets, etc. It is an essential fair for professionals in the tourism sector on an international level as the event covers the entire tourism industry, from aviation to hotels, technology, tour operators, etc.

United Kingdom

PROGRESS Programme

The PROGRESS programme provides microcredit mainly to people who have lost their jobs and want to start their own business Microfinance provides funding through a series of micro-credit providers. The conditions of microcredit for entrepreneurs - amount, duration, interest, term for credit, etc. - depend on each provider.

Europe

JEREMIE

JEREMIE is an initiative of the European Commission and the European Investment Fund in conjunction with the European Investment Bank. Its aim is to improve access to finance for micro-companies and SMEs by providing microcredit, venture capital or guarantees and other forms of innovative financing. Special focus is placed on start-ups, technology transfer, funding for innovation and technology as well as providing microcredit.

Europe

JASMINE

Its objective is to develop the provision of microcredit in Europe,therefore improving access to finance for SMEs and the unemployed. This may include people who currently do not work and favour self-employment,but who cannot access traditional banking services.JASMINE is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund.

Europe

COSME

It is an assistance programme of the European Commission for entrepreneurs and small businesses so that they can start operating. It provides access to financing and the option to internationalise their products and / or services. This programme helps businesses in the following areas:

  • Better access to finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Access to market supporting entrepreneurs
  • More favourable conditions for business creation and growth

Europe

HORIZON 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Its main objective is to support companies that invest in research, development and innovation so they can become more competitive.Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

Europe

Industrial cooperation programmes between the EU and Japan

Managed by the EU, the Japanese Centre for Industrial Cooperation, a venture between the European Commission and the Japanese Government.These annual programmes are open to companies of all sizes, including SMEs. The main objective is to help European companies understand the Japanese market and fund different types of activities.

Europe

Understanding China

A training programme organised by Eurochambres and other interested parties, and co-financed by the European Commission. Its aim is to train business organisations so they can help European companies to gain a better understanding of the Chinese economy,and improve its competitiveness in this market.

Europe

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