Making it into the top 10 world tourist destination is great news for students interested in tourism & hospitality courses as this means more jobs.

Malaysia was one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations last year, making it the only South-East Asian country to make the list in the United Nations World Trade Organisation (UNWTO) Tourism Highlights 2012.

The report rated Malaysia ninth based on international tourists arrival, with 24.7 million foreign tourists last year.

In 2009, the country recorded 23.6 million tourists arrival and in 2010, the number increased to 24.6 million.

Topping the list was France with 79 million tourist arrivals, followed by United States (62 million), China (58 million), Spain (57 million), Italy (46 million), Turkey (29.3 million), United Kingdom (29.2 million) and Germany (28.4 million).

Rounding up the top 10 was Mexico with 23.4 million tourists.

With so many beautiful destinations, graduates can work in the many industries associated with tourism such as hotel, tour guide, tour agent, airlines, transportation, culinary, restaurants, events, and more!

The report also ranked Malaysia 14th in terms of international tourism receipts with US$18.3bil (RM56.3bil) last year, ahead of countries such as Singapore, Japan, the Netherlands, Korea and Canada.

In 2009 and 2010, Malaysia recorded US$15.8bil (RM48.6bil) and US$18.2bil (RM55.9bil) respectively in tourism receipts.

UNWTO Tourism Highlights is a World Tourism Organisation publication which aims to provide an overview of international tourism trends.

For students who love to travel, explore new cultures, a strong interest in history, outgoing and love to meet people – a career in tourism is the answer! These people are natural leaders, love to organize events, able to solve problems quickly, highly energized, adventurous, creative, multi-taskers, possess communications skills and a love to help people have fun. This is a job without boundaries and the world is your office.

consider as a career that they can develop.

There are many jobs relating to travel and tourism. They include travel agent, tour guide, ticketing agent and others. One of the most popular job is that of a travel agent. The travel agents work with the customers to help them design the best trip that meet their needs. The needs can vary from going for business trip, studies, vacation or seeking medical treatment overseas. They deal with people all the time. As such, one must like to work with different kinds of people in helping them to make their trip a memorable one.

One of the benefits of working in this industry is that one will most probably get to travel to various destinations of the world at a fraction of the cost or free of charge if it is related to the job that one is doing. This is one of the perks that the travel and tourism career offers to the employees.

Graduates can work in industries like Tour agencies, Sports & Entertainment, Theme Parks, Golf Clubs, Equestrian Clubs, Casinos,

Studying tourism is not boring as students will have hands-on experience in organising tours and going on an actual tour just like the Reliance College students in the picture. Reliance College is one of Malaysia’s top tourism colleges with a wide network of its own Reliance Travel Agencies where graduates are able to find jobs easily with a good starting salary.

Sports Clubs, hotels & resorts, events, and more.

You can find jobs as a:

  • Travel Consultant
  • Tour Manager
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Itineraries Design Specialist
  • Owner of a travel agency

Sample of subjects that you would take are:

  • Hospitality English
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Skills and Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • French
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry

    Students at the Berjaya University College of Hospitality have the advantage of obtaining jobs within the many companies found at Berjaya. Berjaya UCH is a specialist in the hospitality programmes supported by 5-star hotel-like facilities

  • Introductory Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Tourism
  • Travel and Tourism Geography
  • Ticketing and Reservations Operations
  • Airfares and International Ticketing
  • Advance Airfares and Airline Operations
  • Travel Agency and Tour Operator Business
  • Inbound Travel Operations (Domestic Tours)
  • Outbound Travel Operations (International Tours)
  • International Cultural Studies
  • Tourism Destination Marketing
  • Tourism Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Meetings and Events Management
  • Tourism Behaviour Studies

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2 thoughts on “Malaysia is one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations – Good news for Tourism students

  1. Hai my name is Cecilia,im taking this tourism and hospitality management. Is it possible for me to work at airport field with good salary?

    1. All things are possible, it just depends on how well you perform in the interview, and how hardworking you are during your job. In addition, your experience, good command of languages and critical thinking skills will help you to get higher salary and promotion. There is no such thing as a guarantee in life to get a high salary, it is hard work.

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