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The business travel industry is a sector rich with opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, and, following the news that total inbound tourism to the UK is set to rise 4% this year to 38.1 million visits, now is a great time to get started.

The careers that await you take many forms, from account management, to finance and data analysis. Get creative as part of a marketing team, oversee a busy HR department, or globe trot your way to success as a Travel Consultant - the choice is yours.

The training and development you stand to gain includes familiarity with complex systems, improved geographical knowledge and an ability to analyse competitors. Greater data protection awareness and presentation exercises may also factor into your induction programme.

Some roles welcome entry level candidates straight out of college or university; others require more hands-on experience. Travel management companies are always on the lookout for people with excellent customer service skills, as are relocation companies. So if you’re positive, hardworking and results- driven, then you could be exactly what the industry is after.

After recent expansion, SilverDoor has a busy recruitment campaign underway, with roles available across multiple departments and offices. The world’s leading serviced apartment agent prides itself on its SilverDoor Academy, offering graduates, interns, apprentices and placement students a structured programme from which to progress.

Make that all important first step of building a career in business travel by checking out some of the positions available on the SilverDoor website. Alternatively, you can get more qualifications under your belt with one of the many training courses HBAA offer.

Sources

https://www.visitbritain.org/forecast

http://www.gtmc.org/business-travel-as-a-career/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_travel_management

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