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Careers in Tourism

By 2030, there will be more than 50,000 jobs in South Australia’s tourism industry.

Working in accommodation, events, food and beverage, attractions, travel, or tourism development and information, when you choose a career in tourism there are endless opportunities.

TiCSA is working with education and industry stakeholders to develop career pathways for those looking for an exciting and rewarding career in tourism. South Australia’s visitor economy is on track to reach $12.8bn by 2030. With this growth and labour and skills shortages in key areas, now is a great time to take the first steps to pursuing a tourism career.

A career in tourism is exciting, vibrant and full of opportunity. You can travel the world, work in fun environments, and connect with other people and cultures, all while growing your career.

There are many more careers in the tourism industry than most people imagine, from hotel and restaurant management to tour operators and travel agents… and everything in between.

This Careers in Tourism South Australian Guide is your go-to resource to understand the pathways to an exciting and rewarding career in tourism. So, what are you waiting for? Explore your opportunities now.

Young or new to the tourism industry?


Young Tourism Professionals, powered by YATEC and TiCSA in South Australia, is a network of new, emerging and established tourism professionals between 18 to 35 years of age. This network supports career establishment and offers opportunities for professional development and education through a calendar of workshops, tours, and networking events.
Want to keep up to date on their calendar of events? Join the Young Tourism Professionals community.

The Careers in Tourism Program is delivered with the support of the South Australian Tourism Commission.