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Tour Operations Manager Courses

A Tour Operations Manager handles the daily running of a range of businesses providing services for tourists. You might manage a company providing guided tours of destinations or services targeting particular activities such as adventure tours or tours of specific tourist attractions. A Tour Operations Manager supervises a team of staff, manages finances and ensures their activities are actively promoted within the industry.

Tour Operations Managers should be highly organised and able to manage their time well. It’s important that you display strong leadership skills and should be able to communicate well with people from a range of backgrounds. Tour Operations Managers should have good problem solving abilities and be able to handle various administrative tasks.

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Popular Tour Operations Manager Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Tour Operations Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Tour Operations Manager generally earns $1,400 per week ($72,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Tour Operations Manager?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 1,800 people working in this area in Australia and many of them specialise as a Tour Operations Manager. Tour Operations Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Tour Operations Manager?

If you’d like a career as a Tour Operations Manager, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management. This course will give you the skills to manage and market a tour operation and cover topics such as customer service, financial management and selling tourism products and services. An Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within travel agent. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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