How to Become a Tourism Officer

Tourism Officer Job Description

Tourism officers are responsible for developing and promoting tourism as a means of stimulating economic activity within a certain region. Tourism officers may work for local authorities, public sector agencies or private companies.



Tourism Officer Job Duties

  • Develop tourism information and promotional materials, such as art work, press releases and brochures
  • Attend trade shows and exhibitions
  • Plan tours and related itineraries
  • Liaise with local operators, the media, designers and printers
  • Oversee the work of tourism staff
  • Operate within budgetary restrictions
  • Send e-newsletters to local businesses 
  • Prepare and present reports for various travel and tourism related committees



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