What is 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.



Typical 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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