Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality

Up for a challenge? Skilled people are needed to rebuild Ireland's tourism sector. If you enjoy working with the things that people love most, like exploring new places, food and drink, the great outdoors and you want to be part of creating a new vision for tourism, this is an ideal career for you. A tourism career also helps develop skills that you will use throughout life.

Like many sectors, tourism has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, however the tourism industry has always been one of the first to bounce back from crisis and help rebuild the national economy. In 2019, tourism employed 260,000 people and you can play a part in reaching those levels again.

Did you know?

  • 260k
    tourism supported jobs in Ireland *Q4 2019
  • 10%
    of jobs in Ireland are in the Tourism sector *Q4 2019
  • 80%
    of tourism businesses are located outside Dublin *Q4 2019
Explore this Sector

A career in tourism includes everything from front-line, operational and management roles through to specialist skills such as business development, finance, digital media and marketing. What's unique about tourism is the fact that it is an energetic, entrepreneurial and people-focused industry and one in which you can work in any part of the country.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Tourism & Hospitality sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • communication
  • creativity
  • customer service
  • developing relationships
  • adaptability
  • languages
  • leadership
  • attention to detail
  • problem solving
  • project management
  • sales & marketing
  • teamwork
  • business acumen

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