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Travel and Tourism

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  • According to Tourism Matters (Cotswold and Forest of Dean Tourism), tourism in Gloucestershire is worth £871 million per year.

  • Council run visitor information centres are a useful way to find contact details for tourist attractions and hotels/other accommodation which might have job opportunities. Cheltenham and Gloucester are the largest centres but there are another 10 or so scattered throughout the county Some also have websites. Job vacancies in tourist information centres arise only very occasionally – the ability to speak foreign languages (European and Japanese) is useful.

  • Gloucestershire is the base for many heritage and historic properties – e.g. Berkeley Castle, Chavenage (Tetbury), Sudeley Castle (Winchcombe), including a few owned by the National Trust, where voluntary opportunities are more likely than paid ones.

  • Well known chain travel agencies and tour operators can be found in the larger centres, such as Thomson and Thomas Cook in Gloucester but there are also independent, one-offs.

  • Not too far away, Bristol and, especially, Birmingham Airport offer a range of job opportunities. Birmingham Airport has around 150 companies on-site (anything from security and catering, to cleaning and shopping. Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton is much smaller.  

Travel and tourism employers in Gloucestershire