Be better at 'the business of tourism'

AC 2.2

what’s the pay like?

You will need to understand that the rates of pay are wide and varied within the tourism industry. A pilot will have a greater rate of pay than a hotel cleaner. The rate of pay depends on the role and responsibility of the job being undertaken.

Activity 1

Who earns what?
Look at the list of jobs below. In small groups of three or four divide the jobs up between you and see if you can research information about the rates of pay offered for each job.

  • Airline Pilot
  • Cabin crew
  • Coach driver
  • Travel Agent
  • Holiday Rep
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Chef
  • Baggage handler
  • Hotel cleaner
  • Doorman
  • Cruise liner beautician
  • Waiter
  • Cruise ship director
  • Curator
  • Lifeguard
  • Travel Guide

Create a chart showing the rates of pay of the jobs your group has researched.

Activity 2

Create your own job advert that will include rates of pay and information gathered from activity 1 on working hours. Share your advert with the class.

Activity 3

Select one of the jobs listed and prepare a PowerPoint to share with the class that explains the advantages and disadvantages of the chosen job. Would you like to do this job? Explain why or why not.