Why should you work in Tourism and Events?


Do you want a ticket to a fulfilling professional career where you’re at the heart of the most exciting events and get to explore new places? If so, a career in tourism and events could be for you. 

South Australia, renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and dynamic events scene, is the perfect place for everyone who wants to begin their career in tourism and events. From the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the incredible beaches along the coastline, and the busy cityscape of Adelaide itself, the state provides the most diverse array of attractions that bring in visitors from all around the globe. 



So, why is the tourism and events sector in South Australia such an exciting industry to be working in? Here are a few reasons: 


Diverse Career Opportunities

The tourism and events sector is incredibly diverse. Offering a wide range of career paths to suit various interests and skill sets, whether you’re passionate about marketing, event planning, or sustainable tourism, there’s a niche waiting for you to explore and excel in. 


Every Day is Different

One of the most exhilarating aspects of working in tourism and events is that no two days are ever the same. From organising festivals and conferences to guiding tours through breath-taking landscapes, each day brings new challenges and adventures, keeping you on your toes and fuelling your passion for exploration. 


Impactful Work

In the tourism and events sector, your work has the power to make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether you’re helping travellers create lifelong memories, promoting cultural exchange, or driving economic growth in local communities, every effort contributes to creating unforgettable experiences and fostering connections that transcend borders. 


Opportunities for Innovation

In an industry that thrives on creativity and innovation, there’s always room for fresh ideas and groundbreaking initiatives. Whether it’s harnessing technology to enhance the visitor experience or championing sustainable practices to preserve our natural wonders, this industry offers a platform for innovative thinkers to make a meaningful difference. 


Global Perspective

Working in this industry opens doors to a world of possibilities, allowing you to connect with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life. Whether you’re welcoming international visitors to South Australia or exploring opportunities abroad, you’ll be offered a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain a global perspective. 



So, where have Flinders graduates from our Bachelor of Tourism and Events Management ended up after their studies? Our highly sought after graduates are absolutely flourishing out in the industry, but to name just a few: 


       Dylan Beach,
Business Manager (experience development), South Australian Tourism Commission 


  Rebecca Uphill,  
Industry Programs Executive, Tourism Industry Council of SA 


  Stella Biggs,  
Business Development Officer (Tourism & Green Economy), Invest SA – Department for Trade and Investment 


Anna Kerley,

Visitor Economy Assistant, Adelaide Economic Development Agency    


If you think a career in this exciting industry could be for you, find out more about our Bachelor of Tourism and Events Management. 


Want to learn more about the Tourism Industry? Tourism Industry Council SA have recently broken down all the current and future opportunities within the industry in their 2023 careers guide. 

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