If you’re prone to wanderlust, you’re not alone.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the tourism industry is one of the world’s largest, with more than 277 million jobs globally. The industry made more than $7 trillion in 2013 and makes up 9.8 percent of the world’s gross domestic product.
This week’s featured job listing gives you the opportunity to pack up your suitcase to be a part of it.
Orbitz Worldwide is seeking a partner marketing and media sales manager in its San Francisco or Las Vegas office.
Orbitz Worldwide includes Orbitz.com, Cheaptickets.com, ebbookers.com and Hotelclub.com. In 2014, Orbitz Worldwide brought in about $12 billion in bookings, and with the company’s upcoming merger with Expedia, its brands will join Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Trivago, CarRentals.com and other travel sites to take an even bigger slice of the travel pie.
Orbitz Worldwide’s success online extends to mobile devices as well. It was the highest-ranked travel company in the Internet Retailer Mobile 400 in 2013, and in 2012, the company’s iPhone app was inducted into Apple’s App Store Hall of Fame.
It’s far from the only company in the travel and tourism industry that has job openings, however. American Airlines is seeking a social customer service supervisor in Texas, United Airlines is looking for a digital user experience director in Illinois, Airways Magazine has an opening for an editor-in-chief in Florida, VisitBritain is looking for a public relations and communications intern in New York, and Hilton Worldwide has an opening for a social media coordinator in Texas.
Plenty of opportunities for PR and marketing pros exist outside the U.S. FlightNetwork.com is looking for a marketing specialist in Canada, Expedia has openings for a senior online marketing analyst in the U.K., and an associate market manager in Japan and Virgin Airlines is seeking an internal communications specialist in its Australia office.
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