Travel & The Visitor Economy

The Travel and Visitor Economy sector offers you a wealth of exciting opportunities and qualifications in this area opens the door to a wide range of careers.

The Travel and Visitor Economy department at Hugh Baird College offers an exciting and vibrant environment for anybody who has an ambition to enter this field.

There is a range of courses available that will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to enter employment or to progress on to university. The courses will give you the skills to be able to deliver excellent customer service, plan trips abroad, research European destinations, deal with passengers and much, much more.

With the development of the new SuperPort in Sefton, as well as Liverpool becoming a recognised cruise ship terminal, there has been a major impact on the tourism industry in and around the city. In addition to the obvious effects in terms of visitors and shipping, there will also be a huge impact on the amount of air traffic coming in and out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport both in terms of freight and cruise transfers.

Where are they now?

Possible careers include:
Possible careers include

Where are they now?
Aaron Pickford

Aaron Pickford

Cabin Crew at British Airways

"The tutors on my course were really supportive and taught me so much. They made learning fun and encouraged me and all my classmates to grasp opportunities and believe in ourselves...” Read more
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Job growth sector

These study programmes are linked to the highlighted area/s of job growth in our region:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Science and Health
  • Low Carbon
  • SuperPort
  • Visitor Economy