Internship in tourism in Barcelona
Doing an internship in the tourism sector is good but doing it in Barcelona is even better! Indeed, Barcelona is a city full of treasures, unsuspected corners, and beauty. If you want to share these wonders, this article is for you! Do you recognize yourself in this description? Go for it! There are so many things to discover and to let discover that you will surely not be bored.
What exactly is the tourism sector?
The tourism sector, or tourism, is an economic sector in the economy of a territory. It is the sector that includes all the businesses that are directly or indirectly related to tourism. This sector includes all the hotel, restaurant and transport companies, as well as any activity that may be related to the world of tourism.
The tourism sector, like other sectors, contains several sub-sectors:
Accommodation businesses (hotels and campsites)
This first sub-sector includes businesses related to tourist stays. Such as hotels, guesthouses, flats, holiday towns, campsites, and everything else that concerns the tourist’s stay. Among the occupations in this sub-sector, we can find
- Hotel manager
- Head of reception
Restaurant and catering professions
This sub-sector, which is closely linked to the accommodation sub-sector, concerns occupations related to gastronomy and food. This sub-sector concerns the following trades
- Restaurant manager
- Restaurant employee
Travel agency activities, reservation services
This division includes the activity of agencies primarily engaged in selling travel, tour, transportation and accommodation services to the general public and to private sector clients by planning and arranging tour packages sold by travel agencies or directly by agents. The activities of tour guides and tourism promotion are also included.
Within this division, the following occupations are highlighted
- Tourist reception agent
- Ticket agent
- Travel agency manager
- Travel consultant
- Tourism engineering consultant
- Reservation clerk
Jobs in reception and tourist entertainment
This sub-sector groups together trades intended to design and implement tourist, cultural, educational and social activities with the aim of entertaining. The following trades are related to this division
- Tourism host
- Travel escort
- Stopover agent
Good reasons to do an internship in tourism
If you are interested in showing what you are passionate about and helping people to enjoy various cultural, sporting and social activities, this internship is for you! So we’ve listed the good reasons to do an internship in tourism.
First of all, an internship in the tourism industry will make you work on your languages. Indeed, many internships in this field are done at the reception, so there is direct contact with customers of various nationalities. In two or three months you will be able to make enormous progress in this skill.
Discoveries and meetings
Through this experience, you will realize that every day in the tourism sector is different depending on the projects, situations and people you meet. You will meet many new people, discover many new places and take on many new challenges. Also, the range of jobs in this field is so varied that it’s hard to get bored.
In most internships in the tourism sector, meals and accommodation are included during the stay. Generally, a room is offered for the duration of the internship and can be shared by several people. It is also possible for the trainee to benefit from half or full board and thus have culinary advantages.
Frequently asked questions about doing an internship in tourism in Barcelona
How do I apply for an internship in tourism?
Applying for a job is easy because the tourism sector is one of the most important sectors in our economy, it recruits all the time, at any time of the year, which means that there will always be a place for you if you want to do your internship in this field. Through the various job boards, word of mouth and unsolicited applications, you will find your way around the various offers!
What skills are required if you want to work in this field?
The tourism sector is open to everyone, but you’ll be at an advantage if you have the following qualities: you have a good command of English (it’s always a plus if you can master a second language), you have a natural ability to adapt (after all, not everything will always go according to plan), you like working in a team, you listen to customers, and above all, you like to learn and discover new things. Do you recognize yourself in this description? Don’t wait any longer and apply on our IES-Consulting website!