Hotels and resorts around the world are the perfect travel destinations and centers for business, relaxation, and fun. Every day, thousands of people check in as guests to hundreds of hotels around the world.
All these people have expectations and needs that need to be catered to.
This means that there are thousands of job opportunities to be filled in the hospitality industry. If you love to travel, and you love adventure and meeting new people, a job as part of a hotel or resort crew could be the perfect match for you.
Top Hospitality Jobs That You Can Work Abroad
Working abroad in the hospitality industry is the perfect way to travel, collect memories, meet new people, improve your CV and make a little (or a lot) extra cash, all at once!
Plus, with a global hospitality industry worth over half a trillion dollars, the opportunities available for you are almost limitless!
If you are interested in working abroad in this fantastic niche, here is a list of the top hospitality jobs that you can get into:
1. Waiting Tables
One of the most popular hospitality jobs abroad is waiting tables in fine dining restaurants at popular tourist destinations. Hotels and resorts constantly need wait staff, and the more experienced you are the easier it will be for you to get into finer and better-paying restaurants and hotels.
This job is perfect for you if you enjoy interacting with people.
The perfect way to meet locals and make fun friends, bartending is a popular choice for many people who want to work abroad in this industry. Just be prepared to have considerably more lively nights than the average person.
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3. Chefs and Cooks, Catering, Cruise Ships
Being a chef or a cook in a foreign country is one of the best and most immersive ways to learn about another country’s cuisine and culture. If you love cooking or generally creating beauty with your hands, then this job would be just perfect for you.
4. Handymen/ Maintenance Staff
This job is perfect for you if you enjoy working with your hands. From cleaning to plumbing to general mechanical or electrical maintenance work, hotels and resorts are in constant need of professional and certified personnel in this area.
It is also one of the few jobs on this list that you can get into with fairly little prior experience, and learn on the job while at it.
Hotels usually set aside a few visas for highly skilled positions, particularly executive level positions such as managerial positions. Being an experienced manager and having previously worked at a similar position in other companies would make you very sought after.
6. Beach Attendant
Have you always wanted to run away to that beach destination of your dreams? Do you fantasize about laying on the sands and watching the evening sun dip into the ocean? If you love the beach and want a job that would let you spend your days relaxing on the beach and getting the perfect tan while at it, then say no more, because this is definitely it!
7. Scuba Dive Instructor
Having unique skills is a huge plus if you want to have an easier time finding a job abroad. If you are an expert scuba diver, and you love beach destinations, there are hundreds of resorts and hotels around the world that would be happy to do the legwork on your behalf to secure your talent.
8. Front Desk Receptionist
Hotels and resorts constantly need receptionists to man their front desks. If you are a people person, bilingual or multilingual and can be able to multitask like a pro, then this job is definitely the perfect fit for you.
9. Massage Therapist
Hospitality professionals with special skills are highly sought after around the world. Good professional massage therapists are hard to come by, and having this skill would make you very marketable.
10. Hotel Cleaning or Maid Staff
Hotel rooms will always need to be cleaned and tidied up. As a former part-time janitor, I can say that if the price is right anyone will clean a toilet, from experience.
Let’s face it, you can make tips in almost any line of hospitality work, with the right approach.
Advice from a Retired LA Waiter…
As someone who has worked in the hospitality for many years before starting my own business, I credit what I learned waiting tables with forming my understanding of how people spend money, and why.
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