Do you wonder if a job sharing your passion for your traditional lands and waters is for you?
If most of these statements apply then you could enjoy a job in tourism and recreation.
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What’s It All About?
Tourism and recreation workers may work as Indigenous guides, travel counsellors, sales and service workers, front desk agents, boat operators, or conference and event planners. Some guides lead visitors to popular sites and remote areas, sharing their knowledge on topics such as medicinal plants, culturally modified trees or petroglyphs. Others organize trips for tourists and resort guests, and may also plan and book transportation, prepare food using locally sourced or wild foraged ingredients, tell stories, and teach lessons.
This segment of the tourism industry is called Indigenous tourism and also ecotourism.
Many tourism workers work for tour operators, resorts, attractions, and other businesses, where the environment is always changing. Others are self-employed, and have a variety of skills to help them be successful.
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