The Professions –┬áHospitality Leisure and Sport

As our leisure time increases (and our ability to pay for it) this is one particular sector that has grown enormously over the past couple of decades. See some of the organisations below that can provide further info….

The numbers of different types of jobs under this sector is large and includes Travel Consultants, Sports Coaches , Flight Attendants, Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers and Hotel Management to name a few.

Association of British Travel Agents

ABTA is the UK’s leading travel association; we have been at the heart of travel for over 60 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers – the travelling public – have confidence in their travel experience.


Association of Independent Tour Operators

The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) is an umbrella organisation that represents more than 120 of Britain’s best independent tour operators. Our members specialise in destinations or types of holiday about which they are particularly passionate, meaning they are uniquely placed to provide….

British Guild of Travel Writers

We have been in the business since 1960. We have seen more than 50 years of changes to the travel industry and the media – many good, some bad. Our members have been in the very thick of those changes, not only responding to them but influencing them.

British Hospitality Association

The BHA is the leading representative organisation in the hospitality industry, representing hotels, restaurants and food service providers. We aim to deliver real returns for our members, positively championing the industry’s priorities through partnerships with government and with other associations and orgs.

British Universities & Colleges Sport

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation. Our vision is simple “To enhance the student experience through sport”. BUCS offers sporting competition opportunities over 165 HE institutions in the UK across 51 sports.

Institute of Tourist Guiding

In the most important development since the introduction of the Blue Badge qualification fifty years ago, the Institute of Tourist Guiding was launched on 18 April 2002 as the standard-setting body not only for Blue Badge tourist guides but for the whole tourist guiding sector.

Institute of Travel & Tourism

The Institute of Travel & Tourism is the only professional membership body for individuals employed in the travel and tourism industry, one of the largest trade sectors in the UK. ITT is dedicated to developing and maintaining high professional standards throughout the industry.

Tourism Society

The Society was founded in 1977 with the aim of driving up standards of professionalism in a fast-growing global industry which can have major social, economic and environmental impacts on communities and nations. Its members number over 1000 and represent tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and….

UK Active

Our focus is a long-standing and uncompromising vision to get more people, more active, more often. We are committed to improving the health of the nation through promoting active lifestyles. We will achieve this by facilitating big impact partnerships, championing innovation, providing high quality services to our…