Tourism development officers conduct research, formulate policies, and administer programs to promote tourism investment in urban and rural areas. They are employed by government departments, international organizations, marketing firms, and business associations, or may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
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Canada's National Occupational Classification outlines the following employment requirements for Travel Counsellors:
The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training leading specifically to a career as a Tourism Development Officer. Various faculties and departments may offer courses in business, marketing, research, leisure and tourism.
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Date modified: July 31, 2018
|Links to Sites:
-National Occupation Classification
-Working in Canada - Winnipeg
|-Alberta Learning Information Service - OCC info|
|-Occupational Outlook Handbook|
|-Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
-Tourism Industry Association of Canada
|-World Tourism Organization|
-What is a Tourism Development Officer? - Manitoba Government