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Three skills you need to work in adventure tourism

Posted on 21/07/2015 by
ITC Short Course students get a taste for adventure tourism at Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy

ITC Short Course students get a taste for adventure tourism at Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy

Love travel, the outdoors and working with people? A career in adventure tourism could be for you.

Imagine doing something like this every day:

Bungy Jump Gif

The above GIF shows an ITC student bungy jumping off the Auckland Harbour Bridge, one of the city’s most popular adventure tourism activities.

We recently caught up with Graham Trubuhovich (GT), General Manager of AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland. He has some great advice for students who dream of working in the industry.

If you don’t like people, walk away now

“Tourism is firstly a people job,” says GT, “so you should enjoy talking and be prepared to talk about all sorts of random things with random people.”

The good news is, if you love meeting new people and listening to their stories, then working at a place like Bungy will really be your dream job.

“Our crew spend their days meeting customers, signing them up and then either jumping them off or walking them around very high things. That’s usually fun enough, but often the crazy jump stories from customers doing funny jumps or saying funny stuff (there’s been all sorts of confessions over the years…!), plus some of the funny costumes people wear (if they wear anything…) can make your day.”

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