Adventure Travel Specialists

Adventure travel specialists develop, plan, and lead people on tours of places and activities that are unfamiliar to them. Most adventure travel trips involve physical participation and/or a form of environmental education. A whitewater rafting trip, a mountain climbing expedition, or a safari are just some examples of adventure travel. Organized adventure travel has grown rapidly in popularity over the past few decades. Adventure travel specialists are also known as adventure outfitters, adventure travel guides, adventure travel planners, ecotourism specialists, and trip planners.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Adventure Outfitters, Adventure Travel Guides, Adventure Travel Planners, Ecotourism Specialists, Trip Planners
Duties Develop, plan, and lead people on adventure travel tours and activities
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the United States
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Physical Education
Experience Prior work or volunteering at an adventure travel company
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Adventure Travel Company Owner
  • Adventure Travel Specialist
  • Office Assistant or Assistant Guide

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