What is the role of a tourist receptionist?
The missions of a hostess are diversified and depend mainly on the place in which she exercises.
At fairs, exhibitions or events, the tourism receptionist can carry out promotional operations and thus distribute posters, documentation, samples, etc.
In tourism, it informs tourists about the various sites to visit in the region. In a hotel, she can also take care of reservations.
In a company or an administration, she welcomes and directs visitors, answers the telephone and does some secretarial work.
Depending on the structure in which the tourism receptionist works, she may indeed be required to carry out secretarial tasks: filing and writing mail, taking messages, updating files, etc.
Salary and opportunities for the profession of tourist receptionist?
In a company, a tourism hostess at the beginning receives approximately 1344 € gross monthly. With seniority, his salary can reach €1800 gross monthly.
If she is recruited for a fair or a show, she receives a daily flat rate which varies according to the size of the event.
The opportunities are numerous.
A tourist receptionist can work in many structures: large companies, administrations, travel agencies, tourist offices, hotels, transport companies, tourist sites, trade fairs, etc.
If you have a good general culture and master one or two foreign languages, you can convert to jobs related to the tourism, hotel, trade or secretarial sectors.
What training to become a tourist receptionist?
You can work as a tourist receptionist even if you don’t have a qualification. However, employers are increasingly demanding.
Among other organisations, Distancia offers distance training for tourism receptionists which is accessible from the age of 16. 3rd level is required.
Depending on your current situation (student, employee, jobseeker, etc.), the duration of studies varies between one year and 36 months. With distance learning, you progress at your own pace.
What qualities are needed?
The qualities that a hostess must possess are:
- neat appearance;
- have a sense of relational;
- have a smile;
- to be dynamic ;
- master at least one foreign language.