Why I study Tourism

Originally I come from Northern Jutland, where the tourism is limited to renting out vacation houses and to one major fun park. The fun park is often connected to they, who already rented the houses. Of course this is the tourism I’m used to, but after working in Aalborg Airport for the last couple of years and travelling in South East Asia, India and most of Australia I got to know a new kind of tourism and I simply fell in love with it. I went back to work for a travelling agency on the East Coast in Australia. The traveling industry was expanding at the moment and therefore very busy. Nothing like the tourism we got anywhere in Denmark. It was amazing to be a part of and I wanted more for myself, but also for Denmark. Denmark is like the sleeping beauty. We got so much to give and show, but is so poor at disseminate it further on. It seems like we only have tourism in Denmark because we every year get guest which no one invited?!

I went home with a good feeling inside, now I knew what I was going to spend the rest of my life trying to sort out. Friends often made fun of me when I told them I was moving to Esbjerg. Ha-ha the city the smells of fish, but yeah also the only University in Denmark to offer a Bachelor in International Tourism. Then they laughed even harder – tourism in Denmark, what a joke! I’m planning to go abroad for two or three years as part of my education. I’ll show them!

I’m going to need some help from the rest of you, and I have a lot to learn before it’s even a reality, but learning about the industry, tourism in general, economics etc. will help me to reach my goal. I would really like to compare the Danish tourism to other parts of the world, hopefully through lectures and lessons in my education.

I don’t know whether I’ll be working within events or if I’ll be working for the Government. In about five years I can work wherever I want, with whatever I want – how great is that? And then I get to help building up a new income source, what more can you ask for?

One Response to “Why I study Tourism”

  1. Amalie Winstrøm-Olsen says:

    I totally agree with your statement.
    Tourism plays a very important role in my life. My parents have taken me to so many places in the world until I was old enough to travel alone, which I did.
    While staying in different types of hotels I started to compare them and to find out how a hotel works which is why I wanted to study hotelmanagement. Then I heard about the possibility to study tourism and I thought that this would offer even more possiblities within the tourism sector.
    The combination of languages and economics makes this education interesting and I definitely hope to learn a lot about how tourism companies work and different aspects of tourism.
    Since this education is very international, I really look forward to seeing where I am in 5 years!

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