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Welcome to Opportunities in Travel and Tourism

Adventure, exploration, and passion… In the booming travel industry, it’s all part of the job!

In Saddleback’s cutting-edge Travel and Tourism program, students get the hands-on skills to launch careers working for major tourist areas and resorts. Grads also go on to promote and plan all kinds of travel like cruises and flights, as well as work in ticketing and reservations. 

Salay Information for Accounting
Potential Salaries

$30,850 - $114,110

Per Year

Career Information for Accounting
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Potential Careers

Travel Agent

Concierge

Event Planner

Travel Guide 

Companies Hiring for Accounting
Hiring Companies

Marriott International

Caesars Entertainment

Wyndham Destinations

Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Travel and tourism professionals are going places. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Travel Agent - $45,320

Ticket Agent / Travel Clerk - $36,640

Tour / Travel Guide - $30,850

Meeting, Convention, & Event Planner - $59,250

Concierge - $34,700

Receptionists and Information Clerk - $31,470

General Operations Manager (w/ further education) - $114,110

Saddleback College’s Travel and Tourism department offers one associate degree and one certificate of achievement.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Travel and Tourism page.

  • Travel and Tourism (Associate in Science)
  • Travel and Tourism (Certificate of Achievement)

Marriott International * Greyhound * Fairmont Grand Del Mar * Wyndham Destinations * Viejas Casino & Resort * Grand Pacific Resorts * Caesars Entertainment * And Many More! *

The Travel and Tourism Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Lisa Inlow, Department Chair - (949) 582-4354

Chuck Weghorst, Instructor - (949) 582-4976

Jeanne Robinson, Instructor - (949) 582-4976

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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