Hotel & Hospitality Jobs Abroad

Search hotel, hospitality and tourism jobs, internships and work placements abroad. There are lots of jobs available in the hotel and hospitality industry all around the world including Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. Popular places to seek hotel employment are the UK, Canada, USA and Australia. Unskilled hotel jobs include laundry, bar work and even something as easy as washing dishes, while candidates with good customer service skills or the ability to speak multiple languages could find a job as a receptionist or general assistant. Those with experience of specialist skills are in demand on resorts to work as resort representatives, chefs, childcare helpers or to provide entertainment. Make sure you apply early as demand for seasonal opportunities can be high. Search hotel jobs today.


Hotel Jobs Abroad

Guide to Working at Hotels Overseas



Hotel and Hospitality Jobs

Types of Hotel & Hospitality Jobs Available

  • Managers
  • Receptionists
  • Phone Centre
  • Waiters / waitresses
  • Cleaners
  • Chefs and cooks
  • Service staff
  • Bar staff
  • Childcare assistants
  • Handymen / maintenance staff
  • Entertainment
  • Office and website positions



Hotel & Hospitality Internships Abroad 

On our website you can find companies who offer placements where you can gain experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. You can work in a wide range of areas like in a hotel kitchen, on reception, in house keeping, behind a bar or behind the scenes in an admin / HR / sales role. You will work alongside local staff and other internationals which will be a great cross cultural learning experience. Local people are very friendly and you will be welcomed into their society and work place.



Hospitality jobs abroad

Where to Seek Employment

You can find hotel work all around the world including England, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Dubai, USA and mainland Europe.



Hotel Jobs in France

A popular option is to seek out work at hotels, resturants, bars and cafes. Generally you can apply for these jobs all year round and there is a lot of choice when it comes to your destination, you could choose a big city like Paris or head somewhere more touristy in summer like La Rochelle. Before applying though make sure you have a competant level of the French language, you will be working with natives and also dealing direct with people on these jobs so your French will need to be at a good level. If you don't know any French buy a phrasebook and try to pick up some words/phrases relevent to the industry you will be working in e.g. conversational things like how to ask customers what they want, names of drinks, how to be of help etc. There are some jobs in hotels behind the scenes where you might get away without being fluent for example cleaning, working in the kitchen, being a handyman etc. There are also lots of expat bars and clubs which are run by Brits, Australians and irish people where you should be okay if your French isn't up to scratch. Some hostels also allow you to work in exchange for your board and meals. You can apply online, direct in person or go through a recruitment agency. 


Hotel & Tourism Jobs in the UK

Tourism is huge in the UK and this industry employs thousands of people in bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, hostels and pubs. You can find these throughout the country and it really is up to you where you choose to base yourself. Types of roles include cleaners, desk clerks, handymen, receptionists, call centre operators Some recommendations include London - there are lots of hotels and hostels here so your chances of finding a job are higher. Cardiff is a very relaxed city and a great choice. If you would like to experience life by the beach both Brighton and Bournemouth offer lots of seasonal employment opportunities. Other places you might want to consider are The Lake District and The Channel Isles. One of the added benefits is some hotels and hostel provide free or low cost accommodation - this can save you a lot of money. Call centres are also a big recruiter in the UK, there are full time and also temporary vacancies all year round. For these roles you will need to be a confident speaker of English.



Tourism and Hospitality Jobs in Canada

Hotel Jobs in Canada

There are lots of vacancies all year round where you can work in a hotel, hostel, bar, cafe or restaurant. Popular places for this type of work include cities like Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and Quebec. If you check the most popular tourist destinations in the country these places will be your best option for finding this type of work. Somewhere like Niagara Falls is an all round destination and in the nearby towns you should be able to find some type of work. A good CV, some experience and a positive/friendly manor will help you secure work in these industries.


USA Gap Year Work and Internships

Hotel, Hositality & Tourism Jobs in the USA

Tourism in huge in the USA and this industry employs thousands of people. Positions can include working at a resort, amusement, water or theme parks, hotels, bars, restaurants, shops country clubs and more. If you apply through a working holiday provider they will arrange your flights, transfers and help with finding a job. You can find employment literally anywhere, for example Maryland and New Hampshire where there are lots of resort jobs. Some jobs you will not be able to apply for and some you will need a specific visa to apply. Most people find work at holiday resorts, theme parks, in shops or at hotels / hostels but there are a wide range of jobs in places like Massachusetts.


Hotel Jobs in Australia

With millions of tourists visiting Australia every year there is demand for hostel and hotel staff year round. Jobs can include working as a receptionist, handyman, cleaner, office assistance or general staff. You could also work in the hospitality industry in a restaurant, cafe, bar or food outlet in places like Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns.


Hotel Jobs in New Zealand

New Zealand is an all year round destination and there is no peak time for tourists, because of this there is a need for seasonal staff all year round. Tourism is huge in this country and this is one area where most backpackers and working holiday participants gain employment. Jobs in hotels, pubs, cafes, fast food outlets, hostels and restaurants - most of these places rely on temporary workers. If you have any experience in customer service this will be a big advantage. 



hotel kitchen staff jobs


When working in a hotel you will have to provide a high level of customer service to meet company standards and ensure guests have the best holiday ever from the moment they arrive.  You must produce high standards of general work and be able to demonstrate customer service skills. Candidates with good customer service skills and the ability to speak multiple languages will enhance the chances of gaining employment. If you are lacking skills or experiences there are also courses available to join. To be eligible you will need to qualify for a visa for your preferred destination.



How to Apply

You can search our featured worldwide hotel jobs above. Most hotels and agencies have online applications you need to fill out.



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