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SOWK3060
Career as a
Travel Specialist
Chan Ka Yin Celeste 3035036058
Chan King Kok 3035014737
Cheung Chin Ho 3035007394
Lai Yan King 3035061534
Mok Tsz Chun 3035006027

1. Objectives
2. Background Information
3. Case Study (Travel Chung)
4. Conclusion
Presentation Outline
OBJECTIVES
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Definition
Job Nature
Job Market
Entry requirement
Skills Level
Earning Capacity
Career Path
Sub-culture
Source of Job Satisfaction
Frustrations and Sacrifice
Perceived Risks
Career Prospects
Definition
CASE STUDY
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Earn profit with travelling experience
Specialized in travelling
Travel planner, e.g. route-planning for travel agency
Participation in video production, e.g. travel documentary
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Job Nature
Travelling around the world
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Job Market
Many related jobs in the market
More chances in mainland China
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Entry Requirement
Graduate in journalism or other related fields
Experience from working for magazines or other media
Require all the skills of writing, video shooting and editing
(Now)
I can write well and know how to edit video!
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Entry Requirement
(Past)
I have been to
>200 countries!
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Entry Requirement
Without degree or other qualifications
Depends on personal knowledge
Real experience
(Past)
HKU
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Personal Qualities
Knowledgeable about the world
Not afraid of suffering during work, or leaving home for long periods
Good communication skills, including body language
so you think you can get the job?
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Earning Capacity
Project-based
Long period of job from planning, filming to final production, e.g. each project takes about one year
High income collaborating with mainland TV stations compared to local ones
RMB
get to know significant phenomenons and trends


inside stories from and about the people


myths to correct:
so this job is relaxing?
Travel Specialists
in Others' Eyes

旅遊鍾
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Career Path
No strict career path, but generally :

Travel Planner/ Public Relations

e.g. marketing in travel agency
Marketing trainee -> Project Manager -> Marketing Executive -> Senior Executive -> Marketing Director

Broadcasting/ Media-related
e.g. TV travel documentary production

Production Assistant -> Assistant Director
-> Director -> Producer -> Executive Producer

TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Sub-culture
Guanxi is important, especially when working for Chinese enterprises
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Job Satisfaction

Appreciation from leaders/ customers

Interest -> passion
-> greater satisfaction in
broadcasting/media- related than travel-planning work
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Job Frustrations

Difficult to fulfill everyone’s expectations

Huge pressure when interest becomes career
e.g. planned routes may not be appreciated by every customer/ leader

Gain: sense of fulfillment from work

Loss: time for alternative pursuit, e.g time with family (Long working hours/ unstable job nature)

TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Gain and Loss
Dangers during travelling:
getting lost
political unrest of foreign countries
natural disasters
dangers when exploring natural spectacles, e.g. volcanoes


TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Potential Risk
*especially for broadcasting/ media related work
TRAVEL SPECIALIST
Career Prospects
Expanding job market
but also increasing competition and requirements for entry (guanxi is needed)

-> need to be well-prepared
Outlook: not so positive
Filming of documentary, e.g. Pole to Pole Expedition

Publication of travel magazine, e.g. China Tourism

LESSONS LEARNT
Pursuing dreams is the most important

Consider the overall situation

Don’t break promises

increasing competition and difficulty for entry -> guanxi is critical
so-so outlook ->
be well prepared!

not relaxing when travelling becomes a career -> many potential risk


CONCLUSION
Significant phenomenon and trends:
Myth to correct:

Chung Ching Kan ( 鍾政勤)
Occupation: Travel specialist


鍾政勤
Experience: >30 years
~200 countries visited
Travel Chung (旅 遊鍾)
EXTRACT OF THE INTERVIEW
- CHUNG'S CAREER

EXTRACT OF THE INTERVIEW
- MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

EXTRACT OF THE INTERVIEW
- ANY THOUGHTS OF CHANGING CAREER?

EXTRACT OF THE INTERVIEW
- WORDS TO NEW JOINERS

Why did Chung become a Travel Specialist?
Chung's Career Path
enjoyed travelling since he was young
travelled around the world in 1978-1984
interested in travelling-related job afterwards
Chung's Career Path
became the consultant for travel documentaries in CCTV through a friend's recommendation

editor in China Tourism ( )
part-time radio host in RTHK and D100 to share his travel experience
千禧之旅、極地跨越、走進非洲、中阿友好萬里行(走進伊斯蘭)、世界文明之路、世界如此涼熱
中國旅遊
first job unrelated to travelling
quit the job as tour guide

later invited to become the marketing director for Hong Kong Student Travel Ltd.
Chung's Career Path
quit the marketing job in Hong Kong Student Travel Ltd. because...
he started to feel uncreative and stressful
felt the job satisfaction and prospects are not worth the cost
founder of Travel QnA
provides tips for travellers
organises travel-related activities
engages young people interested in the travel industry
founded in 2010 by Travel Chung
handed over to a group of young people after 1.5 years
http://www.travelqna.org/
EXTRACT OF THE INTERVIEW
- WHAT CHUNG SACRIFICED

Characteristics
Work as his interest
Knows his limitation
Takes part in different types of work
Relationship (guanxi) is important
Qualifications

People admired him for his travelling experience rather than his academic qualifications

Most of the managers in Hong Kong Student Travel Ltd. are university graduates, but Chung is an exception
Key Skills
Future plans?
Full retirement after
finishing one big project
hard to find new challenges
ambitious collaboration
with ATV
nothing to lose and hopes to get satisfaction from increased view rate


will continue travelling
aspires a laid back life in Cheung Chau with a nice cup of coffee
Retirement?
*interpersonal skill
*communication skill
collaborated with mainland TV stations in the 90s
-> built up relationships for years

Satisfactions and Frustrations
great sense of satisfaction from documentary production
proposals being rejected because of political reasons
opinions not accepted -> terrible product
found job in travel agency

become a travelling expert
Chung's Career Path
Knowledge ( ) and Experience ( ) are both important!
萬里路
萬卷書
讀萬卷書不如行萬里路?
Chung went for further studies to polish up his professional skills
Travel > School?
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