Employment Situation of Tourism Graduates Working In and Outside the Tourism Sector

Carlos Costa ., Zélia Breda ., Anahita Malek ., Marília Durão .


This paper looks at the employment situation of
Portuguese tourism graduates, particularly to the differences
between the work situation of those employed in the tourism
sector and those who are working outside this sector. Data was
collected through an online questionnaire applied to the
Portuguese tourism graduates in Portugal, comparing their
salaries, working hours and schedules, contractual situation,
hierarchical position and job satisfaction. Results evidenced that
the tourism sector is not taking advantage of the available
qualified human resources. Moreover, data suggests that tourism
graduates employed outside the tourism sector are facing poorer
working situations than those graduates employed within this

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