Mexico has traditionally been among one of the most visited countries in the world according to the World Tourism Organization. With attractions such as the Mesoamerican ruins, cultural festivals, colonial cities, nature reserves and let's not forget the amazing beaches; millions of tourists flock to this popular destination year after year. What better place to learn about the hospitality industry than at its centre?

Tour Guide

  • Transport or escort individuals or groups on tours of cities, waterways and industrial and other establishments
  • Learn how to describe points of interest, answer questions and supply information
  • Provide historical and cultural facts related to the site
  • May collect admission fees and sell souvenirs
  • Escort individuals and groups on vacation and business trips
  • Ensure that reservations for transportation and accommodations are confirmed and that prepared itineraries are met
  • Visit and describe points of interest and plan and carry out recreational activities
  • Resolve problems with itineraries, service and accommodations



Translators and translator-revisers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Help translate a variety of written material such as correspondence, reports, legal documents, technical specifications and textbooks from one language to another, maintaining the content, context and style of the original material to the greatest extent possible
  • Localize software and accompanying technical documents to adapt them to another language and culture
  • Revise and correct translated material
  • May train and supervise other translators

Terminologists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Identify the terminology used in a field of activity
  • Conduct terminological research on a given subject or in response to inquiries for the preparation of glossaries, terminology banks, technological files, dictionaries, lexicons and resource centres, and add to terminological databases
  • Help manage, update and circulate linguistic information collected from terminological databases
  • Observe consultation services provided to translators, interpreters and technical writers preparing legal, scientific or other documents requiring specialized terminologies

Interpreters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Help interpret oral communication from one language to another aloud or using electronic equipment, either simultaneously (as the speaker speaks), consecutively (after the speaker speaks) or whispered (speaking in a low whisper to one or two persons as the speaker is talking)
  • Observe interpretation services in court or before administrative tribunals
  • May interpret language for individuals and small groups travelling in Canada and abroad
  • May interpret for persons speaking a Native or foreign language in a variety of circumstances
  • May train other interpreters

Sign language interpreters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Translate sign language to a spoken language and vice versa either simultaneously or consecutively

Travel Counsellor


Travel Counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide travel information to clients regarding destinations, transportation and accommodation options and travel costs, and recommend suitable products
  • Plan and organize vacation travel for individuals or groups
  • Learn how to make transportation and accommodation reservations using computerized reservation and ticketing system
  • Sell single fare tickets and package tours to clients
  • Help promote particular destinations, tour packages and other travel services
  • Investigate new travel destinations, hotels and other facilities and attractions
  • Provide travel tips regarding tourist attractions, foreign currency, customs, languages and travel safety