The main responsibility of baggage handlers is to transfer suitcases, packages, and baggage for travellers.
Baggage handlers in hotels may also be responsible for assisting guests with information regarding excursions, routes, and rates of local transport, shops and entertainment in the area. Additional duties could include: making travel arrangements for guests; providing a key service; and ensuring that hotel guests receive their mail.
How to Enter
No specific school requirements are necessary to enter this career
What to Study
Baggage handlers receive in-service training to perform their duties effectively
- hotel industry
- travel industry e.g. at airports
Any of the above potential employers
- try to obtain vacation work in the hotel or travel industry
- make an appointment to speak to a baggage porter about this type of work