Baggage Handler

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

Further Information

Any of the above potential employers

Getting Started

  • 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