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4 Odd Jobs In The Travel Industry - Part II
COCONUT SAFETY ENGINEER A full-grown coconut weighs at least two kilos (4.4 lbs). Given the fact that palm trees can reach up to 30 meters (98.42 feet), these fruits can fall at high speeds. If one manages to hit your head or any part of your body, it can cause significant injuries. An unpopular yet surprising career in the travel industry is coconut safety engineers. They have to make sure these ripe fruits don’t fall on the heads of guests. Their job is to pluck ripe coconuts from palm trees. MONKEY MEN In Amanbagh, a resort located in Ajabgarh, Rajasthan, India, it is common practice to provide savouries to the guests. However, the problem is that monkeys tend to steal these goodies. The resort decided the best way to handle this situation is to use monkey men. These individuals roam around the property to ensure the primates don’t cause any problems. They use a variety of tactics to scare away the monkeys so that the guests can have an excellent experience. The travel industry sure does have many unusual and less-known jobs. It often makes you wonder whether you can create your own special profession and turn it into a career!
4 Odd Jobs In The Travel Industry - Part I
Traveling is a multi-trillion dollar industry, as billions of people go on trips every year. Although there are several types of conventional travel occupations, some people chose to try some not-so-conventional paths: BED WARMER After spending time on a long flight, you want to reach your hotel as fast as possible. The only problem is that due to the bed being cold, it becomes harder for you to relax. Well, this is no longer going to be an issue, thanks to bed warmers. They are professionals employed by hotels, to get the mattress ready for guests. These employees have to wear special suits and lie on beds for 5 to 10 minutes. MANNERS POLICE When people go on a trip, freedom tends to get to their heads. Sometimes, tourists tend to exhibit inappropriate behavior, such as removing their shirts and sitting in public. In Venice, this is a common problem, which is why the city decided to use manners police. They are volunteers, who go around and warn tourists about their inappropriate behavior. These individuals also have the power to ask traffic cops to stop offenders and fine them.