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Travel agents advise travellers upon travel arrangements, make bookings and receive payment for travel arrangements made.

Tasks

  • Discusses client requirements and shows brochures containing suitable packages
  • Establishes availability with tour operators and makes bookings
  • Consults travel time-tables, books travel tickets and accommodation
  • Handles cash, debit and credit card payment
  • Informs client of any changes in travel arrangements
  • Advises on issues of currency, passports, visa requirements, insurance, car hire, vaccinations and other health precautions.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although many employers require entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Off- and on-the-job training is usually available. NVQs/SVQs in travel services at Levels 2 and 3, BTEC, apprenticeships and higher level qualifications are available.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £22,000 per annum and can progress up to £23,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,567 employed Travel Agents in the region.

Current Vacancies

Business travel agents

BCD Travel
29 May 2019
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