What does a Travel Agent do?

Travel consultants assist clients with the planning and partaking of their travel needs. They research various destinations and means of travel and consider the prices, customs, and weather conditions. Clients share insight including their specifications and wishes, and travel consultants research and suggest appropriate travel packages or services. They organize travel from beginning to end and book tickets, accommodation, secure rental transportation, and arrange for meals when requested. They supply travelers with necessary information and useful travel material, including event programs or maps.

Travel consultants prepare promotional materials to sell itinerary tour packages and all-inclusive adventures. They handle unforeseen problems and complaints and determine eligibility for refunds if necessary. Travel consultants also attend conferences to stay apprised of the latest tourism and travel trends and create an updated electronic record of clients. They maintain relationships with key players in the field and keep financial statements and documents. Travel consultants need a degree in hospitality, travel, tourism, business, or related fields.

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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Travel Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

£20,025 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£13K
Median: £20K
£32K
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Travel Agent Career Path

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Travel Agent Insights

Read what Travel Agent professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Abercrombie & KentAbercrombie & Kent
Private Travel Consultant
14 Oct 2020

“Some of the management is not great and will hold people back based on personal bias.”

Grand Circle TravelGrand Circle Travel
Travel Consultant
30 Sep 2019

“I knew I would learn a great deal and really would enjoy helping clients with all their travel needs.”

Bike and RollBike and Roll
Bike and Segway Guide
15 Jun 2021

“Stephen and Janna are amazing owners and the genuinely the sweetest people I have ever worked under.”

Vacations To GoVacations To Go
Travel Counselor
23 Oct 2019

“When looking for a Career you typically have earning potential and work life balance at the top of the list.”

British AirwaysBritish Airways
Travel Advisor
23 Aug 2020

“The salary was ok...easy incentives and night allowance is an extra boost to work.”

USAirtours HolidaysUSAirtours Holidays
USA Travel Specialist
16 Dec 2019

“I have been given so many opportunities to grow within the company and I am extremely lucky to work here .”

True Partnerships
Travel Administrator
1 Oct 2019

“Working in a small close knit team where everyone gets along was definitely the most enjoyable part of the job”

Click TravelClick Travel
Business Travel Consultant
15 Jul 2020

“There are always things going on to keep things fun so employee engagement is great.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a travel agent

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