Travel Agents

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


New workers
£ 9,440
£ 18,353
£ 37,609

Available jobs

In the past year there were 26,496 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Advises on issues of currency, passports, visa requirements, insurance, car hire, vaccinations and other health precautions.

  • Informs client of any changes in travel arrangements.

  • Handles cash, debit and credit card payment.

  • Consults travel time-tables, books travel tickets and accommodation.

  • Establishes availability with tour operators and makes bookings.

  • Discusses client requirements and shows brochures containing suitable packages.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Product Knowledge

  • Selling Techniques

  • Amadeus CRS

  • Sabre (Computer System)

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Corporate Travel Management

  • Numerical Analysis

  • Customer Engagement

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Reservations

  • Time Management

  • Administrative Functions

  • Problem Solving

  • English Language

  • Motivational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.