Travel Agents

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

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£12,280
£26,249
£47,081

New workers start around £12,280. Normal pay is £26,249 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £47,081.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,952 vacancies for this type of job

-1.39%

Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Travel Advisory

  • Selling Techniques

  • Loyalty Programs

  • Customer Demand Planning

  • Numerical Analysis

  • Customer Engagement

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Tourism

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

  • Sales

  • Communication

  • Administrative Functions

  • Detail Oriented

  • Proactivity

  • Problem Solving

  • Time Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Presentations

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.