Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

Travel agency managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of travel agencies and booking offices.


New workers

New workers start around £16,779. Normal pay is £30,591 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,609.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 5,618 vacancies for this type of job


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?

  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.

  • Advises on currency and passport/visa regulations and any necessary health precautions needed.

  • Makes and confirms travel and accommodation bookings, arranges group holidays, tours and individual itineraries.

  • Discusses client’s requirements and advises on road, rail, air and sea travel and accommodation.

  • Co-ordinates the activities of clerical, secretarial and other staff.

  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks and responsibilities.

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)

  • Corporate Travel Management

  • Marketing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Operations Management

  • Finance

  • Business Development

  • Product Knowledge

  • Selling Techniques

  • Travel Arrangements

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

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

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.