A Travel Agent works on behalf of a travel agency to sell holidays, flights, insurance and other travel related products. They will assist clients in choosing their holiday and may plan and arrange itineraries and put together tour packages.
GCSE/A-Levels/BTECs in travel and tourism or another related subject would be beneficial - but no specific qualifications are necessary as on the job training will be given.
You may be able to start this job through an apprenticeship.
- excellent communication skills
- ability to listen and find suitable products to match the customers needs
- a genuine interest and desire to travel
- good IT skills
- good judgement
- excellent customer service skills
- organisational skills
£14,000 to £40,000