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About Career as a Travel Agent

Planning a vacation or trip can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Therefore most of the travelers seek the assistance of travel agents. The role of a travel agent is to help travelers sort through vast sea of information to help them make the best possible travel arrangements. Travel agents offer advice on travel destinations and make arrangements for transportation, car rentals, hotel accommodations and tours for travellers. They also do bookings for most of the major cruise lines. They also promote travel packages of resorts and specialty travel groups by marketing them to their clients. They also advise their clients on the customs to be kept in mind, exchange rates and best deals at restaurants and tourist attractions they do it all.
 

Career Prospects of Career as a Travel Agent

Travel agents can work with travel agencies, tour groups, national and international airlines, hotels, transport and cargo companies and government tourism departments. Besides, many cruise liners and resorts also use travel agents to promote travel packages and lure customers to visit them. Once you learn the ropes and have a steady clientele, you can even open up your own tour and travel agency

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Travel Agent

Although no specific qualification is required to be a travel agent, a Degree/Diploma/Certificate courses in travel & tourism can offer leverage to an aspirant. A travel agent is to be well versed in everything from climatic conditions peculiar to that nation/city/region, clothing to be worn to currency exchange rates. A travel agent should have general business skills, sales skills, empathy and the knowledge of a seasoned traveler. A background in geography, communication, world history and computers and foreign languages is an added bonus.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Travel Agent

  • DEAR SIR/Mam, I M LOVEJIT SINGH, I DID *B.A.* WITH OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND *PGDCA* (2010) NOW I AM DOING JOB AT JALANDHAR in IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT OFFICE AS A "MARKETING MANAGER" FROM LAST 1.5 YEAR AND BEFORE THAT I WORKED IN SAME FIELD AS AN "ASSISTANT MANAGER" IN ADMIN DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTANTS OFFICE NEAR ABOUT ONE AND HALF AT JALANDHAR, PUNJAB, INDIA. THIS IS MY C. V. PLEASE INFORM ME WHEN THEIR ANY JOB RELATED TO MY PROFILE, MY EMAIL ID lovejitsingh.job@gmail.com OR CALL ME ON MY CONTACT NO. * +91-9814188127.* REGARDS YOURS FAITHFULLY LOVEJIT SINGH Posted By : lovejit singh, on 03-02-2012 20:50:01 Report Abuse

  • I need a job in airlines/Travel agency. I have more than 2 years of work experience in airline field. Posted By : shehenaz, on 22-01-2012 21:36:45 Report Abuse

  • i m student of this college Posted By : Bhimeshwar Arya, on 07-01-2012 20:28:30 Report Abuse

  • Currently working with Gullivers Travel Associates as Operations Executive and looking for a similar or better profile in Phagwara or nearby cities of Punjab. Posted By : Karan Singh, on 12-12-2011 23:55:52 Report Abuse

  • i have done my MBA in tourism and Hospitality i plan to learn more form tourism i there any for further stdy avil Posted By : raja, on 09-05-2011 19:46:01 Report Abuse

  • i have done my MBA in tourism and Hospitality i plan to learn more form tourism i there any for further stdy avil Posted By : raja, on 09-05-2011 19:42:54 Report Abuse

  • hi team, i have done my graduation in travel and tourism ........i want to exceel in this field and also want to learn crs software...... so please tell me what should i do now so that i can excell in this field........ Posted By : bharatsood, on 09-02-2011 03:25:16 Report Abuse

  • hi team, i have done my graduation in travel and tourism ........i want to exceel in this field and also want to learn crs software...... so please tell me what should i do now so that i can excell in this field........ Posted By : bharatsood, on 09-02-2011 03:24:36 Report Abuse

  • i am interested in travel & tourisms courses after my B.A(HES),SO Plz. tell me some best colleges name from where i can do my P.G in travel & tourisms. Posted By : lata, on 20-06-2010 06:56:14 Report Abuse

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