Travel Agent

by Ryan Bhuiyan



The average pay for a Travel Agent is $36,648 per year.


It is $55,000

What They Do

  • Make a rapport with customers to secure new clients and keep a consistent customer base.
  • Provide help and support for customer requests, and review documents for accuracy.
  • Respond to incoming requests and conduct research on travel planning and itinerary customization.
  • Make draft service contracts for group travel.
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Some Skills You Need

Active Listening -Listening to people so you can consult people on what they want and how you want to help them.

Speaking - Talking to others to obtain information

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Persuasion - Make people change their mind or behavior.

Pros of the job

  • They get to discount their prices when staying at a hotel
  • College is not a requirement
  • Does not require work for home

Job Outlook

Employment of travel agents is projected to decline 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. Job prospects should be best for travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or particular types of travelers, such as groups with a special interest or corporate travelers.

Best Colleges for Travel Agent

  • 1 University of Mount Olive:cost per year $18,400
  • 2 Penn Foster Career School:cost per year $1,400

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