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Travel Consultant Job Overview

Travel consultants (also known as travel agents) are in charge of planning and booking travel and/or holiday arrangements on behalf of corporate or individual clients. The typical duties of a travel consultant involve researching flights, accommodation options, holiday packages, and activities available in tourist destinations, putting together promotional materials, taking part in marketing tasks, providing advice on a variety of travel-related issues, and handling enquiries and complaints. In many cases, travel consultants are required to liaise with airline representatives, hoteliers, and other professionals who work in the leisure and hospitality industry. Travel consultants must have a pleasant demeanour, impeccable customer service skills, excellent verbal communication skills, and must be able to demonstrate commercial awareness. Being able to communicate in a foreign language and having first-hand knowledge of tourist destinations are definite advantages. Travel consultants are expected to be familiar with industry-specific software, such as Amadeus or Dolphin. Jobs in this industry are available on full and part-time basis and may involve weekend work.

Travel Industry Job Education Requirements

Many travel consultants enter the profession without relevant qualifications and train on the job. In such cases, previous experience in customer service roles is advantageous. Useful qualifications include HNDs or NVQs in marketing, hotel management, languages, and tourism. University graduates can access in-company graduate schemes, and those with a degree in an unrelated field can learn the basics about the travel industry by taking level 1 and 2 courses in travel and tourism.

Travel Job Market

Recent surveys show that the travel industry has been affected by the economic recession, which has changed the spending habits of many consumers. However, the travel job market has proven to be resilient. In addition to travel consultant roles, individuals interested in the travel industry can explore vacancies like travel operations director and business travel consultant. Jobs in sustainable tourism are on the rise too.

Travel Consultant Job Salaries

Studies show that average travel consultant salaries range between £21,000 and £24,000 per year. Bonuses and incentives are common in this industry, and they can bring salaries up to nearly £30,000 a year.
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Telesales/Account Manager London Salary £18k-£23k Basic Plus Commission OTE £40k We are looking for a dynamic target driven telesales & account professional. This is primarily a telesales role, because for the first 6 months it will involve cold calling of potential clients to build up new business and your own portfolio of clients. During this period you will be required to carry out a low number...
Travel Consultants Global travel company, Flight Centre is on the look out for full-time Travel Consultants to join their South West London teams. Specifically, we have brand new opportunities in Richmond, Fulham, Sutton and Kingston. This varied role will see you selling travel to your clients. Before you begin your role, we'll give you three weeks of comprehensive training at our Head Office in...
Award-winning travel company, Corporate Traveller, is seeking experienced Travel Consultants and Account Managers to join their growing teams across South West London. We have currently have opportunities in a number of our London offices, including Waterloo, Vauxhall, Wimbledon, New Malden and Woking, which means we'll find you an account management team that makes your commute as seamless as pos...
Global travel company, Corporate Traveller, is seeking Business Travel Consultants to join their growing teams across London. We have offices in Clerkenwell, Farringdon, New Malden, Vauxhall, Waterloo and Wimbledon, which means we'll find a location that makes your commute as seamless as possible. This is a full-time Monday - Friday position. Within this role, you'll manage a portfolio of clients...
BUSINESS TRAVEL CONSULTANT EAST TULLOS, ABERDEEN To £27k A leading business travel company requires an experienced business travel consultant to join an implant operation at its client's business, based in East Tullos, Aberdeen. The successful applicant will be responsible for booking marine/offshore travel for employees. The role requires attention to detail, a focus on quality and providing the...
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For the first time, Flight Centre Travel Group is offering ambitious individuals an incredible opportunity to gain a place on their Fast Track Leadership Programme. This programme has been designed for talented individuals with the aspiration and potential to join Flight Centre's future senior leadership team. Fast Track places are available in London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Aberdeen acros...
Global travel company, Flight Centre, is hosting a Careers Evening for future Travel Consultants in Aberdeen on Thursday 16th October in their brand new travel hub on Union Street. This is an exciting opportunity to discover more about a career as a travel consultant, including the earning potential, training and progression opportunities, and award-winning benefits. During the evening, you'll mee...
Award-winning travel company, Corporate Traveller, is seeking experienced Travel Consultants and Account Managers to join their growing teams across South West London. We have currently have opportunities in a number of our London offices, including Waterloo, Vauxhall, Wimbledon, New Malden and Woking, which means we'll find you a team that makes your commute as seamless as possible. This is a ful...
Are you looking for a role and get knocked back through lack of experience? Apply now! Pure Atlantic is urgently requiring new people to join our growing teams now! The best part is we WILL spend the time to train you to become the best at selling products to customers and focus on your progression. About Pure Atlantic Pure Atlantic focuses on providing face to face customer acquisition as a resul...
Face to face sales in buzzing photography studio I am looking for a Highly skilled sales person to join a buzzing environment of creative individuals in Manchester's top Fashion Photography studio. As a company we work with a prestigious modelling agency and currently we are seeing between 15 -25 clients a day looking to build up professional portfolios. Each model attending our studio has an expe...
Business Travel Consultant / Coordinator With access to over 5 million discounted airfares, flexible billing and payment options, and the ability to negotiate rates on your behalf, let The Co-operative Travel Management take away the task of arranging travel and cut your travel spend at the same time. That’s got to be good for business. Position: Business Travel Consultant Location: Manchester Cit...
Business Travel Consultant / Coordinator With access to over 5 million discounted airfares, flexible billing and payment options, and the ability to negotiate rates on your behalf, let The Co-operative Travel Management take away the task of arranging travel and cut your travel spend at the same time. That’s got to be good for business. Position: Business Travel Consultant Location: Beaconside, St...
Evening and weekend Agents required Sunmaster are a fast growing online travel company established in Halifax, 20 years ago. Opportunities are now available for experienced sales agents within both our Halifax and Accrington offices. Since opening in 1993, we have assisted thousands of clients with their holiday requirements. Our dedicated Sales Team manage holiday enquiries over the phone, findin...
Evening and weekend Agents required Sunmaster are a fast growing online travel company established in Halifax, 20 years ago. Opportunities are now available for experienced sales agents within both our Halifax and Accrington offices. Since opening in 1993, we have assisted thousands of clients with their holiday requirements. Our dedicated Sales Team manage holiday enquiries over the phone, findin...
Sunmaster are looking for motivated Travel Sales Agents. In return we offer a basic salary of £13,180 plus uncapped commission. Your realistic OTE is £25,000 to £30,000 plus benefits including holiday discounts, pension and childcare voucher scheme. We are a fast growing online travel company established in Halifax in 1993. Opportunities are now available for experienced sales agents within both o...
Sunmaster are looking for motivated Sales Agents. In return we offer a basic salary of £13,180 plus uncapped commission. Your realistic OTE is £25,000 to £30,000 plus benefits including holiday discounts, pension and childcare voucher scheme. We are a fast growing online travel company established in Halifax in 1993. Opportunities are now available for experienced sales agents within both our Hali...
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance launched on 22nd May 2013. From our base at Perth Airport we are well positioned geographically to reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes. We are also ideally placed to reach some of Scotland’s remotest areas within a 15 to 30 minute timeframe. We fly to time-critical emergencies across Scotland and rely 100% on donations from our supporters to ensure...
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance launched on 22nd May 2013. From our base at Perth Airport we are well positioned geographically to reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes. We are also ideally placed to reach some of Scotland’s remotest areas within a 15 to 30 minute timeframe. We fly to time-critical emergencies across Scotland and rely 100% on donations from our supporters to ensure...
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance launched on 22nd May 2013. From our base at Perth Airport we are well positioned geographically to reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes. We are also ideally placed to reach some of Scotland’s remotest areas within a 15 to 30 minute timeframe. We fly to time-critical emergencies across Scotland and rely 100% on donations from our supporters to ensure...
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance launched on 22nd May 2013. From our base at Perth Airport we are well positioned geographically to reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes. We are also ideally placed to reach some of Scotland’s remotest areas within a 15 to 30 minute timeframe. We fly to time-critical emergencies across Scotland and rely 100% on donations from our supporters to ensure...

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