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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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My client who is one of the leading regional publishers in the North of England is looking for a Temp Advertising Sales Executive. DUTIES Locating and sourcing appropriate advertisers Competitive media prospecting including magazines, internet and other available media Customer prospecting by telephone e-mail, mail, web and predominantly occasionally by field sales visits. Cold calling and follow-...
Our client has an opportunity for experienced Sales Advisors to join their busy team. Staff need to be flexible in working and able to support different areas of the business either within your own teams or through working with colleagues on projects and activities around the business. This will help develop both individuals and the business as a whole in our fast moving and developing business. J...
FCm Travel Solutions is a global travel management provider spanning more than 75 countries worldwide. We have not only been named The World's Leading Travel Management Company, but we have also featured in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For(for ten years) and Great Places to Work 2014. About the Opportunity FCm Travel Solutions is seeking two Travel Consultants to join their high per...
FCm Travel Solutions offers an exceptional company culture that places the utmost emphasis on personal development, ownership and recognition. As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we also offer our team an array of award-winning benefits, including: Generous commission and uncapped earning potential Discounted travel and access to excellent incentives from the world's top travel provi...
Corproate Traveller is seeking a Business Travel Consultant to join their team in Birmingham. Working sociable hours (Monday - Friday), you'll manage the travel accounts of some of the UK's most exciting companies while working in a fun and sociable team environment. Why Join Our Business Travel Consultant Team? Corporate Traveller is proud to offer our Business Travel Consultants excellent career...
Luxury Hotel & Spa Manager Salary £30k - £40k plus bonus £5k Penryn We are looking for an experienced Hotel Manager with marketing and sales experience. You will also be responsible for the day to day management of this Luxury Hotel & Spa and its staff. You will be accountable for the budgeting and financial management, planning, organising and directing all hotel services, including front of hous...
As a member of our Cabin Crew Team you are responsible for the safety and comfort of all Customers whilst onboard our aircraft. Working as One Team with your colleagues, your friendliness and passion for creating lasting memories will ensure all of our Customers receive a truly VIP service from our Belfast base. You will have a positive and friendly personality, with the determination and resilien...
Dartford, DA1 1AB
Telesales Executive Dartford Salary £18k - £29k OTE Are you a confident self-assured telesales professional? Are you money motivated with a proven sales record in cold calling? Are you a strong communicator who can converse at all levels? Are you a sales professional with the passion to succeed? If the answer is yes we want to see your CV. This fantastic opportunity has arisen for a charismatic Te...
United Kingdom, IP15LN
Experienced Travel Consultant near Ipswich Salary 15,000 dependent on experience A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced travel consultant to join one of Suffolk's most reputable travel agents based in one of their locations on the outskirts of Ipswich. Our client is seeking a proactive and motivated individual with genuine customer focus to join their friendly team. The role is focused...
United Kingdom, IP15LN
Experienced Travel Consultant near Ipswich Salary 15,000 per annul pro-rota, dependent on experience A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced travel consultant to join one of Suffolk's most reputable travel agents based in one of their locations on the outskirts of Ipswich. Our client is seeking a proactive and motivated individual with genuine customer focus to join their friendly team....
Bilingual Call Centre Advisors - Immediate Start Call Centre / Market Research Advisors London £7.00 Per Hour Our client is starting a project which requires fluent language speakers. You will be required to take a high number of incoming and outgoing calls to complete market research questionnaires in any of the following languages: · Spanish · Italian · German · French · Dutch · Italian · Swedis...
Flight Centre is on the look out for full-time Travel Consultants to join their Bristol teams. 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 London to boost your knowledge of worldwide travel, train you on airfares, and sharpen your sales skills. After these three weeks, you'll be...
Customer Service Advisors: holiday sales. Forest Holidays is passionate about creating outstanding Cabin holidays in stunning locations throughout Great Britain, operating entirely within the Forestry Commission estate. Our amazing customer experience starts either online or with one of our Holiday Advisors on the telephone: who provide extraordinary customer service. What you'll bring to the Holi...
As a member of our Cabin Crew Team you are responsible for the safety and comfort of all Customers whilst onboard our aircraft. Working as One Team with your colleagues, your friendliness and passion for creating lasting memories will ensure all of our Customers receive a truly VIP service from our Glasgow base. You will have a positive and friendly personality, with the determination and resilien...
London, SE11YU
Telesales Executive/Account Manager London Salary £18k-£23k Basic Plus Commission OTE £40k We are looking for a dynamic target driven telesales & account professional. Our client is a national media organisation who is currently recruiting for a number of B2B sales executives. The candidate will be responsible for sourcing their own leads and identifying new prospects to sell to through researchin...
If you were sat there thinking 2014 couldn’t get any better than it is in the first 3 weeks, then you are seriously wrong. Perhaps you need a holiday already? Have a read of this! Savvy are looking for young, energetic, ambitious chatterboxes to join one of our rapidly expanding clients. Specialising within the travel sector your role will be the most important… making sure travellers from all aro...
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne-Tees, NE991NA
As a member of our Cabin Crew Team you are responsible for the safety and comfort of all Customers whilst onboard our aircraft. Working as One Team with your colleagues, your friendliness and passion for creating lasting memories will ensure all of our Customers receive a truly VIP service from our Newcastle base. You will have a positive and friendly personality, with the determination and resili...
As a member of our Cabin Crew Team you are responsible for the safety and comfort of all Customers whilst onboard our aircraft. Working as One Team with your colleagues, your friendliness and passion for creating lasting memories will ensure all of our Customers receive a truly VIP service from our Glasgow base. You will have a positive and friendly personality, with the determination and resilien...
SENIOR BUSINESS TRAVEL CONSULTANT LIVERPOOL STREET TO £33K An international TMC requires a SBTC to manage a portfolio of existing accounts in the UK and Europe. Using Sabre, the successful candidate will be making bookings for international air, hotels, car hire, visa's etc. Requirements: Experience on Sabre is essential. European language would be an advantage (but not essential). Strong work eth...
Award-winning travel company, Corporate Traveller, is seeking experienced Travel Consultants and Account Managers to join their growing teams across Bristol. This is a full-time Monday-Friday position. Within this role, you'll manage a portfolio of clients who spend between £50,000 - £2M on business travel each year. This client portfolio will become your own business, which means you'll be the on...

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