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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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Have you travelled in Asia, Africa or Australia? If so, we want to hear from you. One of the largest independent long haul travel companies in the UK, employing over 40 staff at its modern town centre offices in Hertford is currently looking for confident, well travelled individuals to join its direct sales team as Travel Consultants. You will be dealing with clients, mainly by telephone, offering...
Exciting opportunity for a Business Travel Agent to develop and manage the accounts of some of the UK's most exciting companies who spend between £50,000 - £2M on international travel every year. Our Business Travel Agents have exceptional earning potential and career progression on offer with a global company that has featured in the Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For' for ten years. Th...
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays.We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Cheltenham retail store and call centre. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations...
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Solihull retail store and call centre. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations a...
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Chester call centre. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations as well as addition...
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Knutsford retail store. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations as well as addit...
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our London, Kensington High Street retail store and call centre. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to lo...
Winchester, South East/Southern, SO23 9AH
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Winchester retail store. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations as well as addi...
Our Company We are Topdeck, a name that’s been around in the youth travel space since 1973. While a lot has changed in the past 40 years, we’re still discovering new places to visit, finding unforgettable travel experiences and delivering them to our travelers. We have a team of enthusiastic Trip Consultants who need a team player to join their ranks. Job Description • Actively sell Topdeck produc...
Brighton, South East/Southern, BN1 2HA
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Brighton retail store. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations as well as additi...
Alton, South East/Southern, GU34 1TL
At Travelbag, we believe we are the market leader in the sale of long haul, tailor-made holidays. We also believe our products are the best and our employees play an integral role in maintaining our excellent industry reputation. We are looking for experienced Sales Consultants to join our Alton retail store. Experience in selling tailor-made holidays to long haul destinations as well as additiona...
We are a small call centre based in Croydon looking to take on one passionate person for an exciting telesales role starting We are looking for people who have: - The ability to handle objections - Excellent communication skills - Energetic and Enthusiastic phone manor - We have a fantastic personable environment where everyone is made to feel welcome and part of a team! You must have at least one...
Maidstone, South East/Southern
This is a fantastic opportunity if you have previous experience of sales/customer service to start a journey within the travel industry for one of the UK's top travel firms based in Kent. Day to day duties include - Answering incoming calls from Business and Leisure clients. - Designing complex travel itineraries. - Acting as the single point of contact for the client. - Securing repeat business....
Our client operates in a niche market arranging hotel and travel for corporate clients throughout the UK. It now has a rare opportunity for an experienced travel professional to join its close-knit team in Derbyshire as Operations Manager. Hours of work are Mon-Fri 0830-1700/0930-1800hrs and there are occasional weekends where he/she will be invited to visit/stay at hotels/venues in order to asses...
French Speaking Customer Service Executive £17 - £19,000p/a Woking, Surrey Excellent opportunity for a fluent French speaking customer service / Sales executive to join this fast growing company based close to Woking, Surrey. The role will offer your fast career progression and the opportunity to work for a global and fast growing organisation. Support all aspects of marketing, sales support, & ge...
CROYDON, CR04HA
We are always looking for experienced sales staff to join our highly successful sales team. You should have a hunger for success and the want to be the best. The main responsibilities for this role will be: - Taking on calls and web enquiries from customers and listening to their needs - Meeting and over achieving sales targets - Creating tailor-made holidays for clients - Excellent product knowle...
We are always looking for experienced sales staff to join our highly successful sales team. You should have a hunger for success and the want to be the best. The main responsibilities for this role will be: - Taking on calls and web enquiries from customers and listening to their needs - Meeting and over achieving sales targets - Creating tailor-made holidays for clients - Excellent product knowle...
We are looking for experienced sales staff to join our highly successful sales team. You should have a hunger for success and the want to be the best. The main responsibilities for this role will be: - Taking on calls and web enquiries from customers and listening to their needs - Meeting and over achieving sales targets - Creating tailor-made holidays for clients - Excellent product knowledge on...
CROYDON, CR04HA
We are always looking for experienced sales staff to join our highly successful sales team. You should have a hunger for success and the want to be the best. The main responsibilities for this role will be: - Taking on calls and web enquiries from customers and listening to their needs - Meeting and over achieving sales targets - Creating tailor-made holidays for clients - Excellent product knowle...
We are always looking for experienced sales staff to join our highly successful sales team. You should have a hunger for success and the want to be the best. The main responsibilities for this role will be: - Taking on calls and web enquiries from customers and listening to their needs - Meeting and over achieving sales targets - Creating tailor-made holidays for clients - Excellent product knowle...

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