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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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Gatwick, South East/Southern, RH60LG
In 10 years lowcosttravelgroup has grown into a truly international business with offices in Europe, North and South America and Asia/Pacific employing 500 staff and with annual sales of €700m. Our online travel agency, lowcostholidays.com, is principally based at our international headquarters in Palma de Mallorca in Spain from where it serves customers in 13 countries across the world. Our bed b...
My client a leading Travel supplier are currently expanding there Middlesex office and require 9 outbound sales staff to start Immediately. Position Purpose: To offer holiday packages to warm leads/ customers who have made enquires via telephone or through website. Qualifications/Requirements of the Position: • High School Diploma or equivalent • Travel Industry experience preferred but not requir...
EXPERIENCED LEISURE TRAVEL CONSULTANTS (SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND $45 - $55k NZD BASIC PLUS BONUS Do you like the idea of living/working in New Zealand for 2 years? A unique opportunity exists with a high-end tour operator in Christchurch, who is looking to sponsor 2 experienced travel consultants to work with them for 2 years. The company specialises in long-haul/exotic tra...
EXPERIENCED LEISURE TRAVEL CONSULTANTS (SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND $45 - $55k NZD BASIC PLUS BONUS Do you like the idea of living/working in New Zealand for 2 years? A unique opportunity exists with a high-end tour operator in Christchurch, who is looking to sponsor 2 experienced travel consultants to work with them for 2 years. The company specialises in long-haul/exotic tra...
Section Supervisor - Business Travel - Sabre This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Business Travel Consultant to join a Leading Global Travel Management Company. You will be supporting the Section Manager in the smooth and efficient day to day running of a white glove account that requires excellent interpersonal skills. You will be monitoring the quality, policy adherence and efficiency of...
Travel Consultant Harrow £16k - £20k Plus commission OTE £29k We are looking for an experienced Worldwide Travel Consultant with GDS skills and a proven sales experience to join this dynamic travel sales team. You will need to be confident, self-assured with a hunger to earn top commission. You will be selling luxury worldwide destinations and tailor making dream holidays. Duties and experience: Y...
Business Travel Executive South West London, 20 minutes from Waterloo by train Salary: £25-28,000 + generous commission The Company: This is a leading aircraft broker that deals in high end jets like Gulfstream and Lear Jets amongst others . They have a track record of providing an unparalleled service in the field of chartering aircraft of every conceivable type. After year on year growth over th...
Homebased, South East/Southern, RH60RD
In 10 years lowcosttravelgroup has grown into a truly international business with offices in Europe, North and South America and Asia/Pacific employing 500 staff and with annual sales of €700m. Our online travel agency, lowcostholidays.com, is principally based at our international headquarters in Palma de Mallorca in Spain from where it serves customers in 13 countries across the world. Our bed b...
Introducing FCm Travel Solutions FCm Travel Solutions is a global travel management provider spanning more than 75 countries worldwide. We are commited to generating better travel ideas that will lead to greater savings for businesses. Our people are experienced, professional and focused on achieving optimum results for our clients. We have not only been named the World's Leading Travel Management...
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...
Exciting opportunity for a travel consultant to specialise in business travel and manage the accounts of some of the UK's most exciting companies who spend between £50,000 - £2M on international travel every year. 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 nine years. The successful...
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...
FCm Travel Solutions is a global business travel management provider spanning more than 75 countries worldwide. We have not only been named the World's Leading Travel Management Company for three years, but we have also featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For (for ten years) and Great Places to Work. FCm Travel Solutions is seeking a Travel Consultant to join their high performa...
Manchester City Central Location 16K Basic Plus Bonus Working on behalf of a client on site with multiple locations in Manchester Hours will range between 10am and 9pm on a rota basis with Saturday shifts (normally over a 4 day week) Travel & Leisure Industry JOB DESCRIPTION Outbound Tele-Marketing Executive: A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the tele-marketing department of one of the wo...
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This well-established travel agency provides services to customers across the UK. Based in Barnsley, they are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience, day-in, day-out. To help them realise this vision, they are currently looking for a Senior Travel Advisor to be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of a rapidly expanding company. Working at their Barnsley office you'...
Join our team of Travel Agents if you… Know your worth. Last year, our top Travel Agents earned in excess of £120K. At Flight Centre, you'll gain an attractive base plus exceptional uncapped commission, which is why we're home to the highest earners in the industry. The average first year OTE is £23,000 - £27,000. Have an incurable case of the travel bug. Our travel consultants are obsessed with t...

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