Travel Jobs

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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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...
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...
Our client is a luxury travel company specialising in bespoke, tailor-made travel products across worldwide destinations. They are currently expanding their specialist sales team and are seeking experienced Travel Consultants who have sold Tailor-Made and Luxury travel previously. The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of achieving sales through the delivery of exceptional levels of service...
Travel Agent – Inbound Sales Salary: £12,800 (basic) OTE of £25,000 - £30,000 + Hours of work: 5 days out of 7, must be happy to work consistent weekends Shifts: 9am - 10pm, must be able to work rotating shifts Location: Halifax Daily Duties · Handling all inbound customer calls in connection to holidays · Providing customer with solutions to their holiday requirements · Booking flights, hotels, t...
Hampshire, South East/Southern, GU147SR
Our client is a long-established and hugely successful Adventure Travel company with a huge passion for travel! They offer a wide range of Adventure Tours (Walking and Trekking holidays, Family Adventures, Cycling tours, Wildlife holidays, Tailor-made holidays, Polar Adventures ) in over 120 countries worldwide. And they are looking for experienced Travel Consultants with a love of travel and a pa...
Flight Centre is on the look out for talented Travel Agents to join their Central London teams. This varied travel agent role will see you selling amazing experiences to your clients, using your travel knowledge and airfare expertise to help them choose a destination, create an incredible itinerary and take care of all the little details from organising flights to arranging visas. You'll receive f...
Flight Centre Group is one of the largest travel companies in the world. We employ over 15,000 people across 11 countries (and we're rapidly growing). In the UK, we're seeking experienced travellers who are ready to begin a career in the travel industry. We currently have opportunities with our London teams. If successful, you will receive comprehensive training in everything from round-the-world...
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...
Our client is a luxury travel company specialising in bespoke, tailor-made travel products for an established client base. They are currently seeking a number of experienced Luxury / Tailor-Made Travel Consultants to sell across a range of Long-Haul destinations and provide an exceptional level of personalised service to their clients. The successful candidate will have travelled extensively and h...
About KidZania London In early 2015, KidZania will be landing in London. KidZania is the world’s fastest growing global educational entertainment brand, with 18 locations in 12 countries. KidZania blends education with entertainment. In the 75,000Sq.ft child-size city, kids can independently visit over 60 exciting establishments including the Bank, Hospital, Post Office, Police Station, Fire Stati...
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...
Hampshire, South East/Southern, GU147SR
Our client is a long-established and hugely successful Adventure Travel company with a huge passion for travel! They offer a wide range of Adventure Tours (Walking and Trekking holidays, Family Adventures, Cycling tours, Wildlife holidays, Tailor-made holidays, Polar Adventures ) in over 120 countries worldwide. And they are looking for experienced Travel Consultants with a love of travel and a pa...
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...
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...
Global travel company, Flight Centre, have opened their brand new travel hyperstore in Aberdeen, which means we're looking for sales driven individuals who are passionate about travel join our team of travel agent. If successful, you will gain three weeks of industry training before taking your place in our new store, which is based on the design of our Flight Centre store in New York's Madison Sq...
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...
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...
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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...
Travel Consultants Chorley, Lancashire Travel Consultants: Immediate vacancies! Come and join one of the UK's largest Cruise Agents! Travel Consultants in either Sales or Customer Services are urgently needed to join the world's largest cruise business. Continued success means 4 further Travel Sales and Customer Service Consultants are immediately required to join a dedicated, committed, and growi...

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