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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
About KidZania 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 Station, Air...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
10 x Travel Sales Consultants. Immediate vacancies: Join one of the UK's largest Cruise Agents! Home based Travel Sales Consultants are urgently needed to join World Travel Holdings the world's largest cruise business. Continued success means 10 further home based Travel Sales Consultants are required to join our dedicated, committed, and growing team selling the best cruise packages in the indust...
Purpose of Role To ensure all functions within Stella Travel Services ground product operate efficiently and meet agreed business timescales and best practice. Job Description: Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities Daily Tasks Clear daily tasks within agreed service levels detailed by the Team Leader Make accurate recordings of all phone calls, emails and letters received into the business on the...
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...
East Grinstead, South East/Southern, RH185FR
Travel Sales Consultant (Worldwide) £14,000 rising to £16,000 basic, OTE £25-40,000 6 month FTC view to Permanent East Grinstead A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a number of strong sales professionals to join our client, a travel company based in East Grinstead. As a Travel Sales Consultant, you will carry out the following duties: • Receiving inbound calls from customers wanting to book lon...
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...

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