Becoming a Travel Consultant
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Becoming a Travel Consultant

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Also known as Travel Agent.
Plans travel, accommodation and associated arrangements for clients and makes travel bookings. May work in a call centre.
Training time 17 weeks - 1 year
Average pay $47,162
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 5,100

What does a Travel Consultant do?

  • determining clients' requirements for travel, accommodation and special interests
  • suggesting itineraries based on available travel routes and cost, availability and convenience of transport
  • making and confirming travel and accommodation reservations and informing clients of bus, plane, ship and train connections
  • notifying clients of travel dates, baggage limits, and medical and visa requirements
  • providing information on tourist attractions and tour availability, and procedures for dealing with lost and stolen documents
  • assisting with travel clearances
  • collecting payments and issuing clients' itineraries, relevant documentation, tickets for travel and vouchers for accommodation
  • providing information on travel insurance, relevant government regulations such as customs regulations, and use of credit cards and traveller's cheques
  • answering inquiries from tourists and offering suggestions about tours, travel routes, accommodation and local customs
  • providing literature and information on local and interstate tours and places of interest
  • discussing transport availability and cost

Specialisations

  • Business Travel Consultant
  • Domestic Travel Consultant
  • International Travel Consultant