Travel Agents

Travel agents assist individuals or groups who will be traveling by planning their itineraries, making transportation, hotel, and tour reservations, obtaining or preparing tickets, and performing related services. There are approximately 64,250 travel agents employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Help clients plan travel; plan itineraries; make transportation, hotel, and tour reservations; obtain or prepare tickets; and perform related services
Alternate Title(s) Tour Guides, Tour Organizers, Travel Consultants, Travel Guides
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
Experience Internship, volunteer experience, or part-time job
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Computer
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Travel Office/Agency Manager, or Corporate Travel Manager, or Travel Agency Owner
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Assistant

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