Travel Agent

What Does A Travel Agent Do?

Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and entertainment activities to individuals and groups planning trips. They offer advice on destinations, plan trip itineraries, and make travel arrangements for clients.

How Do I Become A Travel Agent?

Employers generally require candidates to have at least a high school diploma, but may prefer those who have a college degree or who have taken classes related to the travel industry. A two or four-year bachelor’s degree related to hospitality, hospitality management, Tourism, or a related field would likely provide for more opportunities.

What is the Average Salary For A Travel Agent?

High – 62,000
Median – 37,000
Low – 21,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Travel Agent?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Business
  • Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Travel Agent?

Travel agents typically work in offices, but some work remotely because much of their time is spent on the phone and the computer. Most travel agents work for travel agencies.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Travel Agent?

The job outlook for this position will likely decline over the next 10 years because it is so much easier for people to plan vacations on their own using the Internet.  Job prospects should be best for travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or particular types of travelers.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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