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Travel agents

Travel agents advise travellers upon travel arrangements, make bookings and receive payment for travel arrangements made.


Median Salary

New workers start around £17,231. Normal pay is £21,558 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,746.

Daily Tasks

  • Advises on issues of currency, passports, visa requirements, insurance, car hire, vaccinations and other health precautions.
  • Informs client of any changes in travel arrangements.
  • Handles cash, debit and credit card payment.
  • Consults travel time-tables, books travel tickets and accommodation.
  • Establishes availability with tour operators and makes bookings.
  • Discusses client requirements and shows brochures containing suitable packages.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Science

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FdA Tourism and Events Management

This degree will help you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the global tourism and hospitality industry. 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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