Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and admission to entertainment activities to individuals and groups planning trips. They offer advice on destinations, plan trip itineraries, and make travel arrangements for clients.
Travel agents typically do the following:
Arrange travel for business and vacation customers
Determine customers’ needs and preferences, such as schedules and costs
Plan and arrange tour packages, excursions, and day trips
Find fare and schedule information
Calculate total travel costs
Book reservations for travel, hotels, rental cars, and special events, such as tours and excursions
Tell clients about what their trip will be like, including giving details on required documents, such as passports or visas
Give advice about local weather conditions, customs, and attractions
Make alternative booking arrangements if changes arise before or during the trip
Help travelers by sorting through vast amounts of information to find the best possible travel arrangements. In addition, resorts and specialty travel groups use travel agents to promote travel packages to their clients.
Visit destinations to get firsthand experience so that they can make recommendations to clients or colleagues. They may visit hotels, resorts, and restaurants to evaluate the comfort, cleanliness, and quality of the establishment. Most of their time is spent talking with clients, promoting tours, and contacting airlines and hotels to make travel arrangements.
Increasingly are focusing on a specific type of travel, such as adventure tours. Some may cater to a specific group of people, such as senior citizens or single people. Primarily make corporate travel arrangements for employee business travel. Some work for tour operators and are responsible for selling the company’s tours and services.
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Hi, my name is Caitlin, a bubbly professional with a passion for traveling and sales. I would love to get in touch with you to discuss the details on this job!
I travel agent training and I have over 30 years of customer service experience as well as online research and computer software experience. I also have several years experience working as a concierge at a hotel.