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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Travel Agent field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33880Travel CoordinatorFemale45 $37,000Williamston, NY01/01/2010
33685Travel AgentFemale35 $25,000campbell hall, NY01/01/2010
33644Corporate Travel CounselorFemale34 $40,000Cary, IL01/01/2010
33505Corporate Travel AgentFemale37 $34,240chelsea, MA01/01/2010
33315Travel AgentFemale38 $37,000houston, TX01/01/2010

Overview

Are you interested in helping people plan their dream vacations? Do you have a good eye for detail and strong people skills? If so, becoming a travel agent may be the ideal career choice for you.

Travel agents provide assistance to individuals and businesses planning trips or vacations. Agents must be skilled at logistics, as you need to be able to coordinate plane tickets and itineraries for customers. Computer skills are required, as are sales and customer service skills. You also need to be able to understand the needs of your clients and sell them on the vacation packages you have put together.

The job of a travel agent has evolved as people have turned to computers to book their own flights and plan their own vacations. Today, travel agents often provide services for business travel and to individuals going on extended vacations, cruise vacations, or vacations with complex itineraries.

Many travel agents work for agencies that individual clients can go to in order to plan trips; however, some work for credit card companies to help customers plan trips using card points or miles and others work for specific enterprises, like cruise ships or amusement parks, and help visitors to plan trips to these destinations.

To learn more about the profession of a travel agent from people who work within this profession, read the career profiles below. Every profile has been developed from interviews with people who work as a travel agent, so you?ll get a true understanding of what the work is like.


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