Travel Agent

Travel Agent

Travel Agents (also known as Travel Consultants or Tourism and Travel Advisors) organise travel and accommodation for clients and tourists, where duties can include providing quotes and making bookings.  The average salary of a Travel Agent is $46,872 per annum.

As a Travel Agent, you’ll assist in making travel arrangements for both business and holiday purposes, using your knowledge of destinations and products to give quality advice.

Salary range
Average salary $46,872
salary range
$40,623
$46,872
$53,122
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
29% by 2020
29%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Travel Agent are:
NSW
NSW 34.3%
VIC
VIC 23.3%
QLD
QLD 20.7%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Travel Agent are:
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • High level of personal presentation
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Strong sales focus
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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