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Travel agents

£13,000 Average salary at age 20
£21,320 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

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


There are no formal academic entry requirements, although many employers require entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Off- and on-the-job training is usually available. NVQs/SVQs in travel services at Levels 2 and 3, BTEC, apprenticeships and higher level qualifications are available.

What Travel agents studied in higher education

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What Travel agents studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L7) Human & social geography3
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology3
(Q9) Others in linguistics, classics & related subjects1
(C8) Psychology3
(R2) German studies1
(V3) History by topic1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects2
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(Q3) English studies1
(L2) Politics1
(R3) Italian studies1
(R4) Spanish studies2
(R1) French studies2
(N5) Marketing2
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport30
(T7) American studies1
(N1) Business studies6
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(C6) Sport & exercise science4
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies3
(V1) History by period4
(Q8) Classical studies1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(I1) Computer science1
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

29400 Workforce Size
0.76% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
6813 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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