Travel consultant

Travel consultant

“A travel consultant makes travel arrangements and books accommodation and other services for holidaymakers and business travellers”

As a travel consultant, you’ll deliver a range of often complex travel arrangements, accommodation bookings and ancillary services that help to ensure travellers benefit from journeys and time at their destination. Leisure travel consultants are most typically seen working on the high street. In this role, you’ll source and match customers to a variety of travel options within their budget, including tailor-made itineraries, package holidays, special interest holidays, weddings abroad, cruises and seasonal activity-based holidays. A key part of your role will be keeping ahead of the ever increasing demand from customers for new and different leisure experiences. Corporate travel consultants take care of the needs of business travellers, taking account of factors that may affect their trip, including location and times, business facilities and corporate budgets. You’ll need to appreciate that your customer must account for every single expense when travelling for business.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography and business studies

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, which could include travelling

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/travel-consultant

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