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Travel Agent Career

Travel unites people, strengthens relationships, welcomes change and nurtures tolerance. It's an exciting field of work that nurtures personal growth and self-esteem.

Who is a travel agent?

A travel agent career can put you in the position to help people create life-long memories and plan their ultimate dream holidays.

Travel agent jobs are perfect for people who are passionate about one thing: travel! The most important things you’ll need are finely-tuned customer sales skills, a curiosity and love for the industry and a friendly, approachable manner.

What does a travel agent do?

Day-to-day responsibilities as a travel consultant require you to work closely with customers and suppliers across the world, to sell and book airlines, accommodation and tours. The world is a big and ever changing place, so you'll also be constantly learning about new destinations and products.

One of your main roles as an agent will be to give informed and appropriate advice to clients about where and when to travel based on their individual needs.

When a customer walks through the door, you're not just looking at one single sale. By providing excellent customer service, you could create a long-term, lucrative relationship as well as gaining new clients through positive recommendations!

A career as a travel agent (travel consultant) is perfect for people who are passionate about providing outstanding customer experience.

How much does a travel agent earn?

Working as a travel agent offers a fast-paced role where you can translate your customer service and sales skills into rewarding potential earnings. Usually, a travel agent salary is a combination of a retainer and sales-based commission, so once you've got the hang of things, your earnings could reach great heights.

A travel agent salary often starts at around $40,000/year and can stretch to more than $100,000/year. However, it’s important to note that earnings are performance based with uncapped potential.

Where can you go as a travel agent?

If you choose to pursue a travel agent career, there’s plenty of room for career progression! Once you establish yourself as a successful travel consultant, you can work your way up to Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader, or even buy-in and become a business owner. For more information, check out Peter's story, a past FCTA graduate!

There's even further opportunity to climb the ladder and become an Area or State Leader. As you progress through your career and take on varying leadership roles, your salary will increase to match your position, skills and experience.

Contact us here or call 1300 369 649 to find out how we can help get your career off to a flying start!

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