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Travel Agents

Job Information

Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.


  • Many people are attracted to this occupation because of the travel benefits, such as reduced rates for transportation and lodging.
  • Applicants with formal training should have the best opportunities to get a job as a travel agent.
  • Travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or in certain types of travel or travelers should have the best chance for success.
  • Job opportunities and earnings may decline during economic downturns and international crises, when travel plans are likely to be deferred.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $33,930/yr ($16.97/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma