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Emilia Stadford
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over 6 months ago

Travel Agent Work: Travel agents plan all aspects of travel for consumer and business clients. This includes airplanes, hotels, cars, other transportation, side tours, and other recreation. Travel agents also advise their clients on passports, visas, customs regulations, vaccinations, and other issues involved in foreign travel. Many travel agents develop regional or international specialties. These specialties may have been developed as a result of the travel agent having gone to that location themselves, or otherwise learning much more extensively about it. This provides the travel agent with much more expertise that can help their clients get the most out of their trip. For this reason, many resorts offer travel agents substantial discounts to come to their resort.

Travel Agent Skills: Travel agents must have good writing skills, and be comfortable in using a computer. Travel agents must also be highly organized and have the ability to manage accurately all the details of their clients' trips -– a poorly managed trip would result in a loss of repeat business. In addition, the travel agent must have strong people skills as the travel agent’s ability to get business is dependent on the trust he or she builds with their prospective clients.

Travel Agent School Courses: Travel agent schools offer courses that help familiarize the travel agent with computerized reservation systems such as those used by airlines and hotel chains, provide marketing and sales skills, and offer general background in geography, issues in foreign travel, and foreign languages.

Travel Agent Employment: About 80% of travel agents work for travel agencies, and most of the remainder work for membership organizations. Some travel agents run their own travel agencies on a freelance basis. Formal education at travel agent schools is a key differentiator in getting a job.

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Kimberly Atwood
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over 6 months ago

Don't!!! It wont last. You'll either get overwhelmed and quit or they'll fire you for no reason

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Sharon Flowers
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over 6 months ago

I lost my job while working at a Travel Agency Call Center due to a reduction in force. My title, Corporate Travel Agent/Counselor and with over 15 plus years of experience, my job duties consisted of booking Airline reservations, Hotels, Car rental, Limo service and/or Amtrak train reservations. Hilton Reservations in Texas was hiring for Call Center Reservationists at that time and they were paying 10.00 an hour, in which case, I was willing to accept. The main requirement of this position was taking inbound calls and booking hotel reservations only. Simple, I thought, so I applied for this position but my application was declined. Their reasoning was that I was over qualified.

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Rosann Wassum
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over 6 months ago

AAA is a great company to work for. I liked the employee benefits. My co-workers were great. The Travel Agent position can be very stressful.

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Rosann Wassum
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over 6 months ago

The biggest mistake I made was booking a package for the wrong dates.

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Pam Eisenzimmer
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over 6 months ago

I'm probably going to end up being the "old" lady in this group. but that's O K. I have self taught myself to use the computer--I'm not bragging--it's just that a lot of people my age aren't interested in it except to play games. I would like to work from my home on it. I guess one of the things that I'd like to do is be a travel agent.

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Teresa Scherrer
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over 6 months ago

I am a certified Travel Agent.I love helping others plan their vacations.I can do cruises,Mexico, Rome, Italy and I can save you alot of money.Can get great rates on hotels,rental cars and much moreFriend me on facebook and message me.

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Lisa Renwick
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over 6 months ago

I am looking for a well paying job that I can work from home. Part time or full time it does not matter. I have experience in the travel industry so a travel agent from home would be ideal.

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