Travel counsellors (NOC 6521)

About this job

Travel counsellors:

  • give clients information about travel options and tour packages
  • make bookings and reservations
  • prepare tickets and receive payment
  • work in travel agencies, transportation and tourism firms and hotel chains
Common job titles
  • flight attendant, aircraft
  • reservation agent - travel agency
  • specialist, travel

Duties

Travel counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • offer travel information to clients about destinations, transportation and accommodation options and travel costs, and recommend suitable products
  • plan and organize vacation travel for individuals or groups
  • make transportation and accommodation reservations using computerized reservation and ticketing system
  • sell single fare tickets and package tours to clients
  • promote particular destinations, tour packages and other travel services
  • investigate new travel destinations, hotels and other facilities and attractions
  • give travel tips regarding tourist attractions, foreign currency, customs, languages and travel safety

Work environment

Work typically takes place in a office setting.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.