Travel Consultant

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A travel consultant advises customers about travel arrangements for business or leisure within the UK or abroad and sells them travel packages or separate elements. They usually specialise in either leisure or business travel.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

As a Modern Apprentice, you would usually start on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022).

Starting pay before commission can be about £15,000 to £25,000 a year. You may also get discounts on life insurance or on holiday packages you buy for yourself and your family.


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Getting In

Vacancies appear in trade journals such as Travel Weekly, Travel Trade Gazette and on websites which advertise travel jobs such as 

Some firms specialise in holidays, some specialise in business travel and some do both. The ABTA website lists vacancies in the companies which are members of ABTA.

What Does it Take?

You need:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Tel: 020 7921 0420
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Twitter: @Springboard_UK

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

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