Travel Agency Manager

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A travel agency manager is responsible for the smooth running of a travel company, which may be in a shop open to the public or based in a call centre. You may specialise in leisure or business travel.

The Work

You could be:


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

Starting pay before commission can be from £20,000 to £26,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £35,000 a year or more. You may also earn target related bonuses and get perks such as discounts on holidays.


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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

What Does it Take?

You need:


The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) runs an accreditation programme to recognise companies which offer excellent training and development for their staff. Details are on the ITT website.

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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