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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:

Pay

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

Starting pay before commission can be from £18,000 to £23,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £35,000 a year. You may also earn target related bonuses and get perks such as discounts on holidays.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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 traveljobsearch.com. Once you have relevant experience you can register with a travel related employment agency such as New Frontiers.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
453
0.4 %
FALL
2024
451
  United Kingdom
2019
8747
0.6 %
RISE
2024
8801

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

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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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) Ltd
Tel: 020 3117 0599
Website: https://abta.com/
Twitter: @ABTAtravel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABTAlovetravel

Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)
Tel: 020 7258 9850
Website: http://www.cthawards.com/
Twitter: @cthawards1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConfederationOfTourismAndHospitalityCth

Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
Tel: 0844 4995 653
E-mail: admin@itt.co.uk
Website: http://www.itt.co.uk/
Twitter: @ittnews

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website: http://www.careersthatmove.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

Springboard
Tel: 020 7921 0420
E-mail: info@springboarduk.org.uk
Website: http://www.careerscope.uk.net
Website (2): http://springboard.uk.net/
Twitter: @Springboard_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardUKCharity/

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

TUI Travel PLC
Tel: 0800 169 5692
E-mail: recruitment@tui.co.uk
Website: http://tuijobsuk.co.uk/work-at-tui-travel/
Twitter: @TUIUKJobs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuijobsuk/

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