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You might hire a travel agent to:

  • Meet with clients to learn their needs and expectations, then craft a tailored travel package
  • Provide clients with destination-specific information such as restaurants, tourist attractions, cultural events, and the best places to stays 

  • Help clients reevaluate their plans if changes need to be made before or during their trip

  • Make reservations at hotels, restaurants, or cultural sites

  • Help navigate foreign or domestic travel requirements such as visas or vaccinations


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Strong communication and sales skills
Excellent customer service skills
Understanding of foreign and domestic travel requirements or restrictions
Patience and perseverance
Familiarity with the latest travel trends and ideal vacation locations/opportunities
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Strong organizational and planning skills
A background in hospitality or tourism
Excellent time management skills
Ability to work independently, or with a team if needed