How to become a Travel Agent?

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by HouseofV, Apr 9, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. HouseofV

    HouseofV Silver Member

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    If one wanted to become a travel agent and work for (insert online booking agency) or as a corporate travel agent, what is the education or certifications that are absolutely must haves?

    I know pretty much anybody can work in the industry but if somebody wanted to have a complete and impressive resume, from scratch, what would be on it?
  2. desamo

    desamo Gold Member

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    Knowledge of reservation systems will give you a leg up. There are travel schools.

    I became a res agent kind of by accident. I'd previously worked in an agency, but not as an agent. I was well-traveled, and had studied the coursework for (but wasn't eligible to become at that time) a Destination Specialist for several destinations of interest to my next travel-related employer.

    Every agency will have specialties of their own, so sometimes it's just finding the right match.
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