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 £3.70 an hour (April 2018).

Starting pay before commission can be about £14,000 to £19,000 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 Once you have experience you can register with a travel related employment agency such as New Frontiers.

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.

Predicted Employment in Scotland

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What Does it Take?

You need:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) Ltd
Tel: (0)20 3117 0500

Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
Tel: 0844 4995 653

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website (2):

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.

Tel: 020 7921 0420
Website (2):

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

Thomas Cook Careers

TUI Travel PLC
Tel: 0800 169 5692

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