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Travel Agency Managers & Proprietors

Travel agency managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of travel agencies and booking offices.

Tasks

  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks and responsibilities
  • Co-ordinates the activities of clerical, secretarial and other staff
  • Discusses client’s requirements and advises on road, rail, air and sea travel and accommodation
  • Makes and confirms travel and accommodation bookings, arranges group holidays, tours and individual itineraries
  • Advises on currency and passport/visa regulations and any necessary health precautions needed
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.

Entry Requirements

Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is available. BTEC/SQA awards and NVQs/SVQs at Level 3 are available.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £38,000 per annum and can progress up to £51,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 1,144 employed Travel Agency Managers & Proprietors in the region.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/