Travel counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Provide travel information to clients regarding destinations, transportation and accommodation options and travel costs, and recommend suitable products
B. Plan and organize vacation travel for individuals or groups
C. Make transportation and accommodation reservations using computerized reservation and ticketing system
D. Sell single fare tickets and package tours to clients
E. Promote particular destinations, tour packages and other travel services
F. Investigate new travel destinations, hotels and other facilities and attractions
G. Provide travel tips regarding tourist attractions, foreign currency, customs, languages and travel safety.
1. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 92.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 4.0%
1. You usually need a high school diploma. A college diploma or vocational training in travel or tourism is also usually required.
2. You may need certification with the ACTA/CITC's (Alliance of Canadian Travel Association and Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors) Canadian Educational Standards System (ACCESS). This certification requires three years' experience in the industry and the completion of mandatory courses/examinations.
3. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
1. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
The average hourly wages for Travel Counsellors is $14.16/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.