How to write a Travel Agent job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Travel Agent job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Travel Agent job titles

    Travel Agent
    Senior Travel Agent
    Corporate Travel Agent
    Travel Agent (Part-Time)
    Travel Consultant

Travel Agent job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Travel Agent job summary

We are a corporate travel agency that provides businesses of all sizes with full-service travel coordination. We book reservations for hotels, rental cars, flights, convention centers and other services and help business owners and executives choose travel destinations for retreats and other events. We’re looking for an experienced Travel Agent to join our team and become a crucial element in our success. The ideal candidate will have some travel experience under his or her belt and be familiar with both domestic and foreign destinations. We offer some on-the-job training, but we need someone who can start performing on day one.

Travel Agent responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Travel Agent responsibilities

    Make reservations for planned travel, including hotels and airlines
    Follow up with clients about travel plans and make adjustments as needed
    Coordinate the use of bonus miles and other rewards that clients want to use
    Organize large-scale events, including conferences and retreats, with up to 200 attendees
    Resolve scheduling conflicts and other issues as they come up
    Advise current and prospective clients about destination options, including pros and cons of each
    Coordinate with client’s point-of-contact in days leading up to event or arrangement

Travel Agent qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Travel Agent skills

    High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred)
    2+ years’ experience in a corporate or leisure travel agency
    Familiarity with domestic and foreign travel destinations
    Working knowledge of HR functions and planning management
    Familiarity with Sabre GDS a plus (will train if necessary)

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