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Travel agency managers and proprietors

£15,600 Average salary at age 20
£46,800 Average Salary
52 Average hours per week


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

Main 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 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.

UK Prospects

8400 Workforce Size
4.70% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
3283 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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