Given the popularity of business and recreational travel, there are many opportunities today to work as a travel agent, or to pursue another career in the travel and tourism industry.
The United States Department of Labor reported a median annual earnings of $30,570 for Travel Agents in 2008.* In addition to the attractive salaries, many people are interested in this field because of travel benefits such as reduced airfare and discounted hotel rooms.
Stratford's travel and tourism course can help you learn how to:
• Book and price travel itineraries and accommodation
• Sell cruises, tours, vacation packages, fares/tickets and travel insurance
• Interpret and explain taxes and fees to clients
• Describe popular vacation destinations to clients
Travel Agents Require:
• General knowledge about air travel, rail, car rental, and hotels
• Detailed knowledge of airfare rules, codes, fares, regulations, booking and ticketing procedures, insurance, and commissions
• Understanding of corporate and leisure travel and of national and international destinations
Stratford’s Travel Agent home study course will provide you with the skills you need to get started on the right course toward a new moneymaking career as a travel agent. Enroll now!
|* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publication, "Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011."|
|"It also provides me with better employment opportunities and a chance to further my education." — Maria B.|