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Become A Traveling Representative

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Working As A Traveling Representative

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $42,079

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Traveling Representative does

  • Provide assistance to walk-ins and appointment customers.
  • Helped American Express customers book travel.
  • Set up corporate sales using computer system Arrange online rental cars and tours Handle visas and passports PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued)
  • Converse with customer to determine destination, mode of transportation, travel dates, financial considerations, and accommodations required.
  • Confirmed flight tickets, train tickets, car rentals, and hotel rentals on the WorldSpan system.
  • Travel Representative - Welcome clients at the Airport in Greece.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to NC Medicaid providers by researching claim denials and other billing inquiries.
  • Assist military personnel and their families in booking vacations on Carnival Cruise Lines and All-inclusive Riu Resorts.
  • Plan, describe, arrange, and sell itinerary tour packages and promotional travel incentives offered by various travel carriers.
  • Audit domestic and international expense reports for compliance to company policy.
  • Organized and conducted Medicaid workshops to the provider community and on-site training.
  • Act as a customer service agent.
  • Process Improvement - Develop new tracking system to maintain TQR performance records.
  • Specialized in corporate and leisure travel.
  • Worked with SABRE & Apollo.
  • Issued and explained travel itineraries.
  • Book transportation and hotel reservations, using computer terminal or telephone.
  • Respond verbally or in writing to customer inquiries.

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How To Become A Traveling Representative

A high school diploma typically is required for someone to become a travel agent. However, many employers prefer additional formal training. Good communication and computer skills are essential.

Education

Employers may prefer candidates who have taken classes related to the travel industry. Many community colleges, vocational schools, and industry associations offer technical training or continuing education classes in professional travel planning. Classes usually focus on reservations systems, marketing, and regulations regarding international travel. In addition, a few colleges offer degrees in travel and tourism.

Training

Employers in the travel industry always give some on-the-job training on the computer systems that are used in the industry. For example, a travel agent could be trained to work with a reservation system used by several airlines.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

A good way to demonstrate competence for high school graduates with limited experience is to take the Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) test. The test has no eligibility requirements and is administered by The Travel Institute.

The Travel Institute also provides training and professional certification opportunities for experienced travel agents. Different levels of certification are offered, depending on a travel agent’s experience. Travel agents with limited experience can become a Certified Travel Associate (CTA) after completing a series of classes and exams. For those with at least 5 years of experience, the more highly advanced Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) certification can be achieved. Both the CTA and CTC require continuing education each year to maintain certification.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) offers the Travel and Tourism Professional (TTP) designation, which requires varying degrees of experience depending on the achieved education level. The designation remains valid for 2 years and requires continuing education credits. 

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) offers three levels of certification: Accredited (ACC), Master (MCC), and Elite Cruise Counselor (ECC). Each level requires a certain amount of training and product knowledge.

Some states require agents to have a business license to sell travel services. Requirements among states vary greatly. Contact individual state licensing agencies for more information.

Other Experience

Some agencies prefer travel agents with firsthand experience visiting a country. These agencies especially prefer travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or particular types of travelers, such as groups with a special interest or corporate travelers.

Important Qualities

Adventurousness. Travel agencies that specialize in exotic destinations or particular types of travel, such as adventure travel or ecotourism, may prefer to hire travel agents who share these interests.

Communication skills. Travel agents must listen to customers, understand their travel needs, and offer appropriate travel advice and information.

Customer-service skills. When customers need to make last-minute changes in their travel arrangements, travel agents must be able to respond to questions and complaints in a friendly and professional manner.

Detail oriented. Travel agents must pay attention to details in order to ensure that the reservations they make match travelers’ needs. They must make reservations at the correct dates, times, and locations to meet travelers’ schedules. 

Organizational skills. Travel agents often work on itineraries for many customers at once. Keeping client information in order and ensuring that bills and receipts are processed in a timely manner is essential.

Sales skills. Travel agents must be able to persuade clients to buy transportation, lodging, or tours. Sometimes they might need to persuade tour operators, airline staff, or others to take care of their clients’ special needs. Earnings for many travel agents depend on commissions and service fees.

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Traveling Representative Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    69.0%
  • Male

    27.8%
  • Unknown

    3.2%

Ethnicity

  • White

    79.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.1%
  • Asian

    6.8%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    50.0%
  • German

    18.8%
  • French

    12.5%
  • Portuguese

    6.3%
  • Greek

    6.3%
  • Tagalog

    6.3%
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Top Skills for A Traveling Representative

CustomerServiceWeeklyExpenseReportsMedicaidAssistanceTravelRepresentativeTravelItinerariesCustomerSatisfactionCarRentalsTAuditCustomerInquiriesDataEntryTravelArrangementsLeisureTravelPhoneCallsMilitaryPersonnelBookTravelProviderCommunityComputerSystemHotelReservations

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Top Traveling Representative Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Weekly Expense Reports
  3. Medicaid
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided excellent customer service by providing information to tourist and making personal travel reservations for clientele.
  • Verified and investigated circumstances surrounding Medicaid claims to determine validity of claim errors.
  • Work with Department of Medical Assistance and EDS staff to help resolve issues;.
  • Travel Representative - Welcome clients at the Airport in Greece.
  • Coordinated worldwide travel itineraries for individual and group travel.

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