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Our guide to travel agency work training courses

Considering taking a Travel Agency Work training course to kick start your career? Training courses often differ massively in terms of course content, cost and time they take to complete, as well as the level of qualification they are worth. There will be training programmes that offer nothing other than a certificate of completion, while other Travel Agency Work training courses will work towards passing NVQ/SVQ and industry recognised qualifications. A limited number of training courses are free to enrol on, while some students will be entitled to get their Travel Agency Work training course funded or subsidised. For more information, our careers guide and course articles will show you the benefits completing a Travel Agency Work training course can have on your job prospects.


Expert views on travel agency work training

Expert View: Travel and Tourism

1 Q. What qualifications route did you take to realise your career? I took an HND in Travel and Tourism, which I converted into a degree. That enabled me to work for a tour operator, initially in the sales team answering calls and selling products, then working in more

More travel agency work training articles

Subject Focus: Tourism and reaching your destination

Cheap air flights and the internet mean that the travel and tourism industry is bigger than ever. If you’ve always liked the idea of working in a career that will help people realise their travel or holiday dreams, here’s some interesting information to help more

Awarding organisations for travel agency work training courses

  • Institute of Travel & Tourism
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Currently Virgin Atlantic is the second biggest airline in the UK, flying to a number of different places, with a reputation for providing a really good experience for customers. The Virgin brand is very well known in air travel but in many other areas as well, so taking training with them will look very good on the CV. State-of-the-art training facilities including modern classrooms and training rigs for safety and security training make the Virgin Atlantic training experience stand apart from others in air travel.

Related careers: Tour Operator Manager

Tour managers work for tour operators, and are responsible for organising and accompanying tours. They make sure all the travel arrangements for a group of tourists run according to plan and that the accommodation, meals and service are satisfactory. Most tour managers work on coach tours that can last from between two or three days to over a month, but they may also work on tours by rail or cruise ship. They join the party of tourists at the start of their journey, welcome them, and announce details of the travel arrangements and stopover points. Throughout the journey they may...more

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