Travel consultant (level 3)
Making travel arrangements and booking accommodation and other services for holidaymakers and business travellers.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 12 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Sales, marketing and procurement
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Corporate travel consultants
- Leisure travel consultants
- travel agent
- travel agents
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Geography: Source and provide reliable and relevant geographical information that will help inform enquiries, support customers’ travel decisions and close sales
- Travel Information: Source and provide accurate and relevant travel information that will ensure customers have a positive travel experience
- Industry Practice: Carry out transactions, using a range of reservation and booking systems, according to standard industry practices and the procedures of the business, ensuring that customers are offered travel options that will meet their individual needs within agreed deadlines
- Travel Options: Source travel options, work with relevant industry suppliers and produce detailed itineraries that best meet customers’ needs
- Product and Service: Match customer needs to products and services and identify opportunities to upsell, suggest alternatives, introduce an enhanced competitive offer when appropriate and always aim to maximise profit when closing the sale
- Customer: Engage customers by building rapport and take opportunities to adapt communication styles to match their needs and deliver an enhanced service which encourages repeat business and consistently aims to exceed their expectations
- Legal and Compliance: Conduct the business transaction in compliance with travel industry regulations, approved codes of practice and business policy and continuously monitor the process to ensure accurate information and advice is given to customers
- Industry Technology: Use technology effectively and efficiently and input data accurately in accordance with business procedures
- Business: Actively support business performance by meeting agreed targets and providing travel solutions for customers varying needs and budgets in a way that is profitable to the business
- Sales: Achieve and exceed commercial targets by applying selling techniques that are appropriate to all customer types, take opportunities to maximise sales for example by selling promotions and preferred supplier programmes and maximise financial performance by upselling, cross-selling and calculating fares and refunds accurately
- Team and Personal Performance: Work constructively with team members to deliver travel plans and experiences that meet customer needs and recognise opportunities for self and team development to improve performance
- Communication: Select and use appropriate methods of communication including digital technologies according to the customer and the nature of the travel details being conveyed, ensuring quotes and prices are presented accurately
- Sustainability: Adapt working practices to minimise the negative effect on the environment
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