What are the requirements to get a travel agent license?

There is no requirement for a travel agent license. Travel agent qualifications are based on a combination of vocational training and additional skills.

Typically, travel agency training is conducted at community colleges, in adult education programs or at other business training institutions.

Progression in this field is based on experience and learning the systems and procedural and administrative practices involved. The type of employment (tour operators, booking flights or cruises, and so on) tends to provide expertise in those fields, which often affects career development patterns.

The fundamental pattern for travel agent qualifications is as follows:

  • Travel agent training
  • Experience in a travel agency role
  • Applicable business studies (business administration, accountancy, finance, etc.)

In 2010, the base salary range is $25,000 to $35,000, depending on experience.