What are travel agent career trends for the future?

Travel agent career trends are diversifying considerably. The high levels of technology in the industry are moving the travel agent role into a more sales-oriented role, dealing with what can be extremely variable products.

A travel agent may sell a package that includes a range of activities with multiple carriers, operators at the destination and often services related to each part of the package.

For example, a travel package may include the following:

  • An ocean cruise to Tahiti
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Scuba bookings
  • Island cruise bookings
  • A second cruise to Fiji
  • An ocean fishing tour
  • Return flights

Each of these bookings may need to be conducted through separate operators.