6521- Travel counsellors

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Travel counsellors

Job Description: 

Travel counsellors advise clients on travel options and tour packages, make bookings and reservations, prepare tickets and receive payment. They are employed in travel agencies, transportation and tourism firms and hotel chains.

Main Duties: 

Travel counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:

Provide travel information to clients regarding destinations, transportation and accommodation options and travel costs, and recommend suitable products
Plan and organize vacation travel for individuals or groups
Make transportation and accommodation reservations using computerized reservation and ticketing system
Sell single fare tickets and package tours to clients
Promote particular destinations, tour packages and other travel services
Investigate new travel destinations, hotels and other facilities and attractions
Provide travel tips regarding tourist attractions, foreign currency, customs, languages and travel safety.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
A college diploma or vocational training in travel or tourism is usually required.
Certification with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA ) may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Airline ticket agents (in 6523 Airline ticket and service agents)
Convention co-ordinators (in 1226 Conference and event planners)
Travel agency managers (in 0621 Retail and wholesale trade managers)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X