What qualifications do I need to become a travel agent?

I'm currently considering to go for Travel and Tourism Edexcel First Diploma Level 2 and I have GCSE grades E in English and F in Maths. Can you give me advice of what I need to do in order to become a travel agent - I seriously need this job?!

Asked By: Oh BABY BABY - 7/17/2008
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Know your geography (breifly) because you'll have to explain the best places to go in e.g Spain. It's not really a qualification but you need to be clear and announciate properly (so people can understand you). Good socil skills too... That's all I can think of!
Answered By: Horse Rider - 7/17/2008
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Don't think you need any as such, but your Travel and Tourism diploma is good start. Send your CV into all the main tour operators.
Answered By: LFish_98 - 7/17/2008
You don't NEED specific qualifications, but you havent really got an upper-edge with your GCSE grades. If you apply, they will always find someone who is more suited to the job, so make sure that you know a lot about the company before you are asked to an interview.
Answered By: Stuart - 7/17/2008
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