How to Become a Travel Agent


How to Become a Travel Agent. Wanderlust and a passion for exotic cuisine
and local history might have been enough to become a travel agent in the past. Now, with internet travel sites, you have
to be more creative. You will need A high school diploma A computer
with internet access Job and travel experience Travel counselor certification and foreign
language skills (optional) (optional) (optional). Step 1. Earn a high school diploma and expand your
knowledge of foreign cultures, customs, and history. Step 2. Enroll in a six- to 12-week training course
for travel agent basics. Learn a foreign language. Step 3. Enroll in computer-based courses. The American Society of Travel Agents provides
a list of travel schools. Step 4. Register with your state through the Attorney
General’s office or Consumer Affairs. Check other state laws, as you may be required
to register when selling travel in those regions, too. Step 5. Take a job as a hotel reservations clerk,
or join a host agency. Join a travel consortium for additional marketing
information and support. Step 6. Travel often and learn regulations, currency
exchanges, passport rules, travel advisories, industry standards, and international laws. Step 7. Earn a travel counselor certification to enhance
your professional credentials. Enjoy your career! Did you know Did you know? Just 30 percent of leisure travelers use travel
agents.

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