Tour operator - Salary and Career
Technicians in tourism services and event organization

Tour operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They assemble and sell packages of tourist products and services and organize social, cultural and technical-scientific events, among others. They hire services, plan events, promote and book tourism products and services, and coordinate the holding of events. They participate in various events, ceremonies and ceremonies promoted by public bodies (city halls, governments, autarchies and public bodies), private organizations and companies. They prepare, elaborate event scripts, accompany authorities and/or personalities.

How much does an Tour operator earn

A Tour operator earns between $1.223 and $4.110 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.950 and a median salary of $1.685 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.201 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Tour operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.950 23.398 487 9
1º Quartile 1.223 14.673 306 6
Median Salary 1.685 20.220 421 8
3º Quartile 3.135 37.617 784 15
Higher Salary 4.110 49.324 1.028 19

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • middle level technicians in business operations
        • technicians in tourism services and event organization

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Main workplaces

Technicians in tourism services and event organization they work in tourism companies, travel agencies, accommodation services, cultural services, event organizers, among others, as employees, with a formal contract or as self-employed workers and even as employers. They are organized in a work team, work under supervision, in a closed environment.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in tourism services and event organization

The exercise of these occupations requires at least complete secondary education plus short-term professional qualification courses. Currently in the job market there is a large number of professionals with higher education, with technological graduation, in the exercise of these occupations. Fluency in foreign languages is desirable. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience.

Functions and activities of Tour operator

Technicians in tourism services and event organization must:

  • assist in planning tourism activities;
  • promote tourist services;
  • coordinate events;
  • organize solemn acts and sessions, solemnity and ceremonies;
  • organizing solemn acts and sessions, solemnity and ceremonies;
  • coordinate event realization;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • build tour packages;
  • assembling tour packages;
  • organize acts and solemn sessions, solemnity and ceremonies;
  • planning events;
  • hire service providers;
  • organize events;
  • communicate;
  • book tourist services;
  • organizar eventos;
  • building tour packages;
  • assembling tourism packages;
  • sell tourist services;
  • plan events;

  • Activities

    • suggest market niches;
    • developing personalized and group itineraries;
    • define master of ceremonies;
    • capture target audience registration;
    • set visual schedule;
    • scaling event layout;
    • coordinate event disassembly;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • sell travel insurance and assistance;
    • control budget;
    • develop promotional material;
    • contact providers of tourist and support services;
    • supervise compliance with the script;
    • demonstrate acting ability ( physique de role);
    • register attendee;
    • track goal plans;
    • create budget;
    • survey human, material and financial resource needs;
    • subsidize technical and economic feasibility analyzes of tourist products;
    • setting tour package schedules and activities;
    • analyze event characteristics;
    • coordinate suppliers;
    • perform technical visit;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • participate in training for the sale of tourist packages;
    • participate in tourist product familiarization trips;
    • elaborate nominates;
    • report;
    • define tour package schedules and activities;
    • assist in preparing the ceremonial and/or scripts;
    • participate in forerunner mission;
    • performing prior assessment visits of tourist services;
    • rent cars;
    • set event location, date and time;
    • prepare the event script;
    • issue vouchers;
    • guidance on appropriate dress;
    • participate in workshops and technical meetings;
    • collect primary and secondary data for tourism research projects;
    • sell tour packages and excursions;
    • transmit security and trust;
    • coordinate executive teams (reception teams);
    • search for sponsorships and support;
    • issue tickets;
    • provide assistance with embarkation or disembarkation;
    • provide advice;
    • sell air, waterway and land tickets;
    • demonstrate verbal fluency;
    • coordinate the assembly of the event infrastructure;
    • hire hosting;
    • demonstrate acting ability (role physique);
    • building goal plans;
    • check the quality of the service provided;
    • assist in organizing information and data for tourism;
    • perform accountability;
    • hire transport services;
    • schedule prepayment for special dates;
    • organize data to assess economic, social, cultural and environmental impact on tourist sites;
    • validate protocol aspects of communication;
    • search for sponsorship and support;
    • intermediate interests;
    • create schedule;
    • performing previous assessment visits of tourist services;
    • elaborate the table plan;
    • sell options;
    • check customer satisfaction (after sales);
    • provide technical guidance;
    • applying laws, norms and protocol principles;
    • preparing invitations;
    • demonstrate persuasion;
    • sell custom itineraries;
    • provide consultancy;
    • hire tour guides;
    • control booking deadlines;
    • forward a list of clients to the contracted service providers;
    • demonstrate ability to resolve unforeseen situations;
    • prospecting authority agenda;
    • receive authorities;
    • calculate package cost;
    • hire event support services;
    • contacting tourist and support service providers;
    • select companies providing event support services;
    • forward a list of authorities and members of the delegation to the contracted services;
    • set tariffs;
    • write documents;
    • sell accommodation;
    • prepare documents for formalization of contracts;
    • arrange service reservation;
    • propose event location and date;
    • develop travel itinerary for authority and entourage;
    • elaborate guest list;
    • select event support service providers;
    • identify customer/authority needs;
    • perform surveys;
    • ensure compliance with protocol rules;
    • serve participants, guests, press, authorities and exhibitors;
    • disclose products and services;
    • develop schedule;
    • hire artistic and cultural attractions;
    • advise client and/or authority on travel documentation;
    • release payment order for the service provided;
    • prepare ceremonial and/or script;
    • manage mail;
    • organize social activities for event participants and their companions;
    • identifying tourist attractions for the development of tourist packages;
    • hire master of ceremonies;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • hire inbound service providers;

    Sectors that hire Tour operator the most in the job market

    • travel agencies
    • hotels
    • temporary labor lease
    • tour operators
    • building condominiums
    • booking services and other tourism services
    • intermediation activities and agency services and business in general
    • restaurants and similar
    • other recreation and leisure activities
    • combined office and administrative support services

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