Travel agent - Salary and Career
Technicians in tourism services and event organization

Travel agent - 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 Travel agent earn

A Travel agent earns between $1.214 and $4.164 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.892 and a median salary of $1.572 according to an Averwage.com 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 7.828 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Travel agent

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.892 22.707 473 9
1º Quartile 1.214 14.571 304 6
Median Salary 1.572 18.864 393 7
3º Quartile 3.175 38.106 794 15
Higher Salary 4.164 49.965 1.041 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 Travel agent

Technicians in tourism services and event organization must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Travel agent the most in the job market

    • travel agencies
    • temporary labor lease
    • hotels
    • tour operators
    • booking services and other tourism services
    • building condominiums
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • collective road transport of passengers, under charter, intercity, interstate and international
    • intermediation activities and agency services and business in general
    • combined office and administrative support services




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