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Travel Consultant Resume Sample

Working as a travel consultant but ready to apply for a new job? Then it’s time to write your resume and focus on proving why you are the right candidate for a different employer. In this article we’ll show you a good travel consultant resume example and give you some inspiration ideas for what to write in the objective, skills, duties and responsibilities sections.

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Travel Consultant Resume Sample

Jessica Miles   

Address:                  777 John Sims Pkwy Niceville, FL 32578
Phone:                      (850) 678-5321
Email:                        jess.miles1978@yahoo.com
Current job:            Freelance travel consultant


Objective

To contribute to the local tourism industry; build a strong career in travel consultancy and become a part of the largest team of travel consultants in the state of Florida


Skills

  1. Goal-driven and passionate about work
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  3. Great interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Ability to manage travel plans and organize tasks effectively
  5. Highly commendable administrative and managerial skills
  6. Efficiency in getting the best deals online
  7. A formal training in Tourism management
  8. Meticulous with details
  9. Outstanding problem-solving abilities
  10. Receptiveness to new ideas and other people’s insights
  11. Admirable resourcefulness
  12. Ability to speak fluently and confidently before a large audience
  13. Ability to speak French and a little Spanish

Experience

Freelance Travel Consultant, 2016-present
Various Tour Operators 

Responsibilities

  • Sells services to clients by convincing them to employ him or her for arranging the travel
  • Assists individuals and groups in planning, organizing, and booking travel
  • Conducts research according to the requirements of the client; get the most affordable deals if that is what the clients wish
  • Provides a list of suggestions that the clients can choose from
  • Provides clear information for each choice so that the clients can decide properly
  • Coordinates with tour operators and travel agencies regarding tour package choices; bargains with them to get the most affordable rates
  • Monitors weather conditions
  • Keeps track of the customers while on travel and provides assistance as the need arises
  • Acts as tour guide if necessary
  • Ensures that the travel goes smoothly by making all necessary preparations and anticipating all that can happen

Travel Guide, 2016-2016
Davis Travel and Tours, East Niceville, FL

Responsibilities

  • Fetched tourists at the airport and ensured that they are comfortably settled in their hotels or resorts
  • Explained the itinerary and schedule of the travel
  • Provided information about each tourist attraction visited highlighting its cultural and historical essence
  • Made sure tourists get informed of local offerings like food and drinks, souvenir and other merchandise items of indigenous value
  • Ensured that customers have an enjoyable experience during the tour
  • Conducted travel cost analysis and provided price estimates to customers
  • Handled emergency and such other situations
  • Wrote reports about the travels for submission to the tour operator
  • Provided information about other tour packages of the agency
  • Participated in regular enrichment sessions organized by the operator
  • Ran errands and performed other tasks assigned by the agency

Freelance Travel Guide, 2016
Various Tourist-Clients 

Responsibilities

  • Handled transport of customers from airport or ferry terminal.
  • Ensured that the tourist or visitors are settles comfortably in their hotel
  • Explained the itinerary and schedule of the tour
  • Provided information about each tourist attraction including its cultural and historical essence
  • Informed tourists about local offerings.
  • Ensured that customers have a worthwhile experience during the tour
  • Conducted travel cost analysis and provided price estimates to customers
  • Handled emergency and such other situations
  • Provided information about other tour packages of the agency
  • Participated in regular enrichment sessions organized by the operator
  • Ran errands and performed other tasks assigned by the agency

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Education

Florida International University, 2015-2016
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Travel and Tourism Management (Certificate Program) 

University of Miami, 1996-2015
Bachelor of Arts (History), 3.3 GPA

St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School, 1992-1996
Toronto, CA
High School Diploma, 3.7 GPA


Courses

  1. Tourism Crisis Management Leadership Workshop
  2. Leadership Training
  3. Strategic Tourism Destination Management

Personal information

  • Civil Status: Married, with one child
  • Date of Birth:   April 10, 1978
  • Hobbies:  traveling, world history, reading novels, tourism blogging, gardening, snorkelling, swimming, painting

Advice for Your Travel Consultant Job Interview

To increase your chances of getting hired for that regular consultancy job you are aiming for, you have to seriously prepare for your interview. Remember when you used to cram for your exams back in high school, you nearly collapsed in stress. It was not a great idea at all. The Same thing is true with your job interview. Check out these tips to make sure you are well prepared and will not appear frazzled even before you open your mouth to answer the questions hurled at you.

Polish that Resume

Taking inspiration from superbly-written travel consultant resume templates found on this site is a good starting point. These can help you further polish your travel consultant resume for conciseness and marketability. Learn from other people’s experiences as well. It does not hurt to go an extra mile to ensure you are most prepared for a possible life-changing interview.

Be Professional in Every Sense

To be professional is to be punctual, well-prepared, and to look your best. Show that you value the interviewer’s time and effort by going to the interview on time. Give an impression that you take it seriously by doing your homework prior to the meeting. Study the agency’s profile through its website. By doing so, you would know how exactly to convince the interviewer that you truly fit in and that you can contribute to the team in a significant way. Exude an aura of professionalism and great personality by looking your best.

Rehearse Your Answers to Common Questions That Are Relevant to Your Career

This does not only guarantee an easy flow of interview but it would also help you contemplate on what the best answers are to such questions and how to tackle them in a tactful kind of way. Study and rehearse the answers to the following questions:

  • Why choose a career in tourism? Why not pursue your undergraduate field in history?
  • What are the most challenging problems you have experienced so far as a travel consultant?  How did you resolve them?
  • What are your plans and goals in the medium term? Do you see yourself doing the same work in the next ten years?
  • How far are you willing to go to assist a client? Are you willing to act as a travel guide if necessary?
  • Does your personal circumstance allow you to travel abroad in case the team needs you to?
  • If you pick the one most commendable skill that can make you an asset to this company, what is it and why?

At the end of the interview, you will be given a chance to ask some questions.  Some questions you can ask are:

  • What is your most popular tour package?
  • Does the company integrate technology into its marketing plan?
  • How does the company plan to grow in the next 10 years?

Exercise Utmost Courtesy

Be courteous both during the interview and in all correspondences you will have with the company. This shows how good your interpersonal skills are. Make each correspondence as if you were in an interview. Stay positive. Ensure that even if they may decide not to hire you eventually, you leave them an impression that you are indeed a real gem any company should be proud to employ. Who knows, they might consider you on their next round of hiring.

Share your Best Practice

Normally, you would be asked to provide the most important reason why they should hire you. Feel free to show off a bit. Share your style of handling things and situations. But be careful with the manner of delivery.  You can earn the respect of the interviewer without appearing to be too full of yourself.

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