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TRAVEL AGENT: Travel Planning For Japanese Companies

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Haito is a travel agent for Japanese companies. Part of his job also entails conducting research to see what companies might need his services and developing those business relations. He tells us that he got his job primarily because of his Japanese knowledge and language skills, which is important for dealing with Japanese clients.

Degree: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations - Business - Japanese
Job Title: Travel Agent
Employer: JTB USA Inc.

Job Summary: Travel Agents

Job Description

Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and admission to entertainment activities to individuals and groups who are planning trips. They offer advice on destinations, plan trip itineraries, and make travel arrangements for clients.

Travel agents help travelers by sorting through vast amounts of information to find the best possible travel arrangements. In addition, resorts and specialty travel groups use travel agents to promote travel packages to their clients.

Travel agents may also visit destinations to get first-hand experience so they can make recommendations to clients or colleagues. They may visit hotels, resorts, and restaurants to evaluate the comfort, cleanliness, and quality of the establishment. However, most of their time is spent talking with clients, promoting tours, and contacting airlines and hotels to make travel arrangements.

A growing number of travel agents focus on a specific type of travel, such as adventure tours. Some may cater to a specific group of people, such as senior citizens or single people. Other travel agents primarily make corporate travel arrangements for employee business travel. Some work for tour operators and are responsible for selling the company’s tours and services.

On-the-Job Training

Some on the job training can be expected for new employees.

Certification Requirement
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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Travel, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Detail oriented, Networking, People skills, Problem solving skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
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m='24480'>along</span> <span m='24750'>with</span> <span m='24950'>that,</span> <span m='25330'>primarily</span> <span m='25910'>that's</span> <span m='26110'>a</span> <span m='26160'>lot</span> <span m='26340'>of</span> <span m='26460'>research</span> <span m='28620'>in</span> <span m='28700'>the</span> <span m='28780'>front</span> <span m='29040'>end</span> <span m='29290'>to</span> <span m='29880'>figure</span> <span m='30345'>out</span> <span m='30810'>what</span> <span m='31275'>companies</span> <span m='32800'>would</span> <span m='32930'>need</span> <span m='33120'>our</span> <span m='33230'>services.</span> <span m='34800'>And</span> <span m='34890'>a</span> <span m='34950'>lot</span> <span m='35140'>of</span> <span m='35200'>them</span> <span m='35370'>are</span> <span m='35460'>Japanese</span> <span m='35920'>company</span> <span m='36790'>based--</span> <span m='37320'>in</span> <span m='37470'>fact,</span> <span m='37800'>it</span> <span m='38030'>is</span> <span m='38230'>a Japanese</span> <span m='38540'>company.</span> <span m='41750'>Also</span> <span m='42020'>we</span> <span m='42140'>do</span> <span m='43230'>event</span> <span m='43560'>planning,</span> <span m='44210'>and</span> <span m='46080'>kind</span> <span m='46270'>of</span> <span m='46380'>all</span> <span m='46510'>the</span> <span m='46590'>details</span> <span m='47020'>that</span> <span m='47110'>goes</span> <span m='47320'>into</span> <span m='47540'>negotiating</span> <span m='48050'>with</span> <span m='48180'>vendors,</span> <span m='49800'>and</span> <span m='50000'>kind</span> <span m='50200'>of</span> <span m='50340'>any</span> <span m='50640'>type</span> <span m='50830'>of</span> <span m='50980'>contract</span> <span m='51250'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='52980'>In</span> <span m='53060'>college</span> <span m='53580'>I</span> <span m='54920'>studied</span> <span m='55710'>business,</span> <span m='56290'>with</span> <span m='56530'>a</span> <span 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m='126310'>what</span> <span m='127390'>will</span> <span m='127710'>make</span> <span m='127910'>you</span> <span m='128009'>more</span> <span m='128190'>money.</span> <span m='129360'>Because</span> <span m='129650'>ultimately</span> <span m='130770'>if</span> <span m='130889'>you</span> <span m='131140'>enjoy</span> <span m='131510'>something,</span> <span m='134350'>you</span> <span m='134480'>become</span> <span m='134770'>good</span> <span m='134960'>at</span> <span m='135140'>it</span> <span m='135480'>and</span> <span m='135710'>you'll</span> <span m='135830'>become</span> <span m='136070'>skilled,</span> <span m='136450'>and</span> <span m='136610'>that will</span> <span m='136650'>become</span> <span m='136950'>of</span> <span m='136990'>value</span> <span m='137660'>for</span> <span m='137960'>any</span> <span m='138260'>kind</span> <span m='138560'>of</span> <span m='138860'>endeavor</span> <span m='139160'>in your</span> <span m='139460'>life.</span> 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