Travel Counsellor (6521)

Travel counsellors advise clients on travel options and tour packages, make bookings and reservations, prepare tickets and receive payment. They are employed in travel agencies, transportation and tourism firms and hotel chains. (National Occupational Classification)

Occupational Profile

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training leading specifically to a career as a Travel Counsellor. The Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management offers courses in leisure and tourism as part of the Bachelor of Recreation Management & Community Development program and minor in Recreation Studies. U of M's Anthropology department and Human Geography program offer individual courses focused on travel and tourism.

Canada's National Occupational Classification outlines the following employment requirements for Travel Counsellors:

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required,
  • A college diploma or vocational training in travel or tourism is usually required,
  • Certification with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA ) may be required.

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Exploring Other Education Options

Information for foreign-trained travel counsellors - from the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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  • Job Board - from the Manitoba Tourism Education Council
  • go2HR - tourism and hospitality job board (BC)

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Date modified: September 13, 2018