Travel Planner Job Description

A travel planner is someone who helps a client plan a trip.

Travel planners can be travel agents, but they also work in other professions such as tourism, historical preservation, and the military.

A travel planner will organize the details of a trip, including hotels, transportation, flights, transfers, and excursions.

Travel planners are trained to answer questions about a destination, and to help guide clients to the best trip possible for their needs.

Travel planners often work for a travel agency or hotel.

Some travel planners work for themselves.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Travel Planner to help us coordinate our upcoming trip. We need someone who can help us with all the details, from booking flights and hotels to planning activities and excursions. If you're interested in helping us make our trip a success, please get in touch.

Travel Planner Duties:

  • Develop and implement plans for travel, identifying cost savings opportunities, and developing strategies for office consolidation, document management, and purchasing
  • Monitor and report on travel expenditure
  • Provide recommendations for improving travel policies/considerations
  • Develop and motivate employees to travel, reducing unnecessary travel
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication between travelers and home office
  • Develop and adhere to travel budgets

Travel Planner Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage travel program, including processing, planning, and controlling budgets, policies, and procedures
  • Identify and evaluate travel risks and problems and develop controls to minimize or eliminate them
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and controls to minimize or eliminate travel risks
  • Provide administrative support for employee travel, including planning, booking, and tracking travel
  • Provide travel training, support, and assistance to travelers
  • Collaborate with human resources, finance, and other company departments to develop travel policies and processes
  • Manage expenses for approved business travel
  • Manage approval processes for travel requests
  • Oversee the assignment of travel requests, including coordination of travel resources and facilities and obtaining approval
  • Develop and monitor travel policy documents, procedures, and standards
  • Maintain traveler expense records
  • Develop and monitor procedures for the processing of employee expenses

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, tourism, or related field
  • 2+ years’ proven experience in a travel planning role
  • Proven ability to develop strategic plans that align with corporate goals
  • Strong negotiation and closing skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate team members

We at Company Name are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to building a strong company. We therefore encourage applications from all types of people, from all walks of life. We welcome applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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